Margaret Andrews

Margaret Andrews is a seasoned academic leader with over twenty years of experience in higher education, business and consulting.  She is currently the Vice Provost at the Hult International Business School and founder of Mind and Hand Associates, a boutique consulting firm serving clients in the higher education sector.  Margaret also teaches courses in management and organizational behavior at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education, including Managing Yourself and Leading OthersLeadership and Decision Making, and Strategy and Competition in Higher Education

Previous higher education positions include 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.  Previous business positions include Vice President of Marketing at Putnam Investments, as well as being 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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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. 
October 10, 2012
Teaching a class in Strategic Management and consulting in this area to colleges and universities and companies in the higher education space, I’m asked a lot about various tools and techniques that can be effective in diagnosing problems and generating ideas/solutions, and the answer is that there are many.   Perhaps too many. 
October 3, 2012
Several weeks ago we opened a survey to gather input from people that are new to higher education.  The responses are quite interesting – varied and interesting. 
September 26, 2012
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to travel to Lithuania to work with the ISM University of Management and Economics on thinking through strategy and how they compete in the global market for management education.  
September 19, 2012
There has been so much written about Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) lately.  Time to jump in. 

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