Dean's Blog

May 15, 2012

In celebration, we gathered yesterday to award you with a degree that recognizes your tireless efforts, acknowledges your scholarly achievements, and symbolizes the life-changing effect that higher education holds. Regardless of whether you pursue a career in business or continue on with your studies, your Carlson School of Management degree has you poised to shape your future, and that of business.

May 4, 2012

Recently we hosted our annual Women's Leadership Conference, which was highlighted by a delightful "Inside the Boardroom" conversation with Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith.

Hearing Sally share her leadership journey, how she balances the personal and professional demands of her role, a nd offer advice for the 300 women in the auditorium was incredibly powerful.

April 15, 2012

Our students are amazing! They have the skills and abilities to accomplish anything that they set their minds to. And more importantly, they have learned the importance of giving back so early in their careers.

April 10, 2012

Travel is a significant part of a dean's duties and I very much enjoy the chance to bring the Carlson School to the world as I meet with our alumni. Their passion for the school is so invigorating, and I find I learn as much about what makes this place special when I'm away as I do when I'm on campus.

Simply changing our frame of reference can lead to such wonderful insights. On one recent trip, I found myself fascinated by the operational efficiencies of the hospitality industry and the intricacies of cross-cultural teams, and wondering whether we could incorporate any of their insights here.

March 9, 2012

What has the Carlson School meant to you? What do you want your relationship with the Carlson School to look like? And what are your dreams for the Carlson School? Your answers to these questions will help me articulate our shared pathway for the future.
 

February 29, 2012

Last week I had the good fortune of speaking at two events that epitomize the transformational nature of the Carlson MBA experience.

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