you have heard the good news: The Kellogg School of Management
is considered both the top MBA program globally and in the
United States, according to two recent prominent surveys!
by The Economist Intelligence Unit and BusinessWeek
are simply two measurements of our success, and the news certainly
is a wonderful testament to the dedication and excellence
of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and corporate partners.
School, of course, has long been recognized as an innovator
in graduate management education — first, when it defined
executive education more than 50 years ago, and then again
in the 1970s, when it introduced the team concept into its
curriculum. Both models have been duplicated worldwide, and
Kellogg continues to redefine how these concepts apply to
the current business environment.
that is the greatest hallmark of the Kellogg School —
its ability both to develop and execute innovative concepts
in an expedient and successful way. Kellogg, through its team-oriented
culture and caring approach, adapts quickly to today’s
changing world, ensuring that a Kellogg education remains
School continues to identify ways in which we can revolutionize
graduate management education. We are now focusing on leadership
across three levels: team leadership, thought leadership and
For our students, we offer opportunities to evolve from being
excellent team players to serving as excellent team leaders.
Students enter Kellogg with well-defined leadership skills,
and they hone these skills here through activities both inside
and outside the classroom.
year, we are piloting a leadership assessment program with
80 students. The program allows students to evaluate their
current leadership skills and work with faculty, former employers
and our Career Management Center to map out a plan for their
futures. The goal is to offer the program to all incoming
students by fall 2003.
have always served as partners and will continue to play an
essential role in thought leadership. They are co-creators
of knowledge and must work with our faculty to develop innovative
concepts. Together, our students, faculty and corporate partners
can generate knowledge through case studies and projects that
influence the business community.
we must focus on market leadership, for the school and its
faculty, alumni and corporate partners. Kellogg has secured
its place as one of the leading graduate schools of management,
and we must continually evolve to ensure we maintain this
is why our corporate partnerships are so critical to our success.
We will continue to develop and foster these relationships
around the globe, serving as a strong partner in helping businesses
achieve market leadership.
is an exciting time for the Kellogg School. Thank you for
the valuable insights you provide in your support as we forge
important partnerships with all our constituents. I will continue
my global travels, reaching out to alumni, recruiters and
corporate partners, and hope to meet you again soon.