Six Schools Form an Educational Alliance

They’ve developed an online learning platform that enables collaboration.

Six business schools will launch a new digital learning platform designed to offer students a flexible, customized, and globally accessible study experience. Founding members of the Future of Management Education Alliance are Imperial College Business School in London, ESMT Berlin in Germany, BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University, EDHEC Business School in France, and Ivey Business School at Western University in Ontario, Canada.

According to Francisco Veloso, dean of Imperial College Business School, “Demand is rapidly growing, from applicants and employers alike, for programs which provide the greater flexibilities and access that today’s modern technologies can afford. New pedagogical models and greater governance are needed to ensure business schools can step up to the challenge. The Future of Management Education Alliance brings together a network of forward-thinking business schools who share this vision.”

The alliance’s custom-built online education platform has been designed by Insendi, an edtech enterprise founded at Imperial. The platform will enable all member schools to redefine and digitize their portfolios of existing programs—from MBAs to MOOCs—to best suit their own students’ needs. In addition, the alliance will provide faculty with access to expert digital training and program development support to ensure greater ownership of their own online offerings and to help them develop courses individually and in collaboration with colleagues at other member institutions.