Cross-Border Coffee Break Webinar: Strategic Benchmarking as a Tool to Manage Institutional Development of Business Schools

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8 January 2020
05:00 - 06:00

Zoom Platform


International recognition and competitive positioning in global markets have become strategic imperatives for business schools. Schools that are the front-runners now benchmark extensively their institutions and programs from an international perspective. They follow indicators from rankings and accreditations, which are an important and influential feature of the management education landscape, touching most providers and stakeholders. Benchmarking of peers and competitors contributes strongly to effective strategizing processes and reinforces the School’s international identity and brand image. This webinar will draw on participants’ experience to show how data benchmarking can and should be used to lead and manage internationalization.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

  • 5:00am – 6:00am ET Washington D.C.
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm CET The Netherlands
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm EAT Nairobi
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm SGT Singapore


Cost: FREE




Mathias Falkenstein, Executive Policy Advisor at LUISS Business School; Principal CEO, Higher Education Management Group

Mathias Falkenstein, is a Senior Consultant and CEO of the Higher Education Management Group in Berlin, Germany, where he is based. He is also the Executive Policy Advisor at LUISS Business School, LUISS University, Rome (Italy). His special focus is assisting global universities and business schools in designing and implementing institutional change, with particular attention to issues of sustainability and responsibility; international accreditation and internationalization; and defining new roles for institutions of higher education in Europe and the United States. Dr. Falkenstein earlier served as Director of Business School Services at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in Brussels, Director of International Relations at IÉSEG School of Management in Paris & Lille, and Director of the International Summer University at the Free University in Berlin.

He previously was Program Officer at the North American headquarters of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in New York. Dr. Falkenstein has longstanding affiliations with a variety of business school networks, including the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN), Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), and Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI).

He is the immediate past Chair of the Expert Community for Business Education of the European Association for International Education [EAIE) as well as a member of the EAIE General Council, its highest governing body. He is currently Chair of various International Advisory Boards, including the Business School of LUISS University in Rome, Amsterdam International Business School in the Netherlands, and Jyväskylä University of Applied Science School of Business in Finland. Dr. Falkenstein was a long-standing board member of the European Quality Link, a think tank and policy development organization in Europe for international business and management education, training, research, and development. He is a research fellow and post-doctoral graduate at the International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM) at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK. Dr. Falkenstein earned his B.A and M.S in Business Communications from the University of Applied Engineering and Economics (HTW) in Berlin and his Doctor in Business Administration in Higher Education Management with honors at the University of Bath, UK.

Wilfred Mijnhardt, Policy Director RSM at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Wilfred Mijnhardt is Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.  Wilfred brings 25 years of experience in research policy development and institutional advancement. He is passionate for universities, business schools, responsible research, excellence and impact. As Executive Director Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) (till 2014), Wilfred has been a pioneer in academic development & the impact support organization within the institute to strengthen the quality, productivity, viability, social and academic impact of research and the academic career-paths of researchers. In his current role, his energy focusses on the strategic transition of RSM and EUR towards an impact driven mind-set. Internationally he is an active member in networks like RRBM, AACSB, EFMD and EUA. Mr. Mijnhardt holds a bachelor degree in Economics, a master’s degree in Public Administration (both from Erasmus University) a postgraduate diploma in Management of Change. He is as presenter at conferences and participates in the annual joint Development Programme for Directors of Research, a joint initiative between the Chartered Association of Business Schools (Chartered ABS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM). Twitter: