Northeastern B-School Names New Dean

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 30, 2012

Hugh Courtney, most recently vice dean of University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, has been named dean at Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration. He is expected to take office in July. The school tapped Courtney, a business strategy expert, in part because of his experience strengthening Smith’s executive education program and expanding that school’s global offerings. His background and skills in these areas “align perfectly” with the business school’s emphasis on globalization and experiential learning, said Northeastern Provost Stephen Director.

Prior to joining the Smith School, Courtney served as a leader in strategy practice for McKinsey & Company. He will succeed Thomas Moore, who passed away last year. Northeastern currently ranks 38th in Bloomberg Businessweek’s undergraduate business school ranking and 56th in the full-time MBA ranking.

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