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Request for Proposals to Host 2018 MBA for Working Professionals Conference

The MBA for Working Professionals, an affinity group of AACSB-International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, is seeking proposals from business schools to host its 25th annual conference in October 2018. Proposals should contain a rough program outline, including suggested content, agenda and venue choices, as well as information on any aspects of your school that make it particularly appropriate for hosting the 2018 conference. It also should include a draft … [Read More...]

The Graying of B-School Faculty: Do Teaching Evaluations Decline with Age?

College and university faculty demographics continue to shift toward an older workforce as professors are increasingly likely to delay retirement. The reality of this movement now stands in contrast to the much anticipated threat of mass retirements among baby boomer faculty. Of course, those initial reports had not anticipated the unforeseen economic events of the great recession which, in part, has contributed to faculty decisions to work much past 65 years of age. Indeed, according to a PBS … [Read More...]

Part-Time MBA Market Perceptions: The Latest Data

The latest trends affecting the part-time MBA market were the focus of the opening session of the 22nd annual MBA for Working Professionals Conference, which attracted representatives from more than 70 business schools to Baruch College in New York City last week. The session’s three speakers— Alex Chisolm, senior research director at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC); Rob Ryan, assistant dean at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University; and Marci Armstrong, … [Read More...]

UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management to Host 2016 MBA for Working Professionals Conference

The Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been selected to host next year’s MBA for Working Professionals Conference, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 12-14, 2016. The proposed theme, “California Dreaming: Sharing Success and Imagining the Future,” for the 23rd annual conference will explore the challenges and successes of business schools that enroll working professional students. The conference will convene at UCLA’s new Meyer & … [Read More...]