Dolan Profiled in the Detroit Free Press
taken from http://www.freep.com/money/business/
February 20th, 2003, Robert Dolan, dean of
the Business School, was profiled in the
Detroit Free Press. Dean Dolan was at
Harvard for 21 years before coming to
Michigan. Many have asked why a Harvard
guy would move to Michigan. Dolan had no
interest in leaving Harvard when a search
firm first called him about a business
school dean's job at an unnamed
university. A longtime Harvard marketing
professor, Dolan had just been named
senior associate dean to head Harvard
Business School's research unit. He was
happy and just embarking on a six-month
faculty exchange program in Spain.
search firm called again and said the
school was Michigan. Dolan perked up.
Michigan, along with Harvard and the
University of Pennsylvania's Wharton
School, always ranks among the best U.S.
business schools. This was a shot at the
top job at a prestige school. Dolan flew
in from Barcelona for interviews. He never
returned to Harvard.
explains how, unlike Harvard, the major
schools at Michigan; law, business,
medicine; collaborate and interact
immensely. This year, Dolan has joined
with UM Medical School dean Alan Lichter
in a new program to help make doctors more
savvy about the chaotic business of health
the current issue of MSJ at www.themsj.com.
While you're linked to the MSJ, browse
some sections of the paper -- you will get
a great feeling for what's going on at the
School. If this is your first time
visiting the site, you will be asked to
enter your name to login. Articles of
interest this past week included:
SEC Chief Challenges Investors to
'Take on the Street' "
Strategies for CEOs"
According To You, Is 'The Perfect
in the Life" Experiences
Prospective students are always welcome to
visit us in Ann Arbor where you can go on
a tour, sit in on a class, ask Admissions
Officers questions, and meet many current
students. More details on our Ambassador
Program are available via our website at www.bus.umich.edu/apply.
If you have questions about our MBA
program and prefer a student's
here for our listing of current
first year MBA students have made
themselves available to answer questions
about the MBA program. The professional
and educational background of each
Ambassador is listed to help you in
deciding who to contact based on your
background. If you have any questions,
they are happy to provide you
with information or resources via email.
A great way for our
admitted students to meet Michigan is at
Go Blue! Rendezvous on April 4th-6th. This
weekend provides a wonderful opportunity
for admits to meet classmates, faculty,
students, alumni and staff.
We know it is tough waiting for decisions!
The Admissions Committee is working very
hard reviewing the strong pool of
applications we received. We are also
excited to announce that we have
implemented online decision status
for Fall 2003 applicants. This is only
available to applicants who applied via
our online application, Embark. Applicants
will be notified of decisions on Friday,
Applications for our final deadline
(Decision 3) are due tomorrow, March
Please be assured that we will contact you
if anything is missing from your
application (e.g. recommendations,
transcripts, etc.), or if we need
additional information from you. To access
our online application, please visit www.bus.umich.edu/apply.
Applicants will be notified of decisions
on May 15th.
deadline to submit your application for
the Fall 2003 entering class is May
Decisions will be returned by June 30th.
Interviewing will begin next week, March
3rd, and run through April 18th. Be sure to
schedule your interview early as slots get
filled as we approach the deadline.
is the Admissions Committee planning to
communicate my decision?"
For those applicants who submitted their
applications via Embark, our online
application, decisions will be accessible
at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 14th. In
order to access your decision, you will
need to use your username and password to
access Embark and review your decision.
Please note that we have moved up our
decision date in order for notification to
fall during the work week rather than the
those applicants who applied via our hard
copy application, we will be emailing
your decision on Friday, March 14th. We
also plan to reach out personally to each
of our admits to share the good news. We
typically do this by phone, but use email
in some cases, especially to those located
overseas due to time zone differences.
Epstein (MBA '91) Featured on CNN en
Dario Epstein, president of Sur
Investments Company, was a guest on CNN en
Espaņol television program, "Economia
y Finanzas," on Friday, February
14th. He talked about his recent
appearance at the Business School as a
guest in Dr. David Brophy's Finance class.
The theme of Epstein's UM talk was
"Venture Capital & Private Equity
in Global and Emerging Markets." An
estimated audience of 15 million people
viewed the program, including business
leaders and/or politicians, entrepreneurs
and decision makers.
en Espaņol is viewed throughout Latin
America. Epstein is a frequent guest on
the program to discuss financial markets.
He is an advisor to the Center of Venture
Capital and Private Equity at the Business
School, directed by Dr. Brophy. Epstein is
also the president of the Business
School's Alumni Club of South Florida.
U.S. Child Receives Implanted Miniature
Heart Pump at the University of
A team of pediatric cardiac surgeons at
the University of Michigan Health System
successfully implanted a miniature heart
pump in a 10 year old girl, the first
American child and the youngest patient in
the world to receive this device. The
DeBakey ventricular assist device is
designed for end-stage heart failure
patients. Our young patient turned 11 years old
three days after the operation and is
doing well. Dr. Eric Devaney, who led the
surgical team, said "This is our
first case using the DeBakey heart pump
and I'm glad we were able to help this
little girl. The device should sustain her
health until she can receive a heart
transplant." Please click
here to view the full article.
The Women in Business Initiative brings
students and women business leaders
together for valuable mentoring
opportunities. On March 13th, alumnae from
the University of Michigan Business School
and other schools around campus will
participate in the "Office
Hours" program, and will speak with
students about their career questions.
Office Hours is sponsored by the Women's
Leadership Council at the Business School
which is comprised of women business
leaders who currently advise and assist
the School on plans, programs and research
that assist women in business.
more information, please visit http://www.womeninbusiness.bus.umich.edu.
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), one of
the premiere classical theater companies
in the world, returns to the University of
Michigan for an exciting three-week
residency that features performances of The
Merry Wives of Windsor, Coriolanus, and
the winning novel, Midnight's Children,
co-produced by the University of Michigan,
the University Musical Society, the RSC
and Columbia University.
run March 1st - 16th at the Power Center
for the Performing Arts. For tickets,
please call (734) 764-2538 or visit http://www.umich.edu/pres/rsc
to purchase them online.
the Unexpected -- Business organizations
must learn to operate
"mindfully" to ensure high
Karl Weick, Rensis Likert Distinguished
University Professor of Organizational
Behavior and Psychology; and Kathleen
Sutcliffe, Associate Professor of
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource
Management; discuss why business
organizations must operate
"mindfully" in order to better
manage unexpected events and ensure high
performance. They also give "Five
Practices for Developing
to simplify interpretations
here to view the full article. More
detailed explanations are also given for
each of these practices.
Davidson Institute Receives Top Ranking in
World's Largest Collection of Economics
The William Davidson Institute at the
University of Michigan Business School has
received a top ranking for its Working
Paper Series in RePEc (Research Papers in
Economics), the world's largest collection
of online economics working papers and
journal articles. The Institute's working
paper series ranked above those of the
Journal of Economic Perspectives and
Organization for Economic Cooperation in
research group of the Institute encourages
researchers from around the world to share
their findings through the Davidson
Institute Working Paper Series. The series
features papers addressing business,
economic or policy issues in transition
and emerging market economies. Please
for more information.
Triumphs at Inaugural Marshall Global
On February 6th - 8th, the University of
Southern California held the inaugural
Marshall Global Management Consulting
Challenge (MGMCC) in Los Angeles.
Invitations went out to top business
school programs around the world, and
eight accepted the challenge: Anderson,
Haas, Kellogg, London, Michigan, Wharton
and Yale. Host school Marshall submitted a
team to round out the field.
Unlike other case
competitions where teams are given a case
that has a pre-set solution, the teams at
the MGMCC were presented with a real-life
consulting problem: Cingular Wireless
requested a proposal on how to reduce the
number of customers leaving its services
each month, called "churn rate."
After sifting through thousands of pages
of industry reports (and working on little
or no sleep over 48 hours) in order to
come up with a solution, the Michigan team
recommended that Cingular become a
low-cost leader instead of a
Michigan took home
the Grand Prize of $3,000 cash and a
crystal trophy for the team! For more
details on the competition, please click
Institute Receives Top Ranking in World's Largest
Collection of Economics Working Papers
The William Davidson Institute at the University of
Michigan Business School has received...
Michigan Triumphs at Inaugural
Marshall Global Consulting Challenge
On February 6th-8th, the University of Southern
California held the inaugural Marshall Global
Management Consulting Challenge (MGMCC) in Los
Evening MBA Info Sessions
approximately 250 prospective students attended our
Evening MBA Information Sessions. Thank you all for
joining us to learn more about the Michigan MBA. We
enjoyed meeting each and every one of you! To apply,