Dean's Blog

September 23, 2014

How can management research be better aligned to shape and influence management practice? And how can research relevance be enhanced while maintaining rigor? These are some of the questions we will be exploring when I host a forum at the first-ever Business Education Jam beginning September 30. 

September 12, 2014

Partnerships with the business community are key to the ongoing success of the Carlson School, the University, and our state’s economy. That is why it was so wonderful to see our strong relationship with Land O’Lakes honored during last Saturday’s football game. 

September 5, 2014

At commencement, our students process out into the world as graduates between our faculty. So it seems only fitting that we should kick off their journey with faculty processing between the students.

Last week, we introduced the faculty who will teach our Full-Time MBA Program's core classes with them running onto the TCF Bank Stadium field between their future students.

June 4, 2014

Since becoming dean I've often spoken about how I believe business is and should be a force for the good. It is one of the greatest creators of economic opportunity, of development, of enabling people to fulfill their goals in life. Business is about creating the new ideas of the future. It's about enabling consumers and employees and people to both improve their own quality of life and contribute to improving the quality of life of others.

April 25, 2014

I don't think you could find to find a more a more talented and engaged advisory board anywhere. They are such a tremendous asset to me as dean and to our school.

March 19, 2014

I've been reflecting on a conversation I had with Marilyn Carlson Nelson at the Minnesota Cup Women's Entrepreneur Event earlier this month. Marilyn shared such wonderful insights and advice with the audience. However, one item particularly resonated with me -- while women own almost 30 percent of firms, their firms account for less than 7 percent of total employment.