2022 EFMD Master Programmes Conference

wed07dec(dec 7)16:30fri09(dec 9)14:302022 EFMD Master Programmes ConferenceReinventing Master ProgrammesLocation:Nottingham, United Kingdom

Event Details

This conference is tailored to fit the expectations of directors and administrators of MSc and MA programmes from all over the world. The event is a unique occasion for networking, sharing and debating issues and opportunities present in Masters programmes.
When entering a Master programme, the diversity of students’ backgrounds is wide due to their working experience and individual motivations. Keeping in mind the complexity of managing Masters programmes, we base the sessions around topics such as global trends and new markets for Masters programmes while staying relevant to all attendees.

Please note: this conference will not deal with MBA programmes as EFMD organizes a yearly event dedicated exclusively to MBA programmes.

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Programme

Wednesday 7 December - Disruption

16:30 – 16:50

Welcome address

  • Alex Hiller, Head of Postgraduate and Executive Education, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Director Business School Services, EFMD Global

16:50 – 17:30

Opening Keynote: Disruption
Where is disruption coming from and what is the role of Business Schools?

  • Baback Yazdani, Dean, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

17:30 – 19:00

Ice-breaking activity

  • Ofelia Palermo, Principal Lecturer in Management and Assistant Head of International, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

19:00 – 21:00

Welcome dinner

Thursday 8 December - Innovation

09:00 – 10:30

Plenary I – Programme portfolio analysis: rethinking and looking ahead

  • Andrew Crisp, Co-Founder and Director, CarringtonCrisp, UK
  • Moderated by: Alex Hiller, Head of Postgraduate and Executive Education, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Discussion in small groups
Time to share your challenge and receive advices from colleagues.

12:00 – 12:30

Feedback in bigger group

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:15

Breakout sessions

A1: Creating Conditions for Pedagogic Innovation: the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching
This session will focus on the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) and the role it plays in the evolution and dissemination of pedagogic innovation at NTU. The session will cover the origin and history of TILT, the nature of the groups that underpin it, and the advantages of interdisciplinary approaches for generating innovation in the curriculum. The session will include case studies from across academic schools at NTU along with discussion of their impact.

  • Kathy Charles, Executive Dean of Learning and Teaching, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

A2: Pedagogy innovation
Creativity, originality and initiative are featured in the top 10 job skills for future concluded by the World Economic Forum. Yet our business schools are often stuck in a positivist and linear paradigm focusing on logical analyses and deductive approach to problems. In this session participants will be invited to experience how spontaneous imagination and creativity combined with real world challenges could be incorporated into curriculum design in order to encourage students to become more experimental, ready to think outside the box as well as more responsible in their approach to business. The session will draw on digital introductory postgraduate level course called Good Place Lab where students get exposed to design thinking (and doing) concepts with an objective to innovate places around them.

  • Radka Newton, Senior Teaching Fellow, Strategy and Innovation, Lancaster University Management School, UK

A3: Student support innovation

  • Luigi Gangitano, Chief of Digital Innovation at Polimi Graduate School of Management and Managing Director in FadPro, IT
  • Catia Trinchillo, FLEXA Digital Project Leader, IT
  • Gaia Spaiardi, GAZE Product Owner, IT

14:15 – 15:00

Repeating breakout sessions

A1: Creating Conditions for Pedagogic Innovation: the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching
This session will focus on the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) and the role it plays in the evolution and dissemination of pedagogic innovation at NTU. The session will cover the origin and history of TILT, the nature of the groups that underpin it, and the advantages of interdisciplinary approaches for generating innovation in the curriculum. The session will include case studies from across academic schools at NTU along with discussion of their impact.

  • Kathy Charles, Executive Dean of Learning and Teaching, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

A2: Pedagogy innovation
Creativity, originality and initiative are featured in the top 10 job skills for future concluded by the World Economic Forum. Yet our business schools are often stuck in a positivist and linear paradigm focusing on logical analyses and deductive approach to problems. In this session participants will be invited to experience how spontaneous imagination and creativity combined with real world challenges could be incorporated into curriculum design in order to encourage students to become more experimental, ready to think outside the box as well as more responsible in their approach to business. The session will draw on digital introductory postgraduate level course called Good Place Lab where students get exposed to design thinking (and doing) concepts with an objective to innovate places around them.

  • Radka Newton, Senior Teaching Fellow, Strategy and Innovation, Lancaster University Management School, UK

A3: Student support innovation

  • FLEXA, Polimi Graduate School of Management, IT
  • Luigi Gangitano, Chief of Digital Innovation at Polimi Graduate School of Management and Managing Director in FadPro, IT
  • Catia Trinchillo, FLEXA Digital Project Leader, IT
  • Gaia Spaiardi, GAZE Product Owner, IT

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30

Plenary II – Geopolitics and its impact on the world economy – how to prepare our students for these geopolitical shifts?
Geopolitics has taken its rightful place as a key component of post-graduate management courses. Firstly we will consider what students need to know in terms of who they could be sat next to in the lecture theatre and where they could find themselves during a semester/year of international mobility within programs offering such experience. That should be found in the practical input during induction or initial modules such as Intercultural Management. Next, what should courses include to prepare the future manager for the issues and challenges that geopolitical events may give rise to? As well as modules on geopolitics, what others can add further relevant analytical skills? Finally a brief look at a couple of examples of current Masters course content and a sharing of examples as can be found in other programs…such as yours.

  • Phil Eyre, MBA Programs Director & Geopolitics Faculty, Grenoble Ecole de Management, FR
  • Moderated by: Alex Hiller, Head of Postgraduate and Executive Education, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

19:30 – 22:00

Conference dinner

Friday 9 December - Collaboration

09:00 – 09:45

GMAC Session on application trends
GMAC will provide an overview of the current Masters landscape through insight from the recently-published GMAC Application Trends Survey 2022, and the latest GMAT volume data. In addition, in this ever changing world, we will explore the current motivators and barriers for candidates considering a Masters degree, as informed by the latest Prospective Students Survey.

  • James Barker, Senior Market Development Manager, Europe, Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®)

09:45 – 10:45

Plenary III– moving from diversity to inclusion, how do we increase social mobility?

  • Björn Claes, Teaching Director Masters Programmes, The Open University Business School, UK
  • Fanny Passeport, Education Developer at ErasmusX, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
  • Moderated by: Alex Hiller, Head of Postgraduate and Executive Education, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45

Panel discussion: Different ways to collaborate at the Master programmes level

  • Carlos Salgado Wunderlin, Director of Strategic Development – EMEA, Coursera, UK
  • Ofelia Palermo, Principal Lecturer in Management and Assistant Head of International, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Moderated by: Alex Hiller, Head of Postgraduate and Executive Education, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

12:45 – 13:15

Chair conclusion

  • Alex Hiller, Head of Postgraduate and Executive Education, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Director Business School Services, EFMD Global

13:15 – 14:30

Lunch

Practical information

Conference fees

Early Bird Fee until 30 September 2022:

  • EFMD Full member: € 685 plus 20% VAT = € 816,75
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 835 plus 20% VAT = € 998,25
  • EFMD non-member: € 985 plus 20% VAT = € 1179,75

Normal Fee until 4 November 2022:

  • EFMD Full member: € 885 plus 20% VAT = € 1058,75
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1050 plus 20% VAT = € 1300,75
  • EFMD non-member: € 1235 plus 20% VAT = € 1482,25

Late Fee from 5 November 2022:

  • EFMD Full member: € 985 plus 20% VAT = € 1179,75
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1150 plus 20% VAT = € 1482,25
  • EFMD non-member: € 1385 plus 20% VAT = € 1663,75

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 04/11/2022, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ plus 20% VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, 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 the notification of the name, title, and address of the substitute.

Please note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) before November 23, 2022, your name will not be added to the participants’ list.

EFMD's health policy for in-person attendance

Please refer to the EFMD general policy and local authorities requirements to enter the country.

Conference hotel information

Venue & contact

Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)115 941 8418

Contact for questions:

Virginie Heredia Rosa

Transportation

By Car
When driving to Nottingham City Campus our postcode is NG1
4BU. There is no onsite parking but discount at a local car park is
available for 8 and 24 hour stays. To claim this discount, tickets
need to be purchased from reception of the school before 5:30pm.

By Train
Nottingham Station is a 15 minute walk from Nottingham City
Campus. Alternatively you can get Nottingham’s tram (NET) from
the station with a £2.50 event return voucher obtained from us.

By Air
East Midlands Airport is the closest airport to Nottingham City
Campus which is 15 miles outside the city. There is a Skylink bus
service running every half an hour into the city centre.

By Tram
Park and Ride stations outside the city centre allow you to park
and catch the tram to the Nottingham Trent University tram stop.
Obtain a £2.50 return event voucher from us.

Tourist information

Speakers

  • Alex Hiller

    Alex Hiller

    Head of Postgraduate and Executive Education, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

    Head of Postgraduate and Executive Education, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK

  • Andrew Crisp

    Andrew Crisp

    Co-founder/Director, CarringtonCrisp, UK

    Co-founder/Director, CarringtonCrisp, UK

  • Baback Yazdani

    Baback Yazdani

    Dean, Nottingham Business, School Nottingham Trent University

    Dean, Nottingham Business, School Nottingham Trent University

  • Carlos Salgado Wunderlin

    Carlos Salgado Wunderlin

    Director of Strategic Development – EMEA, Coursera, UK

    Director of Strategic Development – EMEA, Coursera, UK

  • Catia Trinchillo

    Catia Trinchillo

    FLEXA Digital Project Leader, IT

    FLEXA Digital Project Leader, IT

  • Fanny Passeport

    Fanny Passeport

    Education Developer at ErasmusX, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Education Developer at ErasmusX, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz

    Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz

    Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

    Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

  • Gaia Spaiardi

    Gaia Spaiardi

    GAZE Product Owner, IT

    GAZE Product Owner, IT

  • James Barker

    James Barker

    Senior Market Development Manager, Europe, Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®)

    Senior Market Development Manager, Europe, Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®)

  • Kathy Charles

    Kathy Charles

    Executive Dean of Learning and Teaching, Nottingham Trent University, UK

    Executive Dean of Learning and Teaching, Nottingham Trent University, UK

  • Luigi Gangitano

    Luigi Gangitano

    Chief of Digital Innovation POLIMI and Managing Director in FadPro, IT , IT

    Chief of Digital Innovation POLIMI and Managing Director in FadPro, IT , IT

  • Phil Eyre

    Phil Eyre

    MBA Programs Director & Geopolitics Faculty

    MBA Programs Director & Geopolitics Faculty

  • Radka Newton

    Radka Newton

    Help to Grow Programme Director, Engagement Director, Lancaster University Management School, UK

    Help to Grow Programme Director, Engagement Director, Lancaster University Management School, UK

  • Vanina Farber

    Vanina Farber

    elea Professor of social innovation and Dean of the EMBA

    elea Professor of social innovation and Dean of the EMBA

Address

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

50 Shakespeare Street,Nottingham, NG1 4FQ, UK

Time

december 7 (wednesday) 16:30 - december 9 (friday) 14:30 GMT