2011 EFMD Conference on Undergraduate Management Education

Navigating in Troubled Waters – Is Undergraduate Management Education Adrift?

Hosted by: Corvinus University of Budapest

The event will start on: 05 Oct 11 12:30

And will end on: 07 Oct 11 12:15

At Budapest, Hungary

Budapest , Budapest

Contact: http://www.uni-corvinus.hu    diana.grote@efmd.org


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Wednesday, 5 October
14:30 - 15:30 Registrations
15:30 - 16:00 Welcome
Gyula Zilahy, Vice Dean for International and Research Affairs, Corvinus University, HU
Mathias Falkenstein, Director, Business School Services, EFMD
Jonathan Slack, Chief Executive, Association of Business Schools, UK
16:00 - 17:00 The Current Challenges of Undergraduate Management Education
Lawrence G. Singleton
, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, School of Business
The George Washington University, US
17:00 - 17:30 EFMD update
Mathias Falkenstein
, Director, Business School Services, EFMD
19:00 Dinner


Thursday, 6 October
09:00 - 09:45 Competition & the Mission of UGME
Huw Morris, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Executive Dean of the College of Arts & Social Sciences, the University of Salford, UK
09:45 - 10:15 Corporate Undergraduate Framework - Stretching the Traditional UG Academic Models
Melanie Currie
, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, Nottingham Business School, UK
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 11:30 What Students Want
Andrew Crisp, Director, CarringtonCrisp, UK
11:45 - 12:30 Engaging Students in Management Schools: concepts, practices, resources.
This keynote is based on two research projects funded by the UK Higher Education Academy and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. It considers a) the different understandings of ‘student engagement’ and b) the links between the evidence about student engagement and associated leadership practices. It showcases relevant resources and tested frameworks for action aimed at leaders.
Paul Trowler, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, UK
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 Breakout sessions on teaching and learning (repeated):
Engaging Students in Management Schools: concepts, practices, Learning Styles: Making Students' Different Styles a Strength in Undergraduate Teaching
Anne Swanberg, Head of BI LearningLab, Norwegian School of Management, NO
Engaging Students in Management Schools: concepts, practices, resources.
The associated workshop offers an opportunity for participants, by means of simulation, to grapple with these issues through engaging their own experiences and understandings.
Vicky Trowler, Freelance Researcher, Lancaster University, UK
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 16:00 Breakout sessions on teaching and learning:
Learning Styles: Making Students' Different Styles a Strength in Undergraduate Teaching
Anne Swanberg, Head of BI LearningLab, Norwegian School of Management, NO
Engaging Students in Management Schools: concepts, practices, resources.
The associated workshop offers an opportunity for participants, by means of simulation, to grapple with these issues through engaging their own experiences and understandings.
Vicky Trowler, Freelance Researcher, Lancaster University, UK
16:00 - 17:15 Life boat sessions
Participants will get the chance to discuss 3 challenges they are confronted with together with their colleagues and peers. Each round of discussions will take 30 minutes.
19:00 Dinner


Friday, 7 October
09:30 - 10:00 Panel on Internships
This panel will explore the learning outcomes and experience of the different parties involved in internships (students, employers and internship coordinators)
Déborah Etienne, Director of Human Resources, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, L’Oreal
András Bálint
, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Corvinus University of Budapest, HU
Gergő Haris
, Four Seasons Budapest, HU
10:00 - 10:45 Employer Perspective
What do employers expect from the students they hire? What are their challenges and suggestions?
Katalin Ránky, Director External Affairs and former CEO, L'Oreal S.A, HU
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break and presentation of drawings
11:15 - 12:45 Trim the Sails
Moderated by Dennis Hanno, Dean, Undergraduate School, Babson College, US
12:45 - 13:15 Closing Remarks and Welcome to the 2012 Conference
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch

Practical information

  1. Venue
  2. Contact at Corvinus
  3. Registration
  4. Fees and Payments
  5. Accommodation
  6. Tourism
  7. Links

1. Venue
Corvinus University of Budapest
H-1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8. HUNGARY
Main Building, Ground Floor Aud 3 (Main Session Hall)

2. Contact at Corvinus Top
Monika Csizmar
Program Coordinator, International Study Programs, Faculty of Business Administration
Corvinus University of Budapest, H-1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8. HUNGARY, Main Building, First Floor, Room 136 (ISP Office)
Tel: +36 482 5008
Fax: +36 482 5449
Email: monika.csizmar@uni-corvinus.hu

Direction to reach hotel Gellert and the university

Gellért Hotel is situated in 5 minutes walk from Corvinus University or 1 tram stop away, by tram 47 or 49.

Hotel Gellért from the Airport

3. Registration Top
Online registration form.

4. Fees and Payments Top

  • EARLY BIRD UNTIL 30 June 2011
    • 685€ members of EFMD
    • 835€ affiliate members of EFMD
    • 985€ non members of EFMD
  • NORMAL FEE UNTIL 9 September 2011
    • 785€ members of EFMD
    • 935€ affiliate members of EFMD
    • 1085€ non members of EFMD
  • LATE FEE AFTER 9 September 2011(payment by credit card ONLY)
    • 885€ members of EFMD
    • 1035€ affiliate members of EFMD
    • 1185€ non members of EFMD

Fees cover attendance at the meeting, documentation, meals and refreshments, but NOT hotel accommodation.
Indeed please note that EFMD is collecting only conference fees. Hotel fees are to be paid directly to the different hotel upon departure (please refer to the Hotel Information Section further down for more details).

Cancellation Policy for Registrations
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If we receive notice of your withdrawal by 05 September 2011 a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ will be charged. After this date, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

5. Accommodation Top
Our conference secretariat has negotiated preferential rates at Hotel Gellert, situated in 5 minutes walking distance of Corvinus University, our conference venue.

Danubius Hotel Gellert
Szent Gellert ter 1, H- 1111 Budapest

Economy single (courtyard view)

  • 114 €

Economy double (courtyard view)

  • 128 €

Standard single (view over Danube or Gellert hill)

  • 132 €

Standard double (view over Danube or Gellert hill)

  • 146 €

Hotel accommodation request procedure
The Conference Organiser has reserved rooms at preferential rates for the conference participants at the above mentioned hotel. Requests for accommodation are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly advise all participants to reserve their hotel room before 16 August 2011. After this date, hotel availability and rates are no longer guaranteed. Rooms are available between 04 October (earliest check-in) and 08 October 2011 (latest check-out). All other dates are upon request and subject to availability.
To make a request for accommodation, please complete the registration and hotel booking form. Please note that requests by telephone or email are not accepted.

Payments for all bookings are to be settled with the hotel directly upon departure. A valid credit card number must be given when making your booking request in order to guarantee and secure your reservation. The Conference Organiser cannot process nor confirm hotel bookings without a valid credit card. Please ensure that your credit card will still be valid at the time of the conference.

Confirmation of hotel booking
If a hotel room is available at the selected hotel and for the requested dates, the final hotel confirmation letter will be sent by email within 72 hours, with the name of the hotel, arrival/departure dates and type of room. You will be informed accordingly if no rooms are available.
If you have not received the final hotel confirmation email within 1 week, please contact the Conference Organiser at efmd@momentum-pco.be or at +32 16 40 45 55.

Cancellation notifications
Cancellations of hotel bookings must be sent in writing to the Conference Organiser, by email at efmd@momentum-pco.be or by fax at +32 16 40 35 51.

Change of booking or reduction of stay
Any change of reservation or reduction of stay must be notified in writing to the Conference Organiser. Please do not contact the hotel directly in case of any booking changes. All changes are subject to hotels’ availability and the entire stay may be charged.

Cancellation conditions
- For cancellations received by 10 September 2011: no charge will occur.
- For cancellations received between 11 and 25 September 2011; one night will be charged on the credit card given.
- For cancellations received as of 26 September 2011; the entire stay will be charged on the credit card given.

Late arrival
If you will be arriving late (after 6 pm), please indicate this on your hotel booking form in order to secure your room.

In case of no-show, the entire stay booked will be charged and your room will be kept for you until noon the day following your expected arrival date. Afterwards, the room will be made available to others.

Early departure
In case of early departure, the entire stay will be charged for checking out prior to the departure date confirmed.

Invoices will be issued by the hotels directly upon check-out.

Check-in time & Check-out time
Reserved rooms are available to the customer at 2 PM on the agreed arrival date. Rooms must be vacated and made available to the hotel not later than 12 AM on the agreed departure date. Rooms which are not available for the hotel on the date of departure at 12 AM will be charged for an extra night.

Special requests
Please note that special requests, such as early check-in are never guaranteed, but upon availability of the hotel.

Dates before or after the event
If you need a room before or after the event’s date, please contact us by e-mail at efmd@momentum-pco.be.

6. Tourism Top

Daytrips from Budapest: http://www.hungary.com/budapest/surroundings

7. Links
Train schedules: www.mav-start.hu
Coaches for travelling to the country in Hungary or nearby countries, like Austria, Croatia etc.: www.volanbusz.hu OR www.orangeways.com
Budapest Public transport info: www.bkv.hu
Basic weather forecast info: www.hungary.com
Map: www.utvonalterv.hu

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