Durham University Business School announces new Interim Executive Dean and bids farewell to Professor Susan Hart

Durham University Business School has appointed Professor Kieran Fernandes to the position of Interim Executive Dean, following the retirement of Professor Susan Hart last week. Professor Susan Hart became the Executive Dean of Durham University Business School in 2016, following on from her role as Executive Dean at Strathclyde Business School – a position she…

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Redefining the (im)possible at the 2022 Deans & Directors Conference

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Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business School and 2022 EFMD Deans & Directors Conference Chair, shares her thoughts on the conference and redefining the (im)possible.  The theme of this year’s EFMD Dean & Directors conference was “redefine the (im)possible”. A theme that surely resonated with a lot of deans attending the conference. Because redefining the…

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2021 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General

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Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School and the Chair of the 2021 EFMD Deans & Directors General, highlights the key takeaways from the event. The fact that the EFMD Deans and Directors General conference took place online for the first time is indicative of how dramatically the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives in the…

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Time for change says Dana Brown, Dean of Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education, spoke with Dana Brown, Dean of the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Canada, about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the institution and the wider industry for an upcoming podcast. “We don’t want to go back to the way things were, we want…

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Don’t let the dean escape!

The penultimate episode of the Quality Assurance Academy presents the HOW TO webinars, with Thomas Cleff, Dean of Pforzheim Business School at Pforzheim University, offered the unique opportunity to discuss and hear insights on accreditation from someone usually representing the very starting point of the quality assurance chain within the institution. Being a dean, you…

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Who’d be a Digital Dean?

Professor Heather McLaughlin, PVC/Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University is positive about the new reality for universities and about their continuity to attract students if we can get things right. We are the midst of a global crisis and the world is suddenly a very different place. It’s a digital…

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Managing Impact


Reflections on the 2020 EFMD Conference for Deans and Directors General by the Conference Chair Giuseppe Soda, Dean at SDA Bocconi School of Management. Managing Impact has become a crucial issue for business schools worldwide, not only for their role in shaping the leaders of the future but also for having to embrace the transformations that have…

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