A WORLD OF IDEAS

How will business education remain relevant? It’s a question we posed to people across the globe. And we got a lot of answers.

Nearly 4,000 participants logged on and discussed everything from the potential of millennials to the value of an MBA. Over the course of three days, certain themes popped up across the virtual platform again and again. What’s more, actionable solutions emerged from the conversation. With the help of IBM’s analytics, we have created a report on the most crucial Jam findings: “Reimagining Business Education: A World of Ideas.” Inside, you’ll find critical questions to consider, suggestions and quotes to reflect on, and next steps we can take on our path to the future of business education.

Jam on.

About the Jam

From September 30–October 2, 2014, Boston University School of Management, in collaboration with IBM and premier sponsors, launched the Business Education Jam: Envisioning the Future. The Jam was a massive online brainstorm that sparked ideas, concepts, and collaborations on how to close the growing gap between industry and academia. Over 60 consecutive hours, thousands of people around the world—researchers, scholars, students, thought leaders, and executives—united in a unique virtual environment to revolutionize the future of business and business education.