Dean's Blog

A Force...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
At the Carlson School, we see business playing a central role in discovering solutions to great societal problems.

Summertime, and the B-school is Busy

Thursday, July 20, 2017
While some may think the Carlson School can take the summer off, Dean Sri Zaheer explains that there's no downtime during the summer months.

The Evolving Education Experience

Monday, April 24, 2017
Welcome to the new world of education delivery, where how we teach is just as important as the topics we discuss.

Leaving No Talent Undeveloped

Monday, February 13, 2017

As dean of a business school located in the heart of vibrant corporate community that comprises so many global firms, I have the good fortune to meet regularly with their leaders. We discuss how…

What Makes Us Unique

Thursday, January 12, 2017

I never take it for granted, but sometimes I do forget just how special our relationship with the business community is.

The recent undergraduate rankings from Poets&Quants not only…

The Silicon Valley of Food and Agriculture

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

If there is any place that could rightfully claim that title, Minnesota would have to be considered a strong contender. Without even thinking too hard, you can rattle off numerous giants of the…

Listen Now: The ROI of an MBA

Friday, October 28, 2016

Prior to visiting with our fantastic alumni at the annual San Francisco event, I had the good fortune of meeting with John Byrne, founder and editor-in-chief of Poets & Quants.

The Carlson School is Buzzing—Even During Summer Break

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summer has traditionally been a quiet time at the Carlson School. Other than Part-Time MBA classes, camps, and maybe a few new student tours; our buildings have stood relatively empty over the…

Why hadn’t I done this before?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I just returned from the most intensely educational and interesting trip I have ever been on. 

Last week, I had the good fortune of accompanying 27 of our talented undergraduate students…

Reinventing Business Education

Thursday, December 3, 2015

I recently visited London to meet with our alumni and present the University’s Outstanding Achievement Award to global telecommunications pioneer Andy Sukawaty. I also had the good fortune to sit…