Bridging Practice and Theory Summit
Who Should Attend?
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.
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.
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.