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Solving for X
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January | February 2014
Solving for X
Seven business school deans share their most successful solutions.
What Today’s EMBA Program Looks Like
THE TYPICAL EMBA classroom and curriculum is changing a little—not a lot—while program structures and student demographics remain steady, according to the 2013 Membership Program Survey conducted by the Executive MBA Council, headquartered in Orange, California.
Wharton On the Radio
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Sirius XM Radio will create a 24/7 radio channel that will feature Wharton faculty and alumni, as well as business leaders, discussing a range of business topics.
Reining in Tuition and Debt
Ohio Northern University in Ada has announced “The Ohio Northern Promise,” an initiative designed to reduce tuition, lower student debt, and help students graduate in four years.
The rise of 3D printers promises to have a big impact not only on the ways business schools support innovation in their curricula, but also on business itself.
New Programs In Analytics
Last fall, two business schools launched programs in business analytics to address the growing demand for Big Data workers who are skilled in using a wide range of information to predict trends and solve problems.
The Worldwatch Institute has released a report on global growth in the mobile phone market.
Getting Savvy About Social Media
Students explore the responsibilities and risks involved in creating and maintaining an online presence.
Disappointing Economic Outlook for 2014
Economic forecasters AT Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in Bloomington expect 2014 to be a “disappointing” year and blame government offi cials and policy makers for what they say will be a tepid economic recovery.
Competition Makes Good Fences
When participants assumed competing bidders were different from themselves, “they didn’t have to be nice.”
BLT Brings Interactivity to Recorded Lectures
To deliver online courses, professors often rely on a mix of recorded and live lectures.
As Flickr Goes, So Goes the Storm
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy, one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history, swept across 24 states, with New Jersey at its epicenter.
The Young Are Better with Credit
Many view young people 18 to 25 years old as high credit risks.
A Measure of Quality of Life
In an ongoing study, three researchers are questioning whether tools that some official agencies use to measure quality of life provide the most reliable data.
Morals Fail During Financial Duress
“Employees who feel deprived might perceive their own and their colleagues’ willingness to steal through lenient eyes.”
All in the Family
An EMBA for family businesses that sends students to visit their classmates’ own family-run firms.
As students and faculty embrace online materials, Dan Gjelten of the University of St. Thomas argues that they should not forget about the wealth of research support they can find in their academic libraries.
The Search is On
The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce completed a dean search in just 16 weeks. How?
View from the Other Side
Former dean Carolyn Woo describes what she found when she left Notre Dame to head the nonprofi t Catholic Relief Services.
What do former executives bring to the dean’s office? Steve Reinemund of Wake Forest, Christine Poon of Ohio State, and Ed Grier of VCU discuss what it’s like to walk in an academic’s shoes.
Site Helps Profs Find the Right Words
Professors often convey information to their students about everything from attendance and grading to extra credit and office hours.
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Soft Skills Matter: In Business School and Beyond
Measuring soft skills in a standardized way provides business schools with vital information to drive success for businesses and future business leaders.
Bringing Social Impact and Sustainability Goals Into the Curriculum
As young people challenge accepted business practices and take leadership into their own hands, business schools are beginning to adapt to shifting student expectations.
Digital Transformation: Mind the Gap
How can business schools prepare future leaders for digital transformation? By teaching them to develop a mindset that encourages critical thinking about change and technology.