Where’s the disconnect?

You know best how your school functions and where innovation would be welcome. Right here, right now, you are part of the epic transition that higher education is undergoing.

The Business Education Jam is a chance to find out what businesses need from business schools and vice versa. It’s not just a chance to commiserate or a place to point fingers—it’s a time to figure out what’s breaking down and how to fix it. A conversation on this scale is unprecedented in higher education. Separation is hurting both business and business schools. The Jam brings together top minds from industry and academia to come up with solutions.

When students graduate their diploma should be more than a piece of paper. It should be a powerful sign to employers that they are ready to tackle anything that comes their way. Collaborate with industry to understand what qualities companies are looking for in their next hires so we can address them directly during students’ education—from offering more opportunities to gain real-world experience to sending them across the globe to understand cultural impact on management.


The Jam doesn’t cost anything and is open to everyone.


Log in from anywhere at anytime over three days—for 10 minutes or 10 hours.


IBM will analyze every word and break them down into actionable next steps.

The Jam occurs over 60 consecutive hours to focus the discussion, keep it flowing, and give you the chance to find solutions, according to your own schedule. Join us in revamping the way our students learn, so that they’re gaining the kind of real-world experiences that get their hands dirty and their minds ready to enter the workforce.


of Chief Academic Officers say their institution is somewhat or very effective at preparing students for the world of work


of business leaders strongly agree that graduates have the knowledge they need

*according to the 2013 Gallup/Lumina Foundation Poll