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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Most Recent Articles

July 25, 2013
Strategy is part idea, part analysis, part insight, part planning, part drive, and part leadership.  And a big part of leadership is inspiring greatness in yourself and others.
July 17, 2013
As the late MIT economist Rudi Dornbusch once said, “... things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then they happen faster than you thought they could.”
July 12, 2013
How is online executive education like surfing?
June 30, 2013
With all the talk about MOOCs, someone has come up with an idea for how to save money in the administrative area.   
June 19, 2013
They came from Oman, Chile, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Qatar – and the United States. 
June 12, 2013
A chat with Rich Lyons, Dean of the Haas School of Business at Berkeley.
June 5, 2013
What is a college or university to do to survive and thrive in this new era of higher education?
May 21, 2013
The Financial Times published its 15th annual ranking of the world’s leading providers of executive education programs last week. Once again, what a difference a decade makes.
May 15, 2013
MOOC enthusiasts vs. MOOC critics.
April 10, 2013
Did anyone think of urine?

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