Why This Top B-School Dean Is Stepping Down

“Dean Tesluk has had a significant impact on the School of Management and the University of Buffalo, and established a solid foundation for future success,” Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs A. Scott Weber told the university community this week.

Paul Tesluk will step down as dean of the University at Buffalo School of Management at the end of the academic year to return to his faculty role as Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Department of Organization and Human Resources, according to a report in the university’s news center.

Appointed dean in 2016 after serving in an interim capacity, Tesluk has led the school through a nationally challenging time for management education while strengthening the school’s programs and partnerships.

Under his leadership, the school has consistently ranked in the top 10% nationally across various major school and MBA rankings, including the most recent Bloomberg News ranking where UB’s MBA program improved 12 spots to achieve a top 30 ranking among MBAs at public universities.

Reflections from Darden’s Diversity Conference

“The University of Virginia Darden School of Business held its annual Darden Virtual Diversity Conference in early November, offering a global audience the opportunity to learn more about how the School embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion. Conducted virtually, the event drew prospective students to meet with faculty, alumni, current students and staff to learn more about Darden and to also engage in discussions about the road to a more diverse, inclusive and equitable business world.

“Over two days, prospective students met with members of affinity clubs, listened to admissions officers, talked to current students in a lively “ask me anything” panel, and participated in a mock case that showcased how the Darden case method and classroom helps to bring in different perspectives and experiences while solving business problems — in class, and then in the world.

“In a fireside chat, prospective students gleaned perspective on how the focus on diversity and inclusion in business and in academia has changed over time.” Learn more here.

Gatton on the gridiron: Kentucky football players balance the game, pursuing MBA

From every block and tackle to pass and touchdown, you’ve cheered them on.

“As a Wildcat fan, you’ve applauded and chanted along with the roaring crowd at Kroger Field as the University of Kentucky football team fights to clench another victory.

“Their accomplishments on the field don’t go unnoticed. But what about off the field? Their successes in the classroom don’t often make the highlight reel.

“’I like seeing the look on people’s faces, because obviously, there’s the stereotype of, “you’re just a football player,”‘ Quintin Wilson, center for UK’s football team, said. ‘And we really want to take advantage of every opportunity that UK gives us and being part of this program is just another one of those opportunities.’”

Esade launches double degree in business & AI

Esade has announced the launch of its new double degree: Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor in Artificial Intelligence for Business. The school aims to meet the high demand for talents that are experts in technology but also understand the fundamentals of management.

In a world that has changed dramatically, companies are undergoing a profound digital transformation. According to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Report 2020, 97 million new jobs will be created by AI across 26 countries by 2025. In this context, programs that help smart thinkers understand analytics, design data strategies, and put AI into action in the real world are fundamental.

The new five-year double degree will start in September 2022, taking place in the multicultural learning environment of the Esade campus in Sant Cugat (Barcelona). Future students are required to have a clear STEM profile (science, technology, engineering and math). During the first year, they will begin by reinforcing their already existing knowledge in those areas and complementing it with coding, machine learning, information theory and statistics, while developing their understanding of marketing, finance, economics, etc. In the following years, they will be able to put their knowledge into practice, grow their network through international exchange programs, and do an internship in a company that is undergoing digital transformation in their last year.

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