General members (active academics and practitioners) are $55/year.
Graduate Students and Emeriti are $35/year.
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Member Benefits Include
- Membership lasts one-year from date of registration
- Print and online subscription to the Journal of Management Education and an online subscription to Management Teaching Review
- Access to resources available in the members-only area of the Society’s website
- The right to vote in the Society’s elections
- The right to stand for election to the Society’s Board of Directors
- The right to participate in the Society’s activities through multiple venues, including committee membership
MOBTS currently runs two conferences. Our ‘primary’ conference is hosted in the United or Canada each year since 1974. We strive to make MOBTS the most cost-effective conference out there, thus we enter our 2018 conference at Coastal Carolina University maintaining our $650 registration fee for on-site accommodations and $490 for commuter accommodations.
International MOBTS takes place every other year (in even calendar years) and varies in cost due to variations in the international site offerings, size of program, etc. In addition, iMOBTS operates slightly more on an a la carte registration system than the all-inclusive model that domestic MOBTS is built upon. We should have cost estimates for iMOBTS in October.
Conference registration offerings differ a bit between MOBTS and iMOBTS. Since iMOBTS registration is a case-by-case basis depending on the site host, this will focus on MOBTS (USA & Canada conferences).
MOBTS is a one-of-a-kind all-inclusive conference. You have two registration options:
- Registration with On-Site (dorm) Accommodations
- Registration as Commuter (you find your own local accommodations)
Within both registration options you are provided the following:
- Conference attendance
- Three (3) on-site breakfasts
- Three (3) on-site lunches
- Welcoming BBQ Dinner
- Thursday Event & Dinner
- Friday Awards Banquet & Dinner
- Night Open Bar Social & Snacks (called “Jim’s Place”)
- Friday Night Talent Show
- Numerous snack and beverage breaks throughout the conference program
- One-Year Membership to MOBTS
- One-Year Subscription to MOBTS.org
- One-Year Subscription (print and digital) to Journal of Management Education
- One-Year Subscription (digital) to Management Teaching Review
Want to explore a bit more about MOBTS this year? Click here.
Conference site selection has evolved over time into what is now a very precise process. When a member / conference attendee / university is interested in hosting an MOBTS conference, the process generally flows as follows:
- Preliminary discussions with Executive Operations Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Budget template is provided to site, and returned to and discussed with EOD for further vetting
- Full (digital) proposal is provided highlighting the campus, its offerings to the conference’s needs and desires, cultural fit, administrative support, etc.
- If deemed viable through the written proposal, the President and EOD travel to the prospective site for a campus tour, to meet with those proposing (faculty, administration, etc.), and provide an overall vetting and assessment of the site
- Results of visit and, if applicable, recommendations are provided by President and EOD to the Board of Directors for a vote
If you are interested in discussing the prospects of your campus hosting a future MOBTS, please contact Brandon Charpied at email@example.com.
As a member (whether by way of an individually purchased membership or by way of conference registration), you receive access to two journals:
- Journal of Management Education (JME)
- Management Teaching Review (MTR)
JME includes both mailed print journals and digital access. MTR includes digital access. Each publish bi-monthly, thus you should receive your first print JME within two months of membership. Digital access is provided immediately upon paying for a membership.
If you have paid for a membership, or attended the most recent conference which would have provided you a membership, and do not have digital access and/or are not receiving print versions of JME, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it straightened out right away.
The Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS) is a 45 year old organization with a mission to enhance the quality of teaching and learning across the management disciplines.
The Society’s Vision Statement:
The Society recognizes teaching as a noble calling spanning the boundary of art and science; grounded in theory and intellectual creativity; focused on enhancing learning in the classroom and beyond. Management educators connect theory and practice in innovative ways, bridging academic research and organizational application. As scholars, they develop the techniques and evaluate the outcomes of the teaching/learning process.
The Society creates a facilitating environment in which educators at all stages of their careers can reaffirm the relational nature of learning and the values essential to the integrity of the learning process. The Society’s culture cultivates the values of trust, mutual respect, and personal growth, thus creating a context in which individuals may take risks to develop their own teaching skills and/or share their innovations with others.
The Society takes a leadership role in ensuring that teaching and learning activities receive the institutional appreciation and support they deserve at the student, classroom and organizational levels. The Society assists in the development and dissemination of teaching and learning resources—best practices, experiential pedagogy, and innovations—through its publications and conferences, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Our mission and vision are carried out through our annual conferences, our pre-conference workshops, our journals, our online interactions (whether it be through our ListServ, Facebook Group, etc.), and numerous other ways.
MOBTS is one of the most unique conferences you will come across. While some management conferences out there provide a pre-conference experiential workshop for a few hours, or an experiential track during a more generic conference program, MOBTS offers a full program of experiential learning, discussion, and philosophizing. We receive up to 200 submissions each year geared toward our experiential learning focus making our conference program jam packed with engaging offerings.
Culturally speaking, our conference breaks down barriers of all sorts.
- What institution you are faculty at is not important. What is important is what you desire to get out of our conference and what you can contribute towards it.
- Your clothing is not important. MOBTS attendees often where t-shirts, shorts, and comfortable shoes. Jackets, ties, blazers, etc. are not only not required, but highly discouraged. Come comfortable, come relaxed, and come ready to learn.
- 70% of our conference attendees reside in campus dorms during the conference. Beyond it being extremely economical, our culture also finds it important that we recall what it was like to be a student – just like the students you are teaching – by putting yourself in their shoes for a few nights. Thus the experiential exercises don’t end with our sessions, but technically continue all through while you sleep in regard to your environment.
There are so many more nuances to our conference. About one month prior to our conference we disseminate a guide called the “Pre-Arrival Handbook.” This lays out many of these details so regardless of being a veteran or a newcomer, you will arrive feeling knowledgeable of what to expect.
The Journal of Management Education (JME) is peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, and is a leading voice in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in management. JME welcomes contributions from all management educators who seek to reflect on their professional practice and to engage readers in an exploration of what or how to teach in order for students to learn and practice effective management. JME is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Average time from submission to first decision: 25 days.
Management Teaching Review (MTR) encourages contributions that provide short, targeted, and immediately useful resources for management educators, trainers and coaches. The overriding question that guides the publication’s double-blind peer review process is: Will this contribution have an immediate impact on management teaching practice?
Contributions are welcomed from any topic area and any country so long as their primary focus is on teaching, training or coaching practice in management or organization studies. Although our core areas of interest are organizational behavior and management, we are also interested in related domains such as human resource management & labor relations, social issues in management, critical management studies, diversity, ethics, organizational development, production and operations, or sustainability.