As I prepare to leave my post as dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management, I wanted to offer some thoughts that I shared in my remarks at this year’s Commencement. The first is that I am leaving this job in very capable hands. I’ve known incoming dean Eric Johnson for a long time and have full confidence that he will be a great leader for this school. Thanks to the extraordinary talent, commitment, time and resources of many [...]
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Most transitions of top leadership lead to angst — especially when your current leader (and, in this case, my boss) achieved so much. However, the opposite has been true throughout the Owen community since the university announced that Eric Johnson will take the reigns as dean from Jim Bradford starting July 1. I have known Eric for more than 20 years, starting when we were both in our early careers at Owen, he as an operations professor, while I was [...]
Okay, so it’s not the news you were hoping for: you were waitlisted for B-School. As a recent Businessweek article explained, this is the season when students are “buzzing with concern” about how to navigate the dreaded waitlist. But with a few smart moves, applicants can increase greatly the likelihood of getting out of what many people describe as a kind of purgatory. Here are a few tips: 1. Ask why you were waitlisted Just remember, if the Admissions Committee [...]
Every few years, it seems, critics like to declare the death of the MBA. The latest proclamation of the MBA’s demise comes from 21-year-old Dale Stephens, whose book Hacking Your Education was recently excerpted in the Wall Street Journal. In the piece, Stephens, who abandoned his formal studies after 5th grade, says people would be better off saving the money they spend on business school tuition and essentially creating their own luck by moving to places like Silicon Valley for [...]