Noteworthy: Rohit Verma talks MBA and technology among peer deans

Rohit Verma with CentreCourt

Rohit Verma (fourth from left), dean of external relations for the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, at the CentreCourt MBA Festival. (Credit: Nathan Allen)

Dean of External Relations for the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Rohit Verma spoke on a panel of peer deans representing Michigan Ross, Tuck, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler, and Berkeley-Haas. Together they discussed the impact that technology—and a quickly changing digital landscape—will have on MBA programs.

Nearly 200 prospective MBA applicants attended the discussion, which took place at Poets&Quants’ CentreCourt MBA Festival in San Francisco.

Verma spoke on:

  • Opportunities to combine technology and business education at Cornell Tech in NYC, not only for students in the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program, but also for students in Johnson’s full-time MBA programs in Ithaca

  • How Cornell’s business programs are embracing hands-on learning experiences, such as annual hack-a-thons and a recent business competition with Pepper the Robot, which brought together students with varying industry and academic backgrounds, integrating business and robotics

  • Public service is to remain at the top of Cornell’s priorities even as technology advances

Read the full article or watch the Facebook Live event from Poets&Quants to learn more about the panel discussion and the MBA Festival in San Francisco.