Canada Jam: November 5, 2018

The Business Education Jam: Canada 2018 will be held on November 5th in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans (CFBSD).

The Business Education Jam: Canada 2018 is the fifth in a series of regionally focused dialogues on business education. Held in partnership with the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans (CFBSD) at the annual Dean’s Conference, this unique conversation will bring together leading business school deans from across Canada to discuss the future of business education globally, and in Canada.

The Jam will be held November 5th, 2018 at the Segal Graduate School, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

This Jam session is limited to conference attendees only – findings will be posted here following the Jam. For additional information, please visit Canada Jam 2018.

Southeast Asia: August 28, 2018

The Business Education Jam: Southeast Asia 2018 was held on August 28th in Singapore in collaboration with

On August 28th the Business Education Jam: Southeast Asia 2018  was held at Singapore Management University, attracting industry and academic interest from across the region with a focus on business education in Southeast Asia. This was the fourth in a series of regional dialogues on business education which are free and open to anyone in the world to learn and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing management education. Additional information is available on the Southeast Asia Jam is availible here.


Missed the Southeast Asia Jam? Watch a video of the final panelists!

Get Ready to Jam

The Jam has been recognized as an important contribution to thinking about the future evolution and innovation in management education. The initial report, Reimagining Business Education: A World of Ideas, was utilized globally by business schools to inform how they might advance their own institutions and innovation efforts. Subsequently, in 2016, the book Reimagining Business Education: Insights and Actions from the Business Education Jam explored more deeply the issues and ideas advanced by the Jam.

Since the Jam took place in late 2014, business education has only faced additional challenges – enrollment pressures are forcing program changes, alternative education platforms are gaining in reputation and participants, and skills required by employers are increasingly disconnected from traditional business education.

But these challenges are not one size fits all. To further advance business education we need a comprehensive dialogue that recognizes the critical regional challenges the global economy is facing.

It’s time to spark this next conversation.

A New Platform For Reimagining Business Education

Moving beyond the initial success of the Business Education Jam, a new platform has emerged to heighten the level of business school and industry engagement and close the skills gap. Business Education Jam 2.0 will bring together schools to directly engage with industry and public policy leaders in distinctive regions of the world, advancing new ideas and insights, and subsequently bringing those ideas together in a global symposium.

Regional Forums

This new brainstorm includes a series of impactful forums which are led by partner schools from each major region of the world.

Virtual Dialouge

Virtual engagement through EdX and other platforms allows everyone in the world to contribute, for free.

Global Symposium

The regional findings from these events will then come together at a global symposium to drive forward initiatives to enhance business education across the world.

View the archive of the Africa 2017 Jam held in November

Business Education Jam: Africa 2017 was held in collaboration with

On November 7, 2017 participants joined together at the at the Gordon Institute for Business in Johannesburg, South Africa for a one-day symposium on reimagining business education in Africa. Co-hosted by Howard Thomas, Ahmass Fakahany, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global Leadership at Boston University Questrom School of Business, and Morris Mthombeni, Executive Director: Faculty & Lecturer, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), this interactive session added new insights on the challenges and opportunities for management education in Africa. These insights then launched a global brainstorm through the edX platform.

Watch an archive of the symposium here.

Learn More About the Business Education Jam

The first Business Education Jam in 2014 was a transformational event. In partnership with leading organizations, this online brainstorm and sharing of ideas used IBM technology to connect nearly 6,000 researchers, scholars, executives and VIP thought leaders. The result of this Jam was a concise blueprint of the challenges for business education and has since been used by schools from around the world to strategically advance solutions.

Now, the Jam is back with a new format and emphasis—to better connect all regions of the world to foster a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities each region faces.