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Center Director To Moderate Panel on Delivering Impact and Purpose in the Curriculum

Students and industry are demanding the MBA prepare its graduates to make an impact on their organizations and community. How can the MBA curriculum meet that growing need?

“Social good” and "positive impact" are often talked about in our MBA programs, but how are we delivering? We are now in the middle of a global pandemic and resulting economic recession, on top of growing awareness of the need to improve historic racial inequities. MBA Programs around the world are addressing these needs in innovative courses, centers, co-curricular activities and entire programs focused on social responsibility, sustainability, impact investing, inclusion and social enterprise. Join us for our virtual 2020 MBA Roundtable Annual Curricular Innovation Symposium as we discuss and share how to take the next steps in building increased impact and purpose into your MBA curriculum. (Source: MBA Roundtable Symposium website)

Our Director, Erik Foley is moderating a panel on day 1 of the conference highlighting the MajorSustainability project (not yet released to the public) and the Business Sustainability Graduate Certificate program. He is sharing the virtual stage with academic leaders from INCAE Business School (Costa Rica) and Colorado State University. Here is the panel:

Planning, Implementing and Delivering Impact and Purpose in the MBA Curriculum

Moderator:  Erik Foley,

Director, Center for the Business of Sustainability, Penn State Smeal College of Business 

Travis Maynard, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Business, Colorado State University

Andrea M. Prado, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Director of the Strachan Chair of Philanthropy and Social Investment, INCAE Business School

Center partners also in Smeal, Michelle Darnell (Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility) and Jamie Campbell (Diversity Enhancement) are leading discussions later in the day.

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