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The Future of Business Education

Thursday, October 1
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The business world experiences constant technological and generational changes, and business schools need to adapt just as quickly to prepare students for a constantly changing economic world. As we all face COVID-19, it is clear that both the business world and business schools will emerge from this pandemic with a new normal. But what will that new normal look like? How do we prepare students for jobs that we don’t yet know will exist? The answer is preparing for what we do know while educating students to be agile, sustainable thinkers and doers who are able to quickly adapt to changing environments and needs.

The Gabelli School of Business is celebrating its centennial in 2020. In recognition of this monumental occasion, it is virtually hosting a Centennial Celebration Conference on the Future of Business Education from Fordham University’s London Centre, a focal point for strengthening and growing academic and professional relationships in the United Kingdom and Europe, enhancing student experiences, growing collaborative research, and promoting a sustainable workforce.

The conference will explore how the future of business education can prepare students for the post-pandemic workforce by examining the issues hiring managers face when searching for talent, analyzing what skills are desirable for graduates to have, and discussing innovative teaching opportunities that can prepare students for success. We will also explore the importance of creating engaging partnerships with organizations that educate future leaders.

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This event is open to alumni and students.