About Us


The Graduate Business Curriculum Roundtable (formerly the MBA Roundtable) is a global association of business schools whose mission is to advance graduate business education through curricular and co-curricular innovation.  

Our Core Values:

  • Collaboration and Sharing
  • Knowledge Generation and Research
  • Innovation Driven
  • Global Mindset
  • Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive

To fulfill its mission, the GBC Roundtable:

  • Creates forums to challenge, debate, and shape the future of graduate business education and its curricular content and design
  • Conducts research and studies
  • Organizes events to drive sharing, networking, community building and professional development
  • Equips business school deans, faculty and administrators with data, knowledge, resources to lead change and innovation in their school
  • Promotes and recognize business schools that innovate and lead change in the field
  • Contributes to the efforts of graduate management associations
  • Constantly strives to be THE industry resource for graduate business programs for curricular related innovations, challenges, research and collaboration.

How Does the GBC Roundtable Define Curriculum?
The GBC Roundtable defines curriculum as the overall content (theories, ideas, concepts, skills, knowledge, etc.) taught and delivered within the formal courses and other required learning experiences, the structure of those courses, and their sequence as well as co-curricular activites/opportunities of your graduate degree program(s). Learning experiences to deliver this curriculum content can include but are not limited to lectures, cases, textbooks and other readings, guest speakers, videos, simulations, assignments, assessments, experiential and group projects, as well as co-curricular activities, programs, and learning experiences that complement, in some way, what students are learning in their degree program.  The GBC Roundtable supports curriculum innovation across all graduate business degree programs and delivery modalities.

“MBA Roundtable is much more than just a great resource for current thinking on the MBA - it is also a great resource for the latest thinking in specialized masters programs and portfolio approaches to graduate management education.”
Brian Cameron, Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs, Penn State Smeal College of Business

"I firmly believe that the work of the MBAR is essential to our industry. MBAR is one of the few if only professional organizations that focuses on the curriculum -- the content, format, pedagogy,delivery and technology -- with an goal to identify trends, seek innovation,discover unique breakthroughs, and most importantly, share these findings with the other members of graduate management community."

Joe Fox, MBA Roundtable President - 2014-2017, Former Associate Dean, Washington University