Margaret Andrews

Margaret Andrews is Associate Dean of Management Programs at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and the founder of Mind and Hand Associates, a management consulting firm dedicated to serving the higher education community. At Harvard, Margaret directs the Management Program at the Division of Continuing Education. In this position, she has responsibility for over 4,000 course-takers, 400 degree candidates, and 100 instructors. In addition to directing the program, she teaches courses in management and organizational behavior, including a new course, Strategy and Competition in Higher Education. Through Mind and Hand Associates, Margaret provides research and strategy and marketing consulting services to clients in the higher education sector.  Clients include for-profit and not-for-profit universities, business schools, associations, testing organizations, publishers, and investment firms.

Previous positions include Executive Director at the MIT Sloan School of Management from 1999-2006, where she managed the MBA program, Admissions, Student Affairs, Career Development, Marketing, Alumni Relations, and the MIT Sloan Management Review.  She has also been Vice President of Marketing at Putnam Investments, as well as a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) and a CPA at Deloitte & Touche.

Margaret hails from California and has an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.  She also has a graduate degree from MIT Sloan.

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February 19, 2014
I have several favorite videos and films that I use in teaching and am wondering about others’ favorites.
February 6, 2014
The new Financial Times Global MBA rankings are out and guess what? 
January 26, 2014
Lately it seems you can’t read about higher education without thinking about disruption.  Based on some recent developments, business schools may be the first to feel the heat. 
January 20, 2014
These past few months have been all about design.
December 4, 2013
The students wrote their strategy papers on one of four schools:  University of Michigan, Arizona State University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Western Governors University.  
October 9, 2013
There are some new “academies” in the higher education neighborhood that appear interesting, valuable in the marketplace, and a long time in coming. 
October 2, 2013
  I was surprised there wasn’t more press about this one.
September 18, 2013
I recently ran a leadership development session for one of my clients and it happened again.
September 12, 2013
The subtitle summed it up pretty well: “How our best and brightest can work tirelessly for eight years only to receive food stamps, debt, and no career.” 
August 21, 2013
One of the most important roles of the advisor is not giving advice. 

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