Dean's Blog

November 1, 2012

This past weekend, I had the distinct honor and pleasure of traveling to Warsaw and attending a variety of graduation ceremonies for the Warsaw Executive MBA Program.

The events marked the culmination of a highly successful and extraordinary partnership with the Warsaw School of Economics that spanned 17 fantastic years and 16 graduating classes. It is difficult to describe the energy, enthusiasm, and sense of accomplishment that permeated this special occasion.

September 13, 2012

Our three MBA programs truly are exceptional. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked our Full-Time Program as No. 1 in job placement last year and the Part-Time Program is 9th in the country according U.S. News & World Report.

However, rankings alone don't tell the whole story. At the Carlson School, we focus on really transforming lives through hands-on, high touch business education.

August 23, 2012

We don't make widgets at the Carlson School. We're in the business of transforming lives through business education. I try not to lose sight of our mission when dealing with the day-to-day activities and now I have a constant reminder of it in my office.

August 6, 2012

Ethics and corporate responsibility are woven throughout our undergraduate curriculum. However, in today's business environment we must constantly ask ourselves, can we be doing even more to shape the next generation of principled business leaders. We think we can.

July 5, 2012

Public research universities like the University of Minnesota are the backbone of this country's higher-education system. The rest of the world hasn't begun to comprehend what an asset the United States has in universities like ours and those in the Big Ten.

June 20, 2012

It's hard for me to believe that a little more than 100 days ago I became dean of the Carlson School of Management. So much has taken place in that period of time and I wanted to provide you with a bit of an update on what's happened and share a glimpse of what's to come.


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