Graduate Management News

May 2015

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

Global Program News

  • Marquette appoints new dean. Marquette University has appointed Brian Till, PhD as the next James H. Keyes Dean for the College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management. Till, currently dean of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, will take over Marquette’s business school on July 13, succeeding Mark Eppli, PhD, who has filled in as interim dean since August 2012. Prior to his leadership role at Xavier, Till was part of the marketing faculty at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. Before launching his career in academia, Till was a brand manager for Purina. His career has also included marketing, branding and advertising consulting for companies such as Monsanto, Energizer, Medicine Shoppe International, Growmark, and AT&T.

  • MIT partners with Malaysia central bank on new business school. MIT’s Sloan School of Management has entered into a partnership with Malaysia's central bank to open the Asia School of Business, which will open its doors in 2016, and will host a class of between 25 and 35 students in a new two-year long MBA program. Sloan sees the partnership as a way to invest in a quickly-changing region. To date, the country only hosts two internationally accredited business schools: Universiti Putra Malaysia, which is accredited by AACSB, and the University of Malaya's Graduate School of Business, which is accredited by AMBA. The inaugural intake for the new MBA at Asia School of Business will take place within the headquarters of Bank Negara Malaysia, the country's central bank. The headquarters are located on the cusp of Kuala Lumpur’s business district. Although the Asia School of Business will have its own faculty, in the short term MIT Sloan professors will teach at the school and provide guest lectures. Additionally, the MBA program will allow students to spend four weeks on MIT Sloan's home campus in Cambridge, where they can learn about US business, and will visit companies in the Boston area.

  • Former gubernatorial candidate Cutler to spearhead new graduate business school. Former gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler has been appointed by the University of Maine System to help establish a new graduate business and law school in Portland. The center is to combine the graduate business programs at the University of Maine in Orono and USM with the University of Maine School of Law to better develop programs for students in the community. The University of Maine system has reportedly given an estimated $1.75 million toward the initiative. Cutler explained that the program will become a collaborative project to give students the chance to obtain more skills for today’s job market.

  • George Washington School of Business and South Korea celebrate partnership. The George Washington School of Business has announced the kickoff of the Korean Management Institute, which aims to build partnerships between the University and Korean executives. The institute will look to increase the school’s research portfolio and build alumni connections in a region. The institute will also include executive education programs, D.C.-based seminars for Korean officials, and student exchanges, according to its strategic plan. A 16-member advisory board is leading the institute, which was proposed in October 2014 and officially approved in early April. The board is made up of faculty, Dean Linda Livingstone and the chair of George Washington’s Korean alumni association, as well as South Korean executives from companies like the Korean Broadcasting System and Deloitte Consulting Korea.