2016 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General
Hosted by: Corvinus University of Budapest
The event will start on: 25 Jan 16 15:15
And will end on: 27 Jan 16 03:30
Location: Budapest, Hungary
"Business Schools: Purpose in Context"
A meeting by invitation only, for those with chief executive (top management) responsibility and authority in EFMD member business schools and centres. Directors of non-member schools can be invited at the discretion of the organisers.
For Logistic Questions (registration, invoice):
T +32 2 789 2300
Monday, 25 January 2016
|08:00 - 09:45||Pre-Conference Session: Global Responsibility Breakfast
Venue: Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge - Room: Bellevue I
Registered attendees of the 2016 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General are invited to register for a breakfast event co-hosted by UNCTAD’s Division of Investment and Enterprise, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative and Global Business School Network. Panelists will share their perspectives on how business schools through transformative management education can act as vector for global responsibility and sustainability.
Please note that space is limited for this session and online registration are available here.
|10:15||Buses from Sofitel to Corvinus|
|10:30 – 14:00||Registration|
|11:00 – 12:30||Session: EFMD Quality Services Annual Meeting
The EFMD Quality Services Team will report during a plenary session on the current status and the latest developments of EFMD accreditations. Through this session, Deans and Directors will also learn about the future objectives of the EFMD accreditations.
It should be noted that this is not a standard accreditation seminar; explanations on Standards & Criteria or Processes are NOT the main objective of this session.
|12:30 – 13:00||Optional Newcomers’ Session
EFMD and its Deans & Directors General steering committee will bring newcomers up to speed with what this EFMD network has been trying to achieve in the last few years. Through this special session, newcomers will get a first opportunity to network with the members of the committee as well as with new participants of the conference.
|12:30 – 14:00||Welcome Lunch Buffet|
|Theme of the day: Purpose of Business Schools|
|14:00 – 14:15||Welcome
|14:15 – 14:45||EFMD Update
|14:45 – 15:00||What do people have to say about…
Aim: video editing of what Deans, students and some corporates have to say about the different roles, missions, purposes, and contributions of business schools to society in today’s different political and social contexts.
What is the purpose of business schools today? In what ways and to what extent is this purpose dependent on political and social context?
|15:00 – 16:00||Plenary I – Panel Discussion
The Purpose of Business Schools to Society in Today’s Different Political and Social Contexts
Aim: Understanding the differences in the role, mission, purpose and contribution of business schools to society today. To what extent and in which way is this purpose dependent on the political and social context? What does this mean for a Dean in his role as leader of a business school? What does this mean for a student?
|16:00 – 16:30||Coffee Break|
|16:30 – 18:00||Six Discussion Groups on Challenges and Impact for Society and Business Schools
Aim: Discuss what is a vision/mission of the business school of the future given what you’ve just heard? We are not locked in our context, so how can we handle it? How can business schools cooperate and build partnerships with respect for those different contexts? (political, social and technological development contexts)?
Groups moderated by:
|18:00||Bus Transfer from Corvinus to Sofitel|
|19:00||Welcome Drinks & Dinner in Sofitel|
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
|08:30||Buses from Sofitel to Corvinus|
|Theme of the morning: How do we fulfill this purpose of business schools,
from the outside in? (Curriculum design)
|09:00 – 10:00||Plenary II
Science - Not Science Fiction
Aim: This plenary’s aim is to make participants think; how advancement in sciences (things which are not science fiction anymore) can and are affecting business schools; trying to understand how business schools should react and adapt their curriculum because of these changes and new scientific discoveries. Why is it important that students understand scientific concepts beyond technology, such as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, etc.?
|10:00 – 10:30||Coffee Break|
|10:30 – 12:00||Discussion Groups|
|A1. The Implications of Scientific Developments on Curriculum
|A2. The Implications of Scientific Developments on Curriculum
|A3. The Implications of Scientific Developments on Research
|A4. The Implications of Scientific Developments on Research
|A5. The Implications of Scientific Developments on Collaboration and Partnerships
|A6. The Implications of Scientific Developments on Collaboration and Partnerships
|12:00 – 13:30||Lunch|
|Theme of the afternoon: What is the impact business schools have on the outside world
(from the inside - out)?
|13:30 – 14:45||Plenary III
Business School Impact on Society
Aim: Understanding the long-term impact business schools have on society, through graduates and research amongst others. Understanding as well what society expects from business schools. Are business schools shaping students the right way?
|14:45 – 15:15||Coffee Break|
|15:15 – 16:45||Working Groups Around Case Studies|
|B1. Cranfield Management School and other examples Case
Aim: discussing and exchanging with Deans about sustainability and how best we can integrate it to our business.
|B2. Gustavson School of Business: Seeing the World Differently
Aim: Using examples of engagement with aboriginal communities in Canada and with North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring, this working group will stimulate discussion around the contributions business schools can make to supporting economic growth through encouraging entrepreneurship and good governance in unstable or transitioning environments.
|B3. Partnering to Develop the Leaders of Tomorrow in Africa
Aim: For markets in developing countries to grow and compete globally, tomorrow's leaders need to build sustainability into their model for management. In Africa there is huge economic potential that will deliver broad social benefit. To help realise this, IBM has brought together an alliance of Corporate partners with Business Schools in the ABIS network to develop an education programme that will work with the private and public sectors together, and with NGOs. This will start with piloting a module on Governance in 2016
|B4. IESE Business School: Spontaneous learning in the firm: implications for the management profession and for management education
Aim: The unavoidable spontaneous learning that takes place as a result of human interactions in any firm operations at all levels generates what we call “footprints” in all persons involved. Such footprints can be positive or negative in the sense of leaving people better or worse prepared for future interactions and thus future firm performance in at least two dimensions, economic results and impact on their dignity. The second dimension has clear ethical implications for both the profession in general and for managers in particular, in the context of the firm mission and business model. Reflecting on these issues several ideas emerge that are relevant for management education, both from the perspective of program design and that of the educational process, with emphasis on the role of management professors.
|B5. Social Entrepreneurs around Corvinus University of Budapest
|16:45 – 18:00||Plenary IV
Aim: We’ve been talking a lot about MOOCs and distance learning the last years, but what about the fundamental question about the design of lecture rooms? It is a very important question as the physical space will be there for about 50 years and the interior of the building it needs to be in alignment with pedagogic development. How does a well-designed learning space influence the learning of students?
|18:00 – 18:15||Conclusion Session
|18:15 – 18:30||Presentation of Next Year’s Venue|
|18:30||Buses Back to Sofitel|
|19:45||Walk from Sofitel to Dinner Venue|
|20:00||Drinks and Gala Dinner in Vigadó Concert Hall, Vigadó tér 2., Budapest|
|22:30||Walk back to Sofitel|
- Contact at the School
- Direction to reach Budapest or the hotel (Sofitel)
- Fees and Payment
Corvinus University of Budapest, Corvinus Business School
8 Fővám Square, 1093 Budapest, Hungary,
Main Building (E), Ground floor
(Entrance from Fővám Square)
web: www.uni-corvinus.hu, English: http://portal.uni-corvinus.hu
Head, Accreditation Office
Address: 8 Fővám Square, 1093 Budapest, Hungary, Room 197
Tel: +36 1 482 5615
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (in Hungarian: Budapest Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér), is the only international airport serving the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, and by far the largest of the country's four commercial airports. The airport is located 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) east-southeast of the centre of Budapest and was renamed in honor of Ferenc Liszt on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Getting to the city from the airport: 30-40 minutes depending on traffic
- EARLY BIRD UNTIL 25 September 2015
- 995€ (+27% Hungarian VAT) FULL members of EFMD
- 1145€ (+27% Hungarian VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
- 1295€ (+27% Hungarian VAT) non members of EFMD
- NORMAL FEE UNTIL 11 December 2015
- 1220€ (+27% Hungarian VAT) FULL members of EFMD
- 1370€ (+27% Hungarian VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
- 1620€ (+27% Hungarian VAT) non members of EFMD
- LATE FEE AFTER 11 December 2015 (payment by credit card ONLY)
- 1345€ (+27% Hungarian VAT) FULL members of EFMD
- 1495€ (+27% Hungarian VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
- 1745€ (+27% Hungarian VAT) non members of EFMD
INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION POLICY: 8 January 2016
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If MCI EFMD Registration and Housing Office receives notice of your withdrawal before 8 January 2016, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ (+27% Hungarian VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. Please note that the list of participants is printed 10 working days before the event (on 11 January 2016). 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 11 January 2016), your contact details will not be included in that list.
The Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge is the conference hotel.
All of the hotel bedrooms are blocked for participants of the conference. For your information, the first conference dinner will take place in this hotel.
The price for a single and double room is of 145€/night + VAT and local taxes (171,10€/night) if you reserve through the EFMD online registration form.
This rate includes:
- Full American Buffet Breakfast
- Complimentary access to Sofitel Spa with swimming pool, sauna, gym
- Free Wifi access
- Free entrance to Las Vegas Casino
- Lanvin / Hermes toiletries in every bathroom
- Tea and coffee making facilities in every room