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Reimagining and Unbundling Today's Graduate Programs


December 11, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Rodney G. Alsup | MBA News Digest


Summit Stage Recording

About the Speaker

Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP
Professor Emeritus Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Kennesaw State University

  • Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs Kennesaw State University 2002-2007
  • Founding Director of:
    • University System of Georgia WebMBA
    • BellSouth (Verizon) Corporate MBA
    • IBM Atlanta Corporate MBA
    • Executive MBA for Physician Executives
  • Director of International Programs, The Romanian-American Postgraduate School of Business
  • President, MBA Roundtable 2008-2009
  • Founder, MBA News Digest and MBA News Digest Academy


The Story

Three Critical Themes Higher Ed Must Address

  1. 1.Responsiveness to Exponential Change
  2. 2.Responsive Curriculum Change
  3. 3.Lack of New Graduate Course Development

The Why

Exponential Change

Useful Life of Curriculum & Course Content


What's Next

"We've long believed that when the rate of change inside an institution becomes slower than the rate of change outside, the end is in sight. The only question is when."

General Electric's 2000 Annual Report included a statement by the company's Senior Executive Officers (Jack Welch, Jeffery Immelt, Dennis Dammerman, and Robert Wright)

Call to Action

What can the campus leadership do to address this issue?

  • Identify and eliminate legacy rules
  • Implement continuous curriculum and course reviews
  • Unbundle and refocus degree offerings
  • Identify and eliminate campus silos

Closing Thoughts

What will you do with what you just learned?

"You can design today for tomorrow, or you can design tomorrow, today."