“I’m thrilled to launch our new ‘Direct from the Dean’ series with this insightful conversation with Dean Linnehan,” said David Sterngold, Managing Editor of MetroMBA. “These interviews will complement our MBA news and school profiles by giving MBA applicants a chance to learn about the strengths and future direction of each program in the deans’ own words. More, it’s an opportunity for MetroMBA to showcase some of the country’s leading voices in the field of business education.”
Dean Linnehan has held the position of interim dean at LeBow for a year and a half, and the school will be conducting a search for a full-time dean over the course of the next year. In his brief tenure, he has sought to reinforce LeBow’s emphasis on experiential learning in the MBA curriculum and launched a new program, the C-Suite Co-Op, which starts this fall. The new program combines LeBow’s formerly distinct one-year and two-year MBA programs into a 15-month program. Within this time frame, students will participate in a three-month executive co-op with companies such as SAP, Urban Outfitters, World Trade Center, Apple, eBay, Cisco and Jack In the Box.
In the interview, Linnehan touts LeBow’s range of MBA offerings; discusses the impact of MOOCs—massive open online courses—on the future of MBA education; points to the school’s new concentrations in business analytics, healthcare and entrepreneurship as examples of how LeBow is preparing MBAs for the job market; and talks excitedly about the school’s new home, a twelve story, 177,000 square foot building that will house all of LeBow’s faculty under one roof beginning this fall.
New installments of Direct from the Dean in the coming weeks will feature interviews with leaders at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, Boston College’s Carroll School of Management and Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business Administration, among other business schools.
MetroMBA is a source of news and information about MBA programs that is organized by metropolitan area, allowing prospective MBA applicants to directly compare programs in their region. Within each metro, the site profiles full-time, part-time and executive MBA study options and publishes daily MBA-related content, including regional MBA and business news, professor profiles, and interviews with top-ranking business school deans and administrators.
David Sterngold, MetroMBA, http://www.metromba.com, 215-519-9372, [email protected]