On June 12-13, 2014, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the first in-person meeting of the Executive Roundtable on business school global initiatives, a by-invitation-only group of heads of international education offices at top-tiered business schools. The group shared best practices in global business education, examined assessment tools typically used to measure global competencies, and envisioned the “next generation” of global programs.
Among those in attendance were leaders from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia), Columbia Business School, the Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth), the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern), the George Washington University School of Business, and Smith (led by Rebecca Bellinger, Director of Global Initiatives). The group’s membership also includes the Darla Moore School of Business (University of South Carolina).
The group informally came together at the 2013 annual meeting of the Global Business School Network (GBSN), a membership association that seeks to counter the world’s lack of management talent by building management education capacity through programs, networking, and events. Smith serves on the board of GBSN. Next year’s annual meeting of the Executive Roundtable will be hosted by Columbia.
Visit the Smith School’s Office of Global Initiatives website for more information about global programs.