Webinar: Designing and Sustaining MBA Programs that Reflect Business Relevance and a Disruptive World
Dr. Liesl Riddle, George Washington University School of Business, US
Dr. Andreas Schotter, Ivey Business School, Canada
Webinar Jointly Organized by AIB Teaching & Education Shared Interest Group and
Georgia State University CIBER
MBA programs are an essential part of executive development globally. Ability to provide managers with frameworks and insights that would help developing their businesses further ensures the success of an MBA program. However, how can universities and academic faculty teaching in them ensure that MBA education reflects fast-pacing realities of disruptive business environment? How can MBAs incorporate state-of-art knowledge from the world of practice without compromising demands for the academic rigorousness? What materials, teaching methods, and teaching approaches should dominate MBA programs to train managers operating in constant uncertainty and change?
Join us to discuss these and many other essential questions with two outstanding educators and program managers who brought MBA education in their schools to new heights.
- Understanding potential challenges when maintaining top quality and attractiveness of a MBA program.
- Obtaining tips for MBA program managers on how to design and manage MBA program with agility.
- Obtaining tips for the educators teaching on MBA programs on how to remain at the top of the global business agenda and how to deliver relevant insights for managers who are operating in turbulent, disruptive world.
September 9, 2021
11:00AM – 12:00PM EST
About the Speakers
Dr. Liesl Riddle
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs; Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs, George Washington University School of Business, US
Liesl Riddle is the vice dean for strategy and an associate professor of international business and international affairs at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). She previously served as GWSB’s Associate Dean for Graduate Programs for seven years over two non-consecutive terms. With the faculty, Dr. Riddle designed the School’s Online MBA and MS Information Systems and Technology Management programs in 2012 and later built the School’s internal instructional design team and studio. In 2018, Dr. Riddle spearheaded a comprehensive reimagination of GWSB’s graduate programs, which included revising the curricula for six formats of the MBA, five specialized masters degrees, and 18 graduate certificates as well as launching three new business masters degrees, nine graduate certificates, 25 “4+1” degrees, and five new STEM degrees, including a STEM MBA. These efforts expanded the market segments served by the School’s graduate portfolio, created a stackable system of graduate education, and catalyzed GWSB’s double-digit growth in graduate applications, enrollments, and rankings (for Global MBA and Online MBA) between 2018-2021.
As a scholar, Dr. Riddle published numerous articles about diasporas and development, international entrepreneurship, and trade and investment promotion. Dr. Riddle conducts action research through diaspora engagement strategic consulting for international organizations and government agencies, including the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the International Organization for Migration, and for private-sector clients including Charities of America Foundation and Western Union. She is a founding member and former director of GW’s Diaspora Research Program and is a faculty advisor for GW’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) in the area of diaspora investment and entrepreneurship. Dr. Riddle has received numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious university George Washington Award and the GW School of Business Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Riddle holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies, a MBA in Marketing/International Business, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Andreas Schotter
Associate Professor of International Business; Ivey’s Academic Director of the CEMS Global Alliance Masters in International Management Program, Ivey Business School, Canada
Dr. Andreas Schotter is an Associate Professor of International Business and General Management at the Ivey Business School, Canada. He holds the F.W.P. Jones Faculty Fellowship. He is also a John H. Dunning Fellow at Henley Business School at the University of Reading, UK. Before joining the faculty at Ivey, Dr. Schotter served on the faculty of the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. The Wall Street Journal has named him twice WSJ Distinguished Professor of the Year. He has lived and worked in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the USA.
As an international management and leadership expert, Dr. Schotter helps executives and organizations understand the challenges and opportunities posed by the rapidly evolving global economy. He specializes in how to drive the agile decision-making that will prevail in today’s complex and turbulent world. His current areas of endeavor include research on lateral collaboration in multinational enterprises, boundary spanning, global value chain disruption, the international staffing strategies of MNEs, and the future of work. Before embarking on an academic career, Dr. Schotter was a senior executive with several multinational corporations across several industries including, luxury consumer goods, automotive, and industrial machinery.
Dr. Schotter’s research appears in top management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management, the Journal of International Business Studies, and others. He has authored numerous book chapters, a book on management frameworks and more than 20 cases, several of them bestsellers. In addition to his scholarly work, He works closely with multinational corporations and not-for-profit organizations from North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America on their global strategies and business model transformations. He is frequently called upon by national and international media to comment on strategy, leadership and intentional business issues.
For more information: www.andreasschotter.com