Poder Hispanic - Miami - April/May 2012 - (Page 70)
[Dean Sally Blount at the Kellogg campus in Coral Gables]
the big story
Brave New Business World
Kellogg School of ManageMent Dean Sally Blount on the renowneD BuSineSS college’S SeconD expanSion in MiaMi anD planS to Set Down rootS in São paulo
by karen-janine cohen. “Think Bravely” is the intriguing slogan of the branding campaign undertaken by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. What does it mean for a business school? And how do you do it? Kellogg Dean Sally Blount was happy to explain all when she was in Miami recently to celebrate the expansion of the Coral Gables branch of the Chicago-based school. Kellogg added 10,000 square feet to the campus—including a state70 • www.poder360.com
of-the-art lecture hall, 11 study-group rooms, an alumni center and an expanded faculty lounge—to meet rising demand for the program. It’s the second expansion for the Miami location, which opened in 2006 and boasts 115 students—about a third of whom are from Colombia, Chile, Peru and other foreign countries—working toward an executive MBA degree tailored to those usually already working at managerial levels or above. It’s a great fit for South
Florida, which already has close business ties to Latin America and the Caribbean. Blount, named dean in 2010, is herself a Kellogg alumna, earning her doctorate there in 1992. She went on to teach at the University of Chicago, later moving on to New York University’s Stern School of Business, where she was dean of its undergraduate college and school vice dean. She was also NYU’s special adviser for global academic integration. So it is no surprise that a big component of Kellogg’s fiveyear plan includes expanding in some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, such as an upcoming partnership with Fundação Dom Cabral, an independent business school, in São Paulo, Brazil. A world swiftly integrating both geographically and through information technology is at the heart of challenges facing the next generation of business leaders, Blount says. And that’s where the thinking bravely part comes in. Blount says it’s about facing a new century equipped with skills that go far beyond the textbooks.
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