Bridging Practice and Theory Summit

BPTS Conference at Drexel LeBow

Bridging Practice and Theory Summit

Drexel LeBow’s annual Bridging Practice and Theory Summit (BPTS) is partnering with the Business Analytics Solutions Center to foster the continuing development of the Business Analytics field and is particularly focused on expanding links between research in the field and its implementation in practice. Through interactive sessions that highlight current and relevant business trends in analytics, BPTS encourages conversations that will promote collaboration between academia and industry.

Who Should Attend?

Business Professors

Faculty who attend BPTS will gain insight into current and often complex business issues that can spark research ideas and generate collaboration with practitioners. They will hear about others’ experiences, what worked and what didn’t work, and leave with ideas about how to implement real-world application of business principles into their research and the courses they instruct.

Business Practitioners

Professionals who work in industry will learn about the benefits of partnering with academics and students to solve business problems. Oftentimes, academics approach business issues much differently than professionals do. Their methodical research methods reveal evidence-based solutions to problems that professionals would not arrive at themselves. Interaction with such faculty may produce new perspectives on complex business issues.

Business students, freshly studying the latest principles in business, often present outside-the-box solutions to industry issues. Furthermore, collaborating with college students is also beneficial to the next generation of business leaders.

Education Professionals

Professionals who work for colleges in roles such as advising students, developing career opportunities for graduates and administering educational programs, will gain significant benefits from the summit to pass along to their student constituents. By learning about the latest innovations in business education from professors, and by hearing how business practitioners employ what is taught in the classroom to solve real-world problems, education professionals will be better prepared to inform their students about opportunities for advancement.

Call for Proposals

BPTS is seeking proposals that address issues related to the alignment of business strategies and analytics. Select submissions will be compiled for inclusion in “Aligning Business Strategies and Analytics: Bridging Between Theory and Practice” and presented at the 2017 BPTS. Proposals due by Jan. 15, 2017

Bridging Practice and Theory Summit 2017