The annual EFMD MBA Conference titled “The Human Digital Challenge” was conducted in Budapest and was hosted by Corvinus Business School, Corvinus University, one of the best private educational institutions of Hungary.
The main scope of the event was the discussion around the introduction of courses in the MBA curricula, which correspond to the needs of the digital era, as well as the skills that employers seek from MBA alumni today and the challenges Business Schools face when trying to teach them.
Within this scope, Alba Graduate Business School was invited to present one of the best practice cases, that of the Alba-Eurobank partnership, as evidenced through the creation of the Eurobank-Alba MBA in Financial Services.
Dr. Kyriakos Kyriakopoulos, Academic Director, and Ms Stavroula Papadopoulou, Head of Eurobank’s Learning Division, had the chance to speak in front of more than 40 MBA Directors from various international Graduate Business Schools regarding the driving forces behind their common decision to update the Program’s curriculum and innovate with the induction of courses in Fintech and Design Thinking, signaling the change in philosophy and leadership style in one of the most traditional/conservative economic sectors.
Both speakers analyzed the need for adjustment in the MBA curricula towards the digital transformation challenges, always in parallel with the cultivation of soft skills. The final conclusion was that the most important lesson that Business Schools can give is the development of a constant learning attitude and adaptation to ever changing environments and ecosystems.