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Leavey School of Business to Host 2021 MBA Roundtable Curriculum Innovation Conference

Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business has been selected to host MBA Roundtable’s 2021 Annual Curricula Innovation Conference.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2020 -- Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business has been selected to host MBA Roundtable’s 2021 Annual Curricula Innovation Conference. This conference will be held October 28 -29, 2021.  

A global association of business schools, MBA Roundtable ( informs and inspires curricular and program innovation in MBA education and programs worldwide. The group’s  annual conference provides an opportunity for higher education business school leaders to meet and drive these important conversations.

“Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business is excited to host the 2021 MBA Roundtable Symposium, given our commitment to innovation in graduate education," shares Caryn Beck-Dudley, Dean, Leavey School of Business. "Located in Silicon Valley, we are at the hub of creativity, technology and entrepreneurship that drives business innovation. Business leadership demands foresight, willingness to change, and agility to remain relevant. There is no better place than Santa Clara to meet and share best practices and learn from each other to elevate all of our MBA programs."

“I am honored to host and be on the steering committee with such talented leaders across graduate management education.  We have done so many curriculum changes and enhancements in our own top-ranked programs,and the opportunity to showcase what we have done is remarkable.  Conferences such as MBA Roundtable are wonderful opportunities to learn from others and reconnect with friends,”  explains Toby McChesney, Sr. Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Leavey School of Business.

“With the increasingly competitive landscape of graduate business education, driving innovation in MBA curriculum is more important than ever. The MBA Roundtable’s Annual Curricular Innovation Symposium is a critical event to help drive that innovation and we couldn’t do it without the incredible support of our member institution hosts.  We can’t wait to be at Santa Clara University in 2021!" expresses Jeff Bieganek, Executive Director, MBA Roundtable.

About Santa Clara University
Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University sits in the heart of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. The University’s stunningly landscaped 106-acre campus is home to the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís. SCU has among the best four-year graduation rates in the nation and is rated by PayScale in the top 1 percent of universities with the highest-paid graduates. SCU has produced elite levels of Fulbright Scholars as well as four Rhodes Scholars. With undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, and graduate programs in six disciplines, the curriculum blends high-tech innovation with social consciousness grounded in the tradition of Jesuit, Catholic education.

About the Leavey School of Business
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the most dynamic business environments in the world, the Leavey School of Business combines academic excellence in the 450-year Jesuit tradition, with an energetic, innovative spirit that typifies the region. Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business offers one of the nation's best graduate business programs ranked No. 13 Executive MBA by U.S News & World Report, No. 22 ranked Evening MBA by U.S News & World Report and No. 25 ranked Online MBA by The Princeton Review. Undergraduate business programs earned the No. 33 spot in Poets & Quants and No. 54 by U.S. News & World Report’s National Universities category.

About MBA Roundtable
The MBA Roundtable is a global association of business schools whose mission is to advance graduate management education through MBA curricular and co-curricular innovation. The MBA Roundtable strives to:

  • Create forums to challenge, debate, and shape the future of the MBA and its curricular content and design
  • Conducts research and studies and arranges events
  • Equip business school deans, faculty and administrators with data, knowledge, resources to lead change and innovation in their school
  • Promote and recognize business schools that innovate and lead change in the field
  • Contribute to the efforts of graduate management associations
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