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Future of Business Education Conference

The Future of Business Education Conference with Academic and Industry Perspectives – hosted by Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, gathered together international industry leaders, business school deans, and many more to speak on the future of business, education, and work.


Dr. Meghann Drury-Grogan (left), director of the Gabelli School of Business, London, moderating the conference, and Andrea Mennillo (right), PAR ’16, managing director and founding partner of IDA Capital Ltd., London, and chair of the Fordham London Centre Advisory Board, delivering a welcome address to all attendees.
The conference was originally to be hosted in-person at the Fordham University London Centre, but was held virtually format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Meghann Drury-Grogan, director of the Gabelli School of Business, London, moderated the conference, with Andrea Mennillo, PAR ’16, managing director and founding partner of IDA Capital Ltd., London, and chair of the Fordham London Centre Advisory Board, delivering a welcome address to all attendees.
In his remarks, Mennillo talked about the importance of global education and the goal of “magis: to do more for the universal good” at the Fordham University London Centre. Mennillo said that events such as this one show Fordham’s commitment to understanding and engaging with the ways our world is changing. He discussed his goal to unite undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and professionals with ideas from a wide range of perspectives – all critically aligned with delivering a truly global education.
Furthering the conference goal to explore how the future of business education can prepare students for the workforce of the future, please feel free to read and share the conference stories, including session videos, below.
Future of Education | Oct 09, 2020

Business Schools Driving Impact Amidst Rapid Change

Global deans from business schools in Oxford, Rome, and Dublin joined Dean Rapaccioli to discuss the workforce of the future and DEI initiatives. Read More

Future of Education | Oct 09, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion: Pillars that will Shape What “Work” Looks Like in the Future

Chief executives spoke about diversity, equity, and inclusion, the importance of being an empathetic leader, and the impacts to corporations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Future of Education | Oct 09, 2020

Academia and Industry: Working Together to Enrich Business Education

Industry leaders spoke about providing business students the opportunity to practically apply what they learn in the classroom in a professional setting. Read More

During COVID-19, we at Said Business School quickly focused on purpose. Like at the Gabelli School of Business, we have focused on purpose being the center animating force of our school, and when COVID-19 hit, we demonstrated that by trying to supercharge COVID recovery efforts through entrepreneurship, supporting enterprises battling COVID, and housing the homeless population in our executive education facilities at Oxford, showing our students what values are. Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Oxford University
The more diversity that we have around our, now virtual, tables is going to be more impactful than we can imagine. Monique Nelson, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, UWG
Empathy is a skill that we at WPP really lean on. Empathy is the one more required to be a leader. Whether you’re managing a team at home, or a client that doesn’t know what to do, people are struggling with this whole environment. So, empathy, above all is really the key.Jacqui Canney, Global Chief People Officer, WPP
I’m a firm believer in the so-called school of life. And I think providing our students the ability to really practically apply what they learn in the classroom is a critical part of their education. It’s one of our obligations as an industry to provide that opportunity. Greg Minson, Global COO, MBD Real Estate, Goldman Sachs

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