february, 2019

thu28febfri01marRealising your International AmbitionThe journey from being a nationally relevant to an internationally leading business school(february 28) 14:00 - (march 1) 18:15 IST Location: New Delhi, India

Event Details

The future of management education worldwide will be very different from the past. Nowadays, we see business schools encounter an unrivalled level of disruption and complexity, starting from demographic changes and geopolitical pressures to the emergence of novel learning technologies and shifts in the way learners want to access and digest information. As the business school sector is growing in Asia, with non-Asian players also aggressively enhancing their footprint in region, they need to adjust their strategies to continue to serve market needs. India will play a significant role in Asia’s development as it is projected to become the 3rd largest economy in the world by 2020, and 2nd by 2030. Indian business schools should aim for a similar development trajectory and become more relevant globally. This EFMD GN Professional Development workshop will enable business school leaders to discover, evaluate, and refine concrete and actionable steps towards this goal that their schools can implement and scale.

The workshop will use an overview of EFMD’s quality services activities as a starting point to discuss workable pathways towards enlarging a business school’s international footprint and recognition. Participants will learn:

  • how to rework your school’s institutional strategy to target improvements in international recognition,
  • how quality improvement frameworks (e.g. accreditations, rankings, internationalisation & impact agenda) can be used in support of a school’s transformational journey,
  • how to become an internationally recognised producer of relevant knowledge in the face of tight financial constraints
  • how to respond to current market challenges with an intensification of impact & engagement,
  • how to use smart data management to support of institutional development

The workshop is targeted at business school executives with strategic & managerial responsibilities. These include Deans, Associate/Vice Deans, Programme Directors, Heads of Accreditation and International Relations.


Register here


Thursday 28th February

14:00 – 14:30

Registration and coffee

14:30 – 14:45

Welcome & introduction

  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD & EFMD GN
  • Ulrich Hommel, EFMD & EFMD GN Business Schools Development Director

14:45 -15:45

Improving Institutional Quality – The Global Perspective
This session will highlight how international accreditation frameworks (e.g. EQUIS, EPAS) can be utilized for systematic quality improvement. Accreditation projects can push the internal quality/excellence agenda forward and link a quality improvement project to a targeted effort of refocusing of an institution’s strategic positioning.

  • Ulrich Hommel, EFMD & EFMD GN Business Schools Development Director

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00

Improving Institutional Quality – The Regional Perspective
The session will link the quality improvement agenda to the regional context and explore how an institution’s distinctive characteristics can help to get started on the quality improvement journey.

  • Furqan Qamar, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities, India


Coffee break


Playing the Rankings Game (Successfully)
This session will serve to introduce the pros & cons of international rankings and their overall importance for an institution’s mission, vision and strategy. The session will be a tour de force through relevant ranking systems which lead to a follow-on discussion how the positioning in rankings can be pro-actively managed.

  • Alex Chisholm, Head of Business School Analytics, QS Intelligence Unit
  • Ivana Marinkovic, Associate Director Central & Eastern Europe, EFMD GN

19:30 – 22:00

Networking Dinner

Friday 1st March

09:00 – 9:15

Coffee & networking

09:15 – 10:30

Why managing your data matters a great deal?
Targeting accreditation and entry into international rankings starts with managing institutional data well. This session will present how data collection can be systemized and then used for strategizing, operational management and (compliance) reporting.

  • Benjamin Stevenin, CEO of RimaOne and co-creator of ACADEM

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30

Internationalization as an accelerator for business performance and growth
This session explores the different facets of the internationalization agenda ranging from student exchanges and double degrees to the collaboration with foreign organizations for the purpose of enhancing visibility purpose.

  • Ulrich Hommel, EFMD & EFMD GN Business Schools Development Director


Internationalization from a regional perspective
How can business schools cope with the regional constraints limiting faculty and student mobility as well as the hiring of foreign faculty. What innovative solutions are available to generate progress with limited means?

  • Nishit Jain, Special Advisor Asia, EFMD GN

12:15 – 13:15

Networking lunch

13:15 – 14:45

From knowledge creation to knowledge dissemination
This session will explore how research performance can be measured, managed and then actively used in the pursuit of excellence and impact agendas. How can a school raise its research game from domestic to internationally relevant outputs and from lower-ranked journal outlets to international top journals? How can business schools successfully master the double hurdle of research, to produce academically recognized that is also practically relevant outputs? What constitutes “good” scholarship in this context?

  • Wilfred Mijnhardt, Policy Director, Rotterdam School of Management

14:45 – 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:45

Making ends meet – financing developmental ambitions
This session will deal with budgetary issues – how to fund internationalization and quality improvement and how to optimize budget allocations for maximum impact.

  • Željko Šević, Professor of Accounting, Finance and Public Policy and Former Dean of the Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, University Utara Malaysia
  • Sachin Jain, President, Bennett University, India

16:45 – 17:00

Coffee Break


The future of business schools
How will business schools of the future look like, how should they look like? The workshop will close with a discussion of potential scenarios and how these can be mapped into strategizing and institutional development.

  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD & EFMD GN


Wrap up and distribution of EFMD GN Certificates


Education Promotion Society for India- EPSI


New Delhi, India


February 28 (Thursday) 14:00 - March 1 (Friday) 18:15 IST


Senate Hall, Hotel The Claridges

12 Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi 110011