Margaret Andrews

Margaret Andrews is a seasoned academic leader with over twenty years of experience in higher education, business and consulting. She has held a variety of positions in higher education, including Associate Dean at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education,Executive Director of the MBA Program, Alumni Relations and Marketing at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Vice Provost at the Hult International Business School. She teaches courses and professional and executive programs in leadership, strategy, and creativity at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education, has worked and taught in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and is the founder of Higher Ed Associates, a boutique consulting firm providing research and consulting services to clients in the higher education sector, and executive education programs for a clients in a wide array of industries.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her graduate degree at MIT.  You can see more on Margaret's background on her LinkedIn profile.  

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Most Recent Articles

January 4, 2017
Why do we all work in higher education?
June 29, 2016
In teaching ethics, what works and what’s just wishful thinking?
May 30, 2016
How do we define leadership, other than that we know it when we see it? 
May 24, 2016
Are we prepared – or are colleges and universities preparing students – for the new world of work? 
May 2, 2016
Lessons learned from using student teams that are applicable to all of the teams we’re part of. 
April 20, 2016
The departing public editor of the NYT might as well have been talking about higher education. 
April 11, 2016
In the war for talent some organizations are looking to a pool of talent that is hiding in plain sight. 
February 15, 2016
How can a college or university survive and thrive in the new world of higher education?
November 15, 2015
How can a school or program stand out in a crowded field?
October 18, 2015
Recently there's been more support for the need for - and payoff from - having schools focus more on the 'soft skills.'


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 16, 2012
In a previous post we predicted that this year MOOCs will morph into MOCCS (Mid-Sized Online Closed Courses).
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.
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.
July 1, 2012
Last week we invited you to vote on the most important topics in higher education.  We are seeing some consistent areas of interest.
June 27, 2012
Well, you asked for it and we will commit to doing it.      
May 9, 2012
Last night was the last session of the online Strategy and Competition in Higher Education (SCHE) course. That’s the ending. And it’s now been almost a week since edX was announced. That’s a very big beginning, and a great example of why we are both so optimistic about the future of higher education.
April 25, 2012
We had another great discussion in the Strategy and Competition in Higher Education class last night, along with a very special guest speaker. 
April 18, 2012
As a continuation on the Foundations of Strategy theme, this post is about the supply of educational opportunities.  In short, they’re exploding.


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