2023 EFMD Master Programmes Conference

wed06dec(dec 6)16:00fri08(dec 8)14:002023 EFMD Master Programmes ConferenceTransforming masters: preparing for the futureLocation:Paris, France

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.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

“ It felt like I was engaged in a conference with like-minded, forward thinking professionals wanting to drive forward postgraduate learning excellence. Leaders, not followers.”

– Rob Hayward, Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford Brookes University, UK

“ It’s a welcoming community of scholars and senior administrators from business master programmes around the world, with lots of opportunity for learning and networking.”

– Gabi Helfert, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

    James Barker, Europe Graduate Management Admission Council ®, UK
    Gabi Helfert, Rotterdam School of Management, NL
    Alex Hiller, Nottingham Business School, UK
    Kyryl Lakishyk, Catolica Lisbon, PT
    Radka Newton, Lancaster University Management School, UK
    Vanja Piljak, University of Vaasa, FI
    Mark Thomas, ICN Business School, F
    Peter Woods, Griffith Business School, AU

Strategic Partner:

Registration

Register here!

Programme

🌎 ALL INDICATED TIME SLOTS ARE CET (BRUSSELS, PARIS)

Wednesday 6 December

16:30 – 16:50

Welcome address

  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Director Business School Services, EFMD Global
  • Mark Thomas, Associate Dean for Programmes, ICN Business School, FR

16:50 – 17:30

Opening Keynote: Interdisciplinary and transformation

  • Gérald Duffing, Director of the master in management (Programme Grande Ecole), ICN Business School, FR

17:30 – 19:00

Ice-breaking activity: The business school of 2050
Aim : What will the business school look like in year 2050? What will be the main values and principles? How will we learn? How will we teach? Be ready to work in groups!

  • Radka Newton, Professor of Management Education and Innovation, Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), UK

19:00 – 21:00

Welcome dinner

Thursday 7 December

09:00 – 09:30

Group warm-up

  • Radka Newton, Professor of Management Education and Innovation, Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), UK

09:30 – 10:30

Plenary I: Looking at the future
In this session, we will look at the future, the expectations and discover what we can do as academic to prepare our students.

  • Marius Oosthuizen,​ Director, Scenarios, World Energy Forum

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Discussion in small groups
What are the values, behaviors and skills for the future?

12:00 – 12:30

Feedback in bigger group

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 14:45

Breakout sessions

A1: Master on Societal transformation EUR with RSM

  • Robin van den Akker, Assistant Professor Human Conditions ESPhil, Coordinator Master Societal Transitions, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
  • Moderated by:Gabi Helfert, Executive Director MSc Programmes, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

A2: Master of Global Development
This session will explore developing and convening a Masters program that gives a deep understanding of business, policy, people and power in the modern world. The degree was developed to align with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, to address the world’s most pressing challenges – including reducing poverty and to advance economic prosperity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and peace and good governance to all countries and all people by 2030.

  • Peter Woods, Director (EQUIS), Griffith Business School, AU
  • Moderated by: Radka Newton, Professor of Management Education and Innovation, Lancaster University Management School, UK

A3: Bringing civic, local commitment to the postgraduate curriculum
A first for EFMD, we cover public toilets, Birmingham Royal Ballet and the living wage all in one breakout session! Consider what Civic Engagement means for your School, its mission to be more purposeful and how your Masters programmes can incorporate additional elements of local community engagement to the benefit of the students, their learning experience and the organisations they work with. We share the experience of case studies from Exeter, Birmingham, Cardiff, Imperial and Sheffield business schools. Discuss your experience, challenges and solutions implementing such content and ideas for future collaborations.

  • Sarah Hardcastle Director, Hardcastle & Associates, UK

14:45 – 15:30

Repeating breakout sessions

A1: Master on Societal transformation EUR with RSM

  • Robin van den Akker, Assistent Professor Human Conditions ESPhil, Coordinator Master Societal Transitions, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
  • Moderated by:Gabi Helfert, Executive Director MSc Programmes, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

A2: Master of Global Development
This session will explore developing and convening a Masters program that gives a deep understanding of business, policy, people and power in the modern world. The degree was developed to align with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, to address the world’s most pressing challenges – including reducing poverty and to advance economic prosperity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and peace and good governance to all countries and all people by 2030.

  • Peter Woods, Director (EQUIS), Griffith Business School, AU
    • Moderated by: Radka Newton, Professor of Management Education and Innovation, Lancaster University Management School, UK

    A3: Bringing civic, local commitment to the postgraduate curriculum
    A first for EFMD, we cover public toilets, Birmingham Royal Ballet and the living wage all in one breakout session! Consider what Civic Engagement means for your School, its mission to be more purposeful and how your Masters programmes can incorporate additional elements of local community engagement to the benefit of the students, their learning experience and the organisations they work with. We share the experience of case studies from Exeter, Birmingham, Cardiff, Imperial and Sheffield business schools. Discuss your experience, challenges and solutions implementing such content and ideas for future collaborations.

    • Sarah Hardcastle Director, Hardcastle & Associates, UK

    15:30 – 16:00

    Coffee break

    16:00 – 17:00

    Plenary II: The enterprise of the future
    With the session, we will explore what masters offer students to help them create companies for a better world. Five Master graduates and final year students will join us on site and one remotely to complete to share their value-creating experiences and recommendations to Directors of Master Programmes.

    • Solomiia Chorna
    • Clémence Drouot
    • Widad Elhajjam
    • Lucie Fournier
    • Nicolas Larrouy
    • Dino Selimotic
  • Moderated by: Krista Finstad-Milion, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour Department, ICN Business School, FR

19:30 – 22:00

Conference dinner

Friday 8 December

09:00 – 10:00

Plenary III : Implications of Generative AI for business schools
In less than a year, Generative AI has pushed us to reconsider how we go about virtually all aspects of higher education: teaching, learning, assessment, research… Knowing that we cannot become experts in Generative AI overnight, how do we begin to address it as educators? In this session, we will discuss implications of Generative AI on business schools, and tackle potential ways to integrate it in teaching.

  • Jonathan Flores, Educational Innovation Manager, ErasmusX, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
  • Milan Vidakovic, Educational Innovation Manager, ErasmusX, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL

10:00 – 10:45

GMAC and Gen Z’s expectations of graduate management education
An overview of GMAC’s recent research and white paper on Gen Z and their expectations for their experiences in graduate management education, their careers, and indeed their lives as a whole. The research will provide Masters programs with some ideas for program positioning and marketing to match the aspirations of this next generation of applications. GMAC will also showcase a couple of projects being undertaken designed to inspire GME participation amongst this generation.

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

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:15

Plenary IV : Measuring the impact of masters

  • Andrew Jack, Global education editor, Financial Times

12:15 – 12:45

Chair conclusion and presentation of 2024 conference host

  • Mark Thomas, Associate Dean for Programmes, ICN Business School, FR

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch

Practical information

Conference fees

Early Bird Fee until 29 September 2023:

  • EFMD Full member: € 695 + 10% VAT = € 764,5
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 845 + 10% VAT = € 929,5
  • EFMD non-member: € 995 + 10% VAT = € 1094,5

Normal Fee until 3 November 2023:

  • EFMD Full member: € 895 + 10% VAT = € 984,5
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1045 + 10% VAT = € 1149,5
  • EFMD non-member: € 1195 + 10% VAT = € 1314,5

Late Fee from 4 November 2023:

  • EFMD Full member: € 995 + 10% VAT = € 1094,5
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1145 + 10% VAT = € 1259,5
  • EFMD non-member: € 1295 + 10% VAT = € 1424,5

Please note that a discount of 25% applies for every third and further participant from the same institution. If you are the third person of your institution to register, please contact master@efmdglobal.org to receive your registration link.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 03 November 2023, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ plus 21% 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.

Conference fees are not transferrable from an EFMD event to another.

Please note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) before 22 November 2023, your name will not be added to the participants’ list.

Conference hotel information

Should you need a hotel reservation for the duration of you stay, you may consider the Pullman Paris La Défense Hotel where EFMD has reserved a number of rooms.

The rate per night is 218,75€ including breakfast and taxes.

The reservation of your room can be done via this link: ALL – Accor Live Limitless

Select the hotel name “Pullman Paris La Défense” and your check-in/check-out date,
then below click on “More options”.
In section “Other Special rates and promo code” select “Promo code” and type the code “EFMD2”.
The price that will appear (per room per night) is EUR 218,75.

Payments conditions: Participants will pay their bedrooms and breakfasts in advance via booking link, which will be available until November 5, 2023.
The reservations will be non-cancelable and non refundable.

Venue & contact

ICN Business School
Les Collines de l’Arche Immeuble Etoile – Bâtiment G 76
Route de la demi-lune
928000 Puteaux
France

Contact for questions:

Virginie Heredia Rosa

Transportation to ICN Business School

From Airports:
From Paris Charles de Gaulle , (54 min) ,
RER B towards Massy-Palaiseau from CDG3 airport Roissypôle,
Châtelet-les-Halles stop, THEN RER A towards Cergy-le-Haut, La
Défense stop, exit “Grande Arche”

From Paris Orly, (1h)
Line Orlyval from Orly to Antony, then RER B towards Mitry or CDG
airport, Châtelet-les-Halles stop THEN take the RER A towards Poissy or Cergy, La Défense stop, exit “Grande Arche” .
Paris – Saint-Lazare / Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche or Versailles – RD / Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines / La Verrière, exit “Grande Arche”

From Gare de l’Est:
• Subway 7 and RER A (24 min)
Line 7 towards Mairie d’Ivry, Opéra stop, THEN RER A towards Cergy-le-Haut, Stop à La Défense and exit “Grande Arche”
• Subway 7 and subway 1 (34 min)
Line 7 towards Mairie d’Ivry, Stop at Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre, THEN subway 1 and stop at La Défense and exit “Grande Arche”

Speakers

  • Andrew Jack

    Andrew Jack

    Global Education Editor, Financial Times, UK

    Global Education Editor, Financial Times, UK

  • Gabi Helfert

    Gabi Helfert

    Executive Director MSc Programmes, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

    Executive Director MSc Programmes, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

  • Gérald Duffing

    Gérald Duffing

    Director of the master in management (Programme Grande Ecole), ICN Business School, FR

    Director of the master in management (Programme Grande Ecole), ICN Business School, FR

  • Krista Finstad-Milion

    Krista Finstad-Milion

    Director of Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour Department, ICN Business School, FR

    Director of Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour Department, ICN Business School, FR

  • Marius Oosthuizen

    Marius Oosthuizen

    Director, scenarios, World Energy Council (WEC)

    Director, scenarios, World Energy Council (WEC)

  • Mark Thomas

    Mark Thomas

    Associate Dean for Programmes, ICN Business School, FR

    Associate Dean for Programmes, ICN Business School, FR

  • Peter Woods

    Peter Woods

    Director (EQUIS), Griffith Business School, AU

    Director (EQUIS), Griffith Business School, AU

  • Radka Newton

    Radka Newton

    Service Design Mentor, Lancaster University Management School, UK

    Service Design Mentor, Lancaster University Management School, UK

  • Robin van den Akker

    Robin van den Akker

    Assistent Professor Human Conditions ESPhil, Coordinator Master Societal Transitions, Rotterdam School of Management, NL

    Assistent Professor Human Conditions ESPhil, Coordinator Master Societal Transitions, Rotterdam School of Management, NL

  • Sarah Hardcastle

    Sarah Hardcastle

    Director, Hardcastle & Associates, UK

    Director, Hardcastle & Associates, UK

Host

ICN Business School

ICN Business School Les Collines de l'Arche Immeuble Etoile - Bâtiment G 76 Route de la demi-lune 928000 Puteaux

Learn More

Location

Paris, France

Address

ICN Business School

Les Collines de l'Arche Immeuble Etoile - Bâtiment G 76 Route de la demi-lune 928000 Puteaux

Time

december 6 (wednesday) 16:00 - december 8 (friday) 14:00