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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January 4, 2013
Thank you to the 464 of you that took the time to share your thoughts with us about your reasons for working in higher education, what has surprised you and, for those of you that have been in higher education for a while, what has changed.  Here is the first of several posts that will share results from the survey.
December 20, 2012
Mayan predictions for the end of the world aside, the years ahead are likely to be quite different for higher education than the past 100 years.  As our holiday gift to you, we have put together this anthem for the end of higher education as we know it.
December 12, 2012
Around this time of year, we’re inundated with lists of the most significant happenings of the current year (e.g., best books, celebrities we’ve lost) and predictions for the future, and the world of higher education is no exception.
December 5, 2012
Quick: What percentage of employers believes that the graduates of post-secondary education they hired in the past year have been adequately prepared for the job market? 
November 28, 2012
Last night we had an interesting discussion in our Strategic Management class on an important and often overlooked element of successful strategy.
November 14, 2012
Hearing that a new, stripped down product or service in your marketplace is “good enough” should strike fear the hearts of market leaders.   
November 7, 2012
A couple of months ago, I invited people to join me in “The MOOC Challenge.”  Now that I’m half-way through my MOOC – A Crash Course in Creativity, taught by Tina Seelig through the Venture Lab at Stanford University – I’ll give you a mid-term report on the course. 
November 5, 2012
It seems we may have another big, unpredictable storm close to home – MOOCs.  They have been getting a lot of press this year, including another recent article from the New York Times.
October 24, 2012
I had the opportunity to attend a session last week, hosted by Pearson, on how higher ed faculty use social media.  Much of the content was quite interesting.  
October 17, 2012
After watching the debate last night, it made me think that colleges and universities should be more actively engaged in encouraging – including making it easier – for students to vote. 

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