Business education in the post-pandemic world: a technology enhanced future

Date: 27 April 2021 | 15:00 – 16:00 BST

Colombia (UTC -5) 09:00 – 10:00 
Brazil (UTC -3) 11:00 – 12:00 

Do your MBA graduates have the skills of the future?

As we have seen the world turn on its head this past year in Covid-19, it’s more important than ever to put in place a learning structure that will be resilient to the evolving jobs market. The World Economic Forum forecasts that 42% of jobs that exist today are going to have an entirely different skill set by 2022. And with that shift will come different expectations of new graduates. What can you do today that will ensure your MBA students will thrive in that new landscape? 

Taking a skills-first approach to curricula is going to be critical for producing industry-ready graduates. From changes in the skills needed to be a company leader, to the increasing blurriness between business and technical jobs, universities will need to adapt programs and seek out strategies for interdisciplinarity to meet these new standards. We hope you can join us as we look at the most impactful skills emerging for students, and how Business Schools can strategically shape curricula to align with their student career paths.

This webinar will offer insight on how to build curricula for the future of MBA learning.


About the speakers

Nicole Amaral
Nicole Amaral is Skills Transformation Lead for Latin America and the Caribbean at Coursera, where she advises universities, governments and businesses on strategies to drive educational and workforce development outcomes and expand access to higher education. 

Prior to joining Coursera, Nicole spent nine years working in international development at the Inter American Development Bank and the World Bank, where she collaborated with a range of actors across governments, private sector and education on economic and social development programmes, skills development research, and strengthening the quality and relevance of education and training across LATAM. 

Nicole holds an MA and BA from Georgetown University. 

Nicole Amaral
Skills Transformation Lead for
Latin America and the Caribbean at Coursera.

Paul O´Toole 

Paul O’Toole has been involved in entrepreneurship and innovation for most of his career and has been CEO, Founder, Non-Executive Director, and mentor to companies in a wide range of industries.

Paul is currently Executive Director of iCubo, the Innovation and Interdisciplinarity Institute at Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) in Santiago, Chile, which develops multiple programmes, courses and workshops centered around teaching innovation and promoting interdisciplinarity.

Previously, at the same university, Paul set up and managed a stand-alone incubator/accelerator, UDD Ventures, which currently focuses on health and digital start-ups.

Paul holds a BSc in international politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, an MBA from IEDE Business School in Spain, and a postgraduate Diploma (ECLA Programme) from Columbia Business School in New York.

Paul O´Toole 
Executive Director, iCubo, Universidad del Desarrollo

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