Graduate Management News

June 2014

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

Read the latest news about programs from around the world.

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GMAC names new board chair and members. The Graduate Management Admission Council welcomed a new chair and five additions to its board of directors at its annual business meeting in Baltimore, MD on June 12. Chairing the board will be Alfons Sauquet, dean of ESADE Business School. Arriving to the board are William Boulding, dean and J.B. Fuqua Professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business; Tom Buiocchi, Silicon Valley executive and former CEO of Drobo, the data storage firm; Kenneth W. Freeman, dean and Allen Questrom Professor, Boston University’s School of Management; Kate Klepper, associate dean of Graduate Business Programs, Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business; and Donna Rapaccioli, dean of Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. Terms of board chairs are one year, and board member terms are four years. All director terms begin July 1, except for Buiocchi’s, whose term began in March.

Wake Forest School of Business names Charles Iacovou as next dean. Effective July 1, Iacovou replaces Steve Reinemund, who served as dean for six years. Iacovou came to the university in 2001 and has been in a leadership role at the school for seven years. He has served the last two years as vice dean, where he had oversight over undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs. Besides serving as vice dean, Iacovou has been director of the full-time MBA program, senior associate dean of graduate programs, and senior associate dean of faculty.

George Washington University taps Dr. Linda A. Livingstone as dean of the School of Business. Livingstone comes to George Washington by way of Pepperdine University and the Graziadio School of Business and Management. At Pepperdine, Dr. Livingstone was in charge of about 1,600 students on six campuses as well as more than 35,000 alums worldwide. During her 12 years at Graziadio, she boosted the school’s international partnership to 40 different business schools. During her tenure, Graziadio School's Education to Business Live Case Program was named "one of the top 10 college courses in the country that will pay off at work" by U.S. News & World Report.

The Adam Smith Business School introduces new scholarship.The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School has introduced a scholarship, valued at £10,000 and available to graduates of McGill University who apply to the MBA program at the University of Glasgow, commencing in September 2014. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be graduates of McGill University, have achieved a 2.1 Honors degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, have a minimum of three years managerial work experience, and hold an offer for an MBA program for entry in September 2014.

Cornell and Tsinghua to launch double degree MBA in Beijing. Cornell University’s Johnson School and Tsinghua University in Beijing are launching a double degree program in which participants will be awarded an MBA degree from Cornell and a Finance MBA from Tsinghua’s PBC School of Finance. The program is part of a wider collaboration between the Johnson School and Tsinghua. The Cornell MBA will be taught in Chinese as well as English, according to Soumitra Dutta, dean of the Johnson Graduate School of Management. The 21-month double degree program will begin in April 2015 and is expected to enroll about 65 students a year, with an average age of 30 to 35.

Ancell School of Business names new dean. The Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University has appointed David Martin to dean. Martin, currently dean at the St. John Fisher College of Business in Rochester, NY, begins in July as head of the school of about 1,110 students with majors in accounting, finance, marketing, management information systems, and justice and law administration. Martin replaces interim dean John Donegan, who will continue as an accounting professor at Western.