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The MBA Roundtable is currently taking applications for the position of executive director. The executive director, in conjunction with the board of directors, provides overall strategic leadership and administrative accountability for the organization. Primary responsibilities include:
Strategic Direction and Leadership
Development and Delivery of MBAR Initiatives
Member Development and Communication
This is a 32-hour per week, part-time, salaried position. Benefits include 4-weeks’ vacation, a flexible schedule, and the ability to work from home.
Applications will be taken through Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Please email a resume/CV, cover letter, and list of references to Sarah Gardial, President and Carleen Kerttula, Executive Director, via Carleen@mbaroundtable.org.
The MBA Roundtable is a global association of business schools working together to inform and inspire MBA curricular and programmatic innovation.
We seek to improve MBA education and the practice of management by:
Our member schools represent graduate business programs throughout the US and the world. Through active participation in MBA Roundtable events, publications, research, and recognitions, members:
The MBA Roundtable was first envisioned in the early 1990s when a small group of pioneering business school faculty delivered a concurrent session on MBA curricular innovation to a standing-room-only crowd at a Decision Sciences Institute conference.
This early indicator of interest in MBA curricular advancement signaled the greater need for a forum where faculty and program directors could exchange ideas and work together to meaningfully advance MBA curricula. This need was realized by a group of twelve business schools who came together in 1995 to formally create the MBA Roundtable. Those founding member institutions were:
College, Olin Graduate School of Business
Kennesaw State University, Michael J. Coles College of Business
Maastricht School of Management
University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business
University of Denver, Daniels College of Business
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Business Administration
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flager Business School
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business
University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business
University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
University of Warwick, Warwick Business School
Since 1995 the organization has grown to 160+ member business schools (hyper link to member school list) who work together to advance MBA curricular and programmatic innovation.
The organization is an independent, registered 501-C3 non-profit organization that is governed by a board of directors made up of business school deans and faculty. A member-driven association, the MBA Roundtable is funded through annual membership dues.
MBA Roundtable members are asked to share their curricular ideas, experiences, and questions with one another through participation in MBA Roundtable-sponsored events, publications, and research.
Through this collaboration the MBA Roundtable creates and disseminates knowledge on topics related to curricular change processes, curricular design, and learning outcomes measurement. This knowledge enables program deans, directors, and faculty to better manage curricular and programmatic change within their own institutions.
In recent years we have conducted research and created opportunities for dialogue and idea sharing around the following topics: managing the curricular change process, action-based learning, leadership competency assessment and development, global mindset, sustainability, and entrepreneurial thought and action. The research studies, symposia proceedings, and papers are available to our members.
We also provide opportunities for member schools to showcase their curricular innovations via our activities, through the annual Innovator Award program, and via sponsorships.
View the list of Member Organizations here.
President, MBA Roundtable
Gardial is currently the Henry B. Tippie Dean at The University of Iowa. She was formerly Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Beaman Professor in Marketing at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. A seasoned thought leader in graduate management education, Gardial has been active in the industry by serving on multiple GMAC and MBA Roundtable boards and committees, and actively engaging in research projects for both organizations.
Assistant Dean, Program
Director, and Academic Director, Full-time MBA Program
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Vice President, Post Enrollment Services
Odette School of Business, University of Windsor
Director General and Dean
CENTRUM Catolica, the Graduate Business School of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Associate Dean, MBA Programs
Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
Director of DBA and MBA Programmes
Associate Dean of Executive Programs and Director of the Executive MBA Program
School of Management, George Mason University
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
& John Arch White Professor
McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Associate Dean Emeritus &
Professor Emeritus of Management
Georgia State University
Vice President, Full-time Programs
Thunderbird School of Global Management
The MBA Roundtable works closely with the following organizations to provide added value to our members and collectively serve the graduate management education community.
The Mission of the Council is to be the leader in the discovery and evaluation of talent, through assessments, for management education and practice around the world. The MBA Roundtable has partnered with GMAC for over ten years to deliver the Leadership Conference and to provide session content for their annual conference.
Percept Research is a global leader in benchmarking assessments specifically tailored to graduate management education. Percept partners with the MBA Roundtable to deliver our triennial Curricular Innovation Study and our series of Rapid Response Survey
Percept also offers discounts to MBA Roundtable members on their MBA Lifecycle Survey Suite. These surveys drive continuous improvement and support accreditation efforts of full-time MBA, part-time MBA, and executive MBA programs.