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 Vice Provost at the Hult International Business School, Associate Dean at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and Executive Director of the MBA Program, Alumni Relations and Marketing at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She teaches courses and professional and executive programs in strategy, management, leadership and creativity at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education and is the founder of Mind and Hand Associates, a boutique consulting firm providing research and consulting services to clients in the higher education sector.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her graduate degree at MIT.  You can reach Margaret via email at or Twitter @AndrewsMargaret.  You can see more on Margaret's background on her LinkedIn profile.  

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Most Recent Articles

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?
April 3, 2013
Creativity and innovation are in increasing demand as an engine for economic growth and solving major problems, including (preventing and) winning wars, curing disease, feeding a growing population, and finding sources of clean water.   With new technologies, rising costs, uneven access and outdated business models, higher education is in need of a big dose of creative thinking.
March 27, 2013
With all the talk about the unbundling of higher education, some recent developments have me wondering whether some of the newer developments we’re seeing are actually reinforcing the existing hierarchy in this market to the benefit of elite schools. . .  and at the expense of everyone else.   
March 20, 2013
It may be much harder to write a short paper than a long paper, but it’s much more interesting to tell a story – any story – in six words. 
March 13, 2013
During the summer, I committed to running a short program on Strategy and Competition in Higher Education – essentially a two-day non-credit version of the full length Strategy and Competition in Higher Education course - and asked people what they thought were the most important topics for discussion during such a program.  And there was definitely some consensus. 
February 27, 2013
When we asked people that have been working in higher education for more than a year for advice to people entering in similar positions to them, we received a wide variety of suggestions.  In this post we’ll share what tenure-track faculty (who represented 17% of all combined 464 survey respondents) would advise those just entering the tenure track.
February 14, 2013
Yesterday I got a peek behind the curtain.


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