Business dean presents on globalizing business schools in Toronto

Campbell Business Dean Kevin O’Mara recently made two presentations to a gathering of business school academics and professionals from across the globe. O’Mara gave the presentations at the annual Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Global Conference in Toronto.

“Global Collaboration: Reducing the Distance through Innovation” served as the theme for the annual gathering.

“The focus of the conference could not have been more timely,” said O’Mara. “I was able to learn about what other schools around the world are doing regarding globalizing as well as meeting individuals from these schools in hopes of building areas for collaboration. Recent advances in technology are truly bridging distances to offer new possibilities to bring classrooms, students, and business schools together in ways that just were not possible until now.”

As a part of the presentation “Moving from Episodic to Embedded Globalization within Business Schools,” O’Mara focused on the imperative that business schools embed global concepts deeply within the business student experience through a variety of tactics and initiatives.

He also presented and served on a panel that discussed the topic of engaging effective teaching and learning collaborations for global learning and teaching. That discussion touched on both face to face and virtual conversations and collaborations.

ACBSP is the worldwide accreditation agency for business schools. Its membership currently includes more than 1,200 universities in over 60 countries. Campbell Business School is an ACBSP member.

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