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March 30, 2006 | Michael Hiltzik
The very first thing I learned about the desire of the business and law schools at the University of California to wriggle out from under the dead hands of UC headquarters and the state Legislature is this: None dare call it "privatization." The term "confuses more than illuminates," Christopher Edley, the dean of Berkeley's law school, Boalt Hall, wrote in an op-ed in these pages last year. The issue, unsurprisingly, is money.
February 21, 2006 | From Associated Press
Business schools are getting a lesson in supply and demand when it comes to teachers. The schools have been competing for students for years as the number of master in business administration programs at universities has soared. Now, the schools also are competing for a dwindling supply of doctoral business faculty to teach those students.
February 3, 2006 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
The family of pioneering Oxnard developer Martin V. "Bud" Smith has pledged $3 million to establish a school of business and economics at Cal State Channel Islands, a move that will raise the profile of the emerging Ventura County university. Smith, who died in 2001 at age 85, was a longtime supporter of the campus near Camarillo. Six years ago, he created a $5-million endowment to boost the university's business programs.
February 3, 2006 | Stuart Silverstein and Juliet Chung, Times Staff Writers
USC announced Thursday the abrupt resignation of its business dean, Yash Gupta, who came to the school after a nationwide search 19 months ago. Gupta's departure comes slightly more than two weeks after it was disclosed that he was a finalist for the presidency of the University of Arizona -- a position he didn't win. It also followed a recent sharp drop in a ranking by the Financial Times of the overall MBA program at USC's business school.
December 3, 2005 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday suspended its search of the waters near Nantucket Island for a small plane piloted by philanthropist George F. Baker III, whose family established the Harvard Business School. Baker's twin-engine Beechcraft Baron had been cleared to land at Nantucket about 4:45 p.m. Thursday when air traffic controllers lost radio and radar contact, Coast Guard spokeswoman Kelly Newlin said.
November 8, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
The compensation of recent business school graduates from Harvard, Dartmouth and Stanford rose at least 9.5% from a year earlier, fueled by increased hiring at investment banks and consulting firms, according to college officials. The average compensation of June graduates of Harvard Business School's master of business administration program increased 11% to $174,580, spokesman Jim Aisner said. For MBAs from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, the average totaled $149,913, up 9.
July 3, 2005
Regarding "Makeover for MBA Programs," James Flanigan, June 26: Teaching business principles and "preparing leaders" require learning from those who do it or have done it. This relevancy factor is simply part of the fast-paced global economy. Relevancy requires that the MBA-level instructor be a true practitioner-scholar who has been there and done that -- run or been a key part of a global business and has an advanced degree. MBA students coming into most programs arrive with an average of three to 10 years of business experience.
June 26, 2005 | James Flanigan
Suddenly, it seems, the teaching of business needs to learn a lesson. Business schools are in a crisis as applications for masters of business administration degrees are down 20% to 30% at most major universities. Faculties and administrators at 300 business schools nationwide are trying to change their curricula, alter their approaches and lift their enrollments.
May 26, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Former Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. President Joseph Baczko on Wednesday was named dean of Pace University's Lubin School of Business in New York. Baczko, 59, whose executive experience spans the nursery, video and toy industries, said in a release that he hoped his international business experience would contribute to the development of competitive educational programs at the school. The 40-year-old business school has 5,100 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
March 31, 2004 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
Almost two years after its longtime dean said he would step down to return to teaching, USC Marshall School of Business will announce today that it has selected a new leader who is skilled at both revamping curricula and raising money. Management expert Yash Gupta, leader of the University of Washington Business School for the last five years, will move south to become dean of USC's business school, effective July 1.
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