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 12, 2012
It was the first “moon shot” for U.S. higher education.
July 5, 2012
First the good news:  The need for management education is unlikely to go away anytime soon.  
June 27, 2012
Well, you asked for it and we will commit to doing it.      
June 20, 2012
Does anyone think that, for the vast majority of students, going to college isn’t ultimately about acquiring knowledge and skills to be successful in a chosen career?
June 13, 2012
I’m preparing to speak at the GMAC Annual Conference next week and thought I’d preview one of the topics here, to get your reaction.
June 6, 2012
A crisis in public higher education: coming soon to a university near you – if not already there.
May 30, 2012
As Peter Drucker once said, “The customer rarely buys what the business thinks it sells him.”  
May 23, 2012
Since last week’s post, I’ve been thinking a lot about business models.
May 16, 2012
Tom Friedman had an interesting quote in a recent NYT opinion piece: “Big breakthroughs happen when what is suddenly possible meets what is desperately necessary.”  And so begins the third post in the series on “Foundations of Strategy.”  
May 2, 2012
I’m returning from the AACSB conference in San Diego and had the opportunity to attend several interesting sessions. One, in particular, stood out and echoed some of the “What Keeps Us Awake At Night” post from last week (and much of what we’ve been discussing in the Strategy and Competition in Higher Education class this semester).  

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