Event

2015 EFMD MBA Conference

Hosted by: LUISS Business School

The event will start on: 08 Mar 15 17:00
And will end on: 10 Mar 15 13:00

Location: Rome, Italy
Contact:
diana.grote@efmd.org

 

Theme
Redesigning the MBA

Target Group
This event is aimed at MBA Directors and business school staff involved in part-time, full-time and executive MBA programmes.

Important information regarding accommodation
Please note that exceptionally EFMD has changed the hotel booking procedure for this event. Indeed, room rates and conditions (e.g. cancellation policy) are much better on an individual basis. We therefore recommend that you book directly with one of the suggested hotels or via a booking platform such as booking.com.

 

More Information

Programme

Sunday, 8 March 2015
17:30 Registration Desk Open
18:00 – 19:30  Ice-breaking Activity
Design thinking: what the MBA curriculum and cupcakes have in common
19:30 Dinner

 

Monday, 9 March 2015
08:15 Registration Desk Open
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome
  • Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School, IT
  • Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD
  • Raffaele Oriani, MBA Director & Conference Chair,  LUISS Business School, IT
09:30 – 10:15 What will the world look like in 2020?
  • Tim Jones, Director, The Future Agenda, UK
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:45 Panel - What will the MBA look like in 2020?
Three speakers from different backgrounds will share their perspective for the future. What will change, what will disappear and how does your school need to adapt?
  • Kai Peters, Chief Executive, Ashridge, UK
  • Luigi De Vecchi, Chairman Continental Europe for Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi Bank, IT
  • Anna-Victoria Anderson, Current MBA Student, LUISS Business School, IT
Moderated by Mark Farrell, Head, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University, AU
11:45 – 12:45 Discussion Groups with Pre-assigned themes
12:45 – 13:15 Feedback
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Confessions of an MBA Director – Redesigning the MBA
How did you redesign your programme? What was the consultation process and which challenges did you encounter?
  • Gloria Batllori, Director, MBA Programmes, ESADE Business School, ES
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Breakout Sessions – Discussion Groups

Student Expectations

Students or customers ?
How do you set limits? What does the new relationship mean?
  • Moderated by Melissa Handley, MBA Associate Director, ESADE Busines School, ES    
Innovative ways to capture student experience
Blogs, videos etc.
  • Moderated by Elaine Eades, Director of MBA Programmes, University of Liverpool Management School, UK    
Faculty management
How do you get the faculty to be more student-responsive and student-focussed? How to foster new teaching styles?
  • Moderated by Amalia Di Iorio, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University, AU
Engaging Corporate Partners
How can you involve corporate partners and make sure your teaching caters to their needs?
  • Moderated by Stefania Mauri, Corporate Marketing Responsible, LUISS Business School, IT
17:00 – 17:30 EFMD Update
  • Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD
19:00 Transfer to Dinner Venue
19:30 Gala Dinner
22:30 Busses back to Hotels

 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015
09:00  - 10:00 Trends & Developments in Graduate Management Education
  • Alex Chisholm, Director, Statistical Analysis, GMAC®, US
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 The Use of Apps in Education
This session will discuss the rise of the mobile app economy and its significance to the delivery of graduate management education, in the classroom and beyond. The presentation will focus on Apple's iOS ecosystem and highlight a variety of apps, workflows and best practices for enhancing the MBA experience with mobile technology. Further reading will be made available after the session.
12:00 – 12:30 Closing Remarks & Welcome to the 2015 Conference
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Contact
  3. Directions
  4. Fees and Payment
  5. Accommodation
  6. Tourism
  7. Useful links
 
1. Venue

LUISS Business School
Viale Pola 12
00198 Rome
Italy

 
2. ContactTop

Emiliana De Santis, Assistant to the Dean
Viale Pola 12
00198 Rome
Tel: +39 06 8522 5633
Fax: +39 06 8522 5467
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
3. Direction to reach LUISS Business SchoolTop

The best way to reach Rome is by plane. There are two airports: the main one is Leonardo Da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport easily connected to Rome by taxi, trains and bus lines:

  • by taxi: There is now a standard 48 Euro charge by taxi from the airport to the city centre. You can pre-book a pick up transfer with www.romecabs.com. You will normally find taxis at the typical taxi stands, which are almost everywhere, including in Rome’s primary train station, Roma Termini. Drivers usually charge EUR 1 per pack they have to handle and occasional travellers may find some storage limitations in this kind of transport.
  • by train: There is the Leonardo Express which operates from Fiumicino Airport to Termini Station without any stops on the way through the centre of Rome, 10 minutes driving to LSBM. Journey time is 35 minutes. The ticket costs 14 euro. From the airport trains operate from 6:37 am until 11:37pm. From Termini Station they operate from 5:52 am until 10:52 pm. Refer to: www.adr.it/fiuminicino
  • by bus: the connection with the domestic and international arrivals are made by different companies. Please consult that website to have information about fees and timetable: http://www.adr.it/web/aeroporti-di-roma-en-/pax-fco-bus

Ciampino is the second airport, located in the South of Rome and also connected by the taxis and buses mentioned above.

You can reach Rome even by train from some European cities like Paris, Lugano, Geneva, Munich.
Get detailed information from Trenitalia website

To move all around Rome or reach LSBM campus, better using the Metro Lines.
Rome relies on two main metro lines that meet at Termini Train Station. Line A, runs mainly northwest and southeast while Line B runs southwest. Regarding metro schedules and frequency, both lines start at 5.30 am and typically finish its service at around 11.30 pm on weekdays and 0.30 am on Saturdays, running every 7 to 10 minutes. Rome metro system is the most reliable transportation in Rome and tickets can be purchased in newsstands, tobacco stores or vending machines.

 
4. Fees and paymentTop
  • EARLY BIRD UNTIL 28 November 2014
    • 690€ (+20% Italian VAT) FULL members of EFMD
    • 840€ (+20% Italian VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 990€ (+20% Italian VAT) non members of EFMD
  • NORMAL FEE UNTIL 16 January 2015
    • 790€ (+20% Italian VAT) FULL members of EFMD
    • 940€ (+20% Italian VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 1090€ (+20% Italian VAT) non members of EFMD
  • LATE FEE AFTER 16 January 2015
    • 890€ (+20% Italian VAT) FULL members of EFMD
    • 1040€ (+20% Italian VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 1190€ (+20% Italian VAT) non members of EFMD

Please note that the list of participants is printed 10 working days before the event (on 23 February 2015). If you register after that date your contact details will not be included in the list.


Also note that if we haven't received your payment (or proof of payment) before the list is printed (on 23 February 2015), your contact details will not be included in that list.

 
5. AccommodationTop

Please note that exceptionally EFMD has changed the hotel booking procedure for this event. Indeed, room rates and conditions (e.g. cancellation policy) are much better on an individual basis. We therefore recommend that you book directly with one of the hotels suggested here below or via a booking platform such as booking.com. All suggested hotels are within short walking distance of LUIS School of Business and Management.

Mercure Rome Corso Trieste
5 minutes walking distance

Hotel Villa del Parco
4 minutes walking distance

Hotel Fenix
4 minutes walking distance

Hotel Villa Pirandello
5 minutes walking distance

We highly recommend booking your room as early as possible

 
6. TourismTop

LSBM is located in Rome’s city centre, close to the vibe and splendour of roman archaeological sites and most relevant museums.

We have provided several websites below to help 2015 EFMD MBA Conference attendees conduct their own research on Rome and its surroundings areas. Each site provides maps, photo gallery, and way of transport that will help you plan your visit.

 
7. Useful linksTop