C. Jain, Dean of the Kellogg School of Management;
Sandy & Morton Goldman Professor of Entrepreneurial
Studies and Professor of Marketing meets with first-year
© Nathan Mandell
from the Dean
Kellogg School Alumni and Friends,
the quality that most defines our world is its interconnectedness:
Information travels instantaneously and without regard for
conventional borders. As a result, ideas and events occurring
on one side of the globe quickly make their way around it
to influence decision makers elsewhere.
course, it is common for businesses to have operations on
more than one continent, with the various divisions communicating
effectively regardless of the space between their physical
locations. Such an arrangement offers efficiencies and market
opportunities that can create powerful leadership advantages.
the Kellogg School, we long ago adopted a similar approach
to delivering our internationally recognized management curriculum.
As you will read in this edition of Kellogg World,
dedicated to our global portfolio of executive MBA offerings,
the Kellogg School EMBA program spans several continents —
from Asia to Europe to North America. Quite literally, the
sun never sets on Kellogg scholars.
many offerings, even excellent ones, only produce part of
the desired result. At Kellogg, we have taken the additional
steps to integrate our global portfolio to ensure all
our EMBA students, no matter where they are in the world,
receive the same outstanding education. Beginning a decade
ago, we formed strategic joint-degree partnerships with schools
in Hong Kong, Germany,
Israel and Canada,
enabling us to provide our students with the global perspectives
and skills to assume leadership roles in companies anywhere
in the world. This year, we enhanced our portfolio further
by launching our Kellogg-Miami
program to meet the needs of professionals from throughout
Latin America and the southeastern United States.
we have created unique opportunities for our students to take
courses on any of the Kellogg partner campuses, greatly expanding
their learning potential. To ensure the Kellogg School's unique
cultural qualities are shared along with its intellectual
qualities, we bring our various joint programs together regularly
for Live-In Weeks in Evanston.
as these students exchange ideas with each other, and without
regard for national boundaries, so too do our faculty import
lessons from the EMBA classroom into our other Kellogg programs.
In this way, our full- and part-time MBA students also benefit
from having our professors' theoretical frameworks tested
against real-world concerns of our executive practitioners.
At the same time, our professors have an immediate influence
on today's most pressing business challenges.
this global framework is another critical foundation, a model
we call "The Four Pillars."
in advancing the Kellogg School's dual mission of creating
knowledge and producing socially responsible global
leaders, The Four Pillars — intellectual depth,
experiential learning, global mindset and values/people skills
— provides our students with the balanced tools to succeed
at the top levels of any organization. By cultivating in our
students keen analytical ability, collaborative skills, ethical
behavior, and respect for both theory and practice, we prepare
them to achieve their dreams and make important contributions.
the Kellogg School leadership model is one that strengthens
the whole person, which is why once again our Full-Time MBA
Program has been ranked among the very top management schools
in the world by BusinessWeek magazine. Our EMBA curriculum,
meanwhile, has remained in the No. 1 position since the ranking's
inception in 1988.
surveys such as this form only one metric by which we evaluate
our performance, consistency in the rankings can indicate
a program's overall robustness. For instance, our marketing
curriculum, long considered the world's best, is now joined
by our finance and general management curricula. We want to
build on these successes.
do so, we invite you to contribute your support to the Kellogg
School as we continue to innovate. The opportunities for partnership
are exciting and we look to you — particularly now that
our Annual Fund effort has commenced — to help Kellogg
remain a force for global leadership.