Business Education Jam – Reimagining Business Education

By any standards, the Business Education Jam was a great success. Held on November 12-13, the Global Jam was hosted by the prestigious Boston University Questrom School of Business. Before this global symposium, a total of 9 mini jams had been completed. Each dialogue was uniquely designed to mirror regional needs, culture, and resources. 

Along with 30 more attendees from various business schools and institutions, our chair Ali Elquammah and our Executive Director Hanane El Kouari were invited to represent  AABS and its network of business schools. During the two-day event, they were able to directly engage with industry and public policy leaders from distinctive regions of the world. The participants discussed ideas to improve business education in a dramatically changing world.

 

The purpose of the Boston Jam was to continue the conversations from all 9 mini-Jam but also to create a gathering where participants could collaborate and advance projects.

 

Through interactive sessions, participants were able to identify a variety of shared initiatives that they can engage in to address key challenges they face everyday.  The overwhelming takeaway from attendees was that they left positive about the progress made and inspired to take action for the success of business education in their respective countries and regions.

 

The findings of this event will definitely serve as a powerful resource for business schools’ evolution.