April 10, 2015,
Most MBA programs are run by men, and the reason goes back to the 1980s
Alison Davis-Blake, dean of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, is used to being lonely.
“I have been the first at everything I’ve done in academic leadership,” says Davis-Blake. She adds that she was the first woman to be the chair of her department at the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, the first female senior associate dean at McCombs, the first female dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and now the first woman to run Ross. Bloomberg Business asked Davis-Blake why she’s had to be first so many times, and what it’s like to be one of the only women camping out in a business school’s corner office. The interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.
Why are you one of only 10 female deans at the top 60 business schools?
Director of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
Innovation, Knowledge Management, Management Learning, Non-linear dynamic (complex) behaviour in management, Pedagogical approaches, Workplace Learning, Personal Development
To some degree, MBA programs are advanced driving schools. We teach students how to operate one of the most powerful engines in the world: business. We teach how this engine must be finely engineered (operations), how it needs special fuel (finance), and how the parts need to work together (organization and leadership). We teach how to monitor the gauges carefully (accounting), how to steer our vehicles at high speeds and through rough weather (strategy).
Extending the metaphor, we have, in recent years...
Design in management research, ideas where we can do a lot more! http://t.co/KarOhphsH6— Gerry George (@profgerrygeorge) February 26, 2015
For the first time in 20 years, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has a new dean.
Matthew Slaughter, Tuck’s associate dean for faculty, will take on the elite school’s top job on July 1. After a tenure spanning two decades, Dean Paul Danos will be stepping down at the end of this academic year, a move announced last March.
Slaughter, 45, wants to shake up the traditional M.B.A. model, because students want flexible alternatives to two-year, full-time programs, he said in an interview. Among his aims: building a digital platform for Tuck courses akin to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School offerings on Coursera or Harvard Business School’s HBX digital platform, which offers online access to course materials....
Matthew J. Slaughter, the Signal Companies’ Professor of Management and associate dean for faculty at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, has been named the school’s 10th dean, Dartmouth announced today. A scholar of international economics and an expert in globalization, Slaughter is a renowned academic who has held several key leadership roles at Tuck since joining the faculty in 2002. He will assume his new role on July 1.
James arrives from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where she taught leadership courses and led the school’s executive education programs as senior associate dean. Her time at Darden also included a stint as the school’s first associate dean of diversity, a role in which she fostered conversations about diversity in the classroom setting...
"Its Executive MBA Program is the first and only MBA Program in Tunisia accredited by the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA)"
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The 21st-century business school will need to emphasize globalization, leadership, critical thinking, and change management. It also might need to revise how education is actually delivered.
OU isn’t the only school that combines a strong IT platform with an investment in faculty resources. The same attitudes prevail at traditional schools with strong online presences, such as Indiana University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the U.S., University of Warwick and Henley Business School in the U.K., and Instituto de Empresa in Spain.
"We must identify the potential and the problems of MOOCs and decide on this basis whether they offer added value for individual universities," says HRK President, Professor Dr. Horst Hippler. To assist universities within this process of orientation and decision-making, HRK now publishes its MOOC-Reader in English. “Due to the importance of the subject and numerous requests of international partners we decided to make our MOOC-Reader available to a broader public,” explains the HRK President.
"MOOCs are very resource-intensive and are therefore not suitable as instruments to save money,” Hippler emphasises. The HRK is in favour of further investigation of the possibilities offered by developing digital teaching formats. These formats include Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)...
Professor George Feiger, the executive dean of Aston Business School, is to join the advisory board of Staffordshire-based wealth management firm Sorbus Partners.
Mr Feiger has considerable experience within the financial services sector having held senior positions at both UBS and SBC Warburg in the US.
Before joining Aston Business School in June 2013 he was chief executive of a $3.4 billion wealth management company in the US...
From 1992 to 2005 Prof Peiperl worked at London Business School, where he helped establish the EMBA Global programme that LBS runs with Columbia. At IMD he designed and taught numerous executive education programmes.
Prof Peiperl described his move to Cranfield as an opportunity to “make a tangible difference in the world of practice, across a variety of sectors...
( Oxford University Press, Edited by Andrew M. Pettigrew, Eric Cornuel, and Ulrich Homm, Nov 2014 )
Andrew Pettigrew is Professor of Strategy and Organization at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Senior Golding Fellow, Brasenose College. He was Dean of the School of Management, University of Bath from 2003 to 2008 and before then held academic appointments at Yale University, London Business School, Warwick Business School and Harvard Business School where in 2001 he was a Visiting Professor. He also holds and Adjunct Professorship at BI, The Norwegian Business School. Andrew's research has pioneered the use of contextual and temporal analyses of organizational processes of strategy making, decision making, change and power. He is the author or editor of 16 books and has published in most of the top management journals in the world. He has been awarded many distinctions as a scholar. These include election as Distinguished Scholar of the Organization and Management Theory and Organization Development and Change Divisions of the Academy of Management.
La industria vasca advierte de la escasez de personal cualificado para los próximos años http://t.co/13E3hR88F7— Guillermo Dorronsoro (@guillerdorron) October 26, 2014
Apostar con decisión http://t.co/2uXd8A07MW A ver si aprovechamos esta moda hablar de reindustrializar, para empezar a hacerlo de verdad— Guillermo Dorronsoro (@guillerdorron) October 26, 2014
See video of Dean Dutta of Johnson Graduate School of Business, Corneil University
Its Master of Science in Management program (Grande École) was ranked 3rd worldwide by the Financial Times in 2014
Le Nouvel Observateur, 13-9-2014
Le livre de Jean-Michel Blanquer, ancien directeur de l'enseignement scolaire, est un éloge de l'expérience et de l'imagination mises au service du système éducatif.
Voilà un livre qui ne passera pas inaperçu dans les couloirs du ministère de l'Education nationale. "L'école de la vie", de Jean-Michel Blanquer, paru en septembre (1), tient à la fois du témoignage, de l'acte de foi et du discours de la méthode.
Témoignage de son métier d'abord. Jean-Michel Blanquer, professeur de droit, a occupé plusieurs postes clés dans l'Education – deux fois recteur d'académie, directeur de l'enseignement scolaire, autrement dit numéro deux du ministère de l'Education... Avant de prendre le poste de directeur général du Groupe Essec.
(1) Jean-Michel Blanquer, "L'école de la vie", Editions Odile Jacob, septembre 2014 (Fnac)
"Hong Kong is a wonderful, thriving society to be part of. If you don't believe me, go outside today," Sunil Kumar, dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management, said in his opening remarks at the inaugural ceremony’s keynote panel discussion, “Which Capitalism for the 21st Century?”
Impressed by Pres. Obama’s open mind. Today he invited me and other economists to lunch to better understand the needs of the country— Zingales_en (@zingales) July 2, 2014
July 2012, BookTV: Luigi Zingales, "A Capitalism for the People"
In a plea to bolster free markets and not big business, he shared insights from his new book, A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity, (Basic Books (June 5, 2012))
Enase Okonedo believes she has one of the most difficult deans' jobs in the world. Find out more: http://t.co/5ypmvayeeo— Business Education (@ftbized) July 6, 2014
http://t.co/l9NNNAoaFn LBS Joins European Management Network: Lagos Business School has been granted full membership of the European...— LagosBusinessSchool (@LBSNigeria) July 1, 2014
June 12th 2014
Paul Danos, the dean of Dartmouth University's Tuck School of Business, has announced he will step down next year after 20 years at the helm. Here he looks back over his time at the school.
Tuck Alumnus (22 hours ago in Tuck's LinkedIn page)
"Having been back at Tuck not long ago for a reunion, I was pleased to see that the closeness between students and faculty that was a strong point when I was a student in a class of 125 has been preserved, perhaps even strengthened, even though the school has increased its enrollment since then. While still not large in comparison to other top MBA programs, the increased size does provide access to greater resources and that is a good thing"
Forbes, How Should We Tackle America's Transportation and Infrastructure Woes?, 14 March 2014.
America’s infrastructure woes and how to fix them were front and center at the recent summit (1), America on the Move: Transportation and Infrastructure for the 21st Century, led by Rosabeth Moss Kanter.
When Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria first moved from India to the United States more than 30 years ago, he was impressed with how well the highways and airports hummed along in this country...
(1) America on the Move: Transportation and Infrastructure for the 21st Century National Summit, February 26-27, 2014
April 30, 2014
States and local governments stand to lose $46.8 billion in federal funding for transportation and transit projects next year if Congress doesn't put more money into the Highway Trust Fund and it slides into insolvency, according to a new report.
The Transportation for America report concludes that unless Congress acts to add to the fund, there will be no federal money for new projects in fiscal year 2015. The fund, which has been used to pay for road construction and transit projects since 1956, is funded by the federal tax on gasoline and diesel fuel. The tax has not been raised since 1993, as construction costs have soared and Americans drive fewer miles in more fuel-efficient cars.
Rosabeth Kanter, a professor and part of the Harvard Business School's U.S. Competitiveness Project, a research-led effort to understand and improve the nation's competitiveness, also doubts Congress will pass a long-term funding bill. Kanter said Congress needs to pass a bill to avoid "running out of money before they get all the potholes fixed."
Then, she said, the nation needs to "reinvent" its national transportation funding system, to focus more on technology, on innovative financing such as public-private partnerships and on regional collaboration.
"We are stuck in a system invented largely in the 1950s," she said. "Other countries are doing better. … This (transportation) should be at the top of the national agenda because it's involved in every other national issue — education, health care access, air quality, the environment."
May 30, 2014
This year, three long-standing business school deans announced they would step down. Paul Danos, dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, has been in his role for 19 years. Mark Zupan has been dean of the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business for 10 years, and Bob Bruner has led the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia for nine. Deanships that long are rare. The B-school deans at the 62 MBA programs ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek have been in their roles for a median four years.
As they prepare to depart, taking with them nearly four decades of combined experience, we asked deans Danos, Zupan, and Bruner about how their thinking has evolved when it comes to business schools, MBA students, and fundraising, along with some of their less-dean-like pursuits. The following dialog, conducted via e-mail, has been edited for length and clarity.
Bloomberg Businessweek: What advice do you have for your successor?
Danos: Keep the quality of the student experience at the center of your strategy, continuously improve the faculty with additions of world-class thought leaders dedicated to student learning, and carefully monitor the fast-changing world of business education...
Want to know more about Europe? Today, Europe's Day, you can register to our MOOC https://t.co/2RTzA7NYOE— Alberto Alemanno (@alemannoEU) May 9, 2014
Seven Years, Three Pillars: Looking back at Thomas Robertson's tenure as Wharton dean, The Daily Pennsylvania, March 27, 2014
Looking back at outgoing Wharton dean Robertson’s tenure
Dean Thomas Robertson, who led Wharton since 2007, repositioned a business school faced with a number of challenges.
In 2014, U.S News and World Report ranked Wharton as the number one MBA program in the country for the first time, tied with Harvard and Stanford business schools. In 2013 97.8 percent of Wharton MBA graduates received job offers within three months of graduation, the best placement record in the school’s history...