The Davis College of Business is proud to announce that Jacksonville University has been selected to host the 24th annual International Conference on Advances in Management (ICAM) July 20-23, 2016. It’s the first time JU has been selected to host an internationally recognized academic business conference, and JU will welcome scholars and practitioners from all over the world to Jacksonville for the event.
“Being selected as the host institution is a further boost to the academic reputation and raises the profile of the faculty in the DCOB,” said Dr. Don Capener, Dean of the DCOB “Our goal is to become one of the Top 5 Business Schools in Florida by 2020.”
The 2015 ICAM conference this July was co-hosted by Boston College in Boston, Mass., attracting 50 scholars from 11 different countries. The participants included scholars from institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Pepperdine University, Boston College, University of Richmond, University of Gloucestershire and Singapore Management University. JU’s own Dr. Doug Izard, Resource Professor of Accounting & Finance, and Capener presented a paper titled, “Transforming Graduate Education for Non-traditional students: The Real Story.”
Izard and Capener highlighted the initiative to transform the Flex Master of Business Administration (MBA) by reducing classroom seat time by 40 percent. In addition to the presentation, Capener served as a moderator for the “Special Topics in Management” track at the conference.
A new track for business executives will be introduced at the 2016 conference. Business executives will have the opportunity to present a case study or problem set with corresponding data at the July 2016 event. In addition, JU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) candidates will play an active role through practical business research from their course work.