For U.S. Business Schools, Leaders Are Hard to Find

Kelsey Gee:

There is something missing at dozens of business schools where high-profile corporate chiefs and prominent government officials have gone to polish their management credentials: a leader.

Elite M.B.A. programs at Northwestern University, Yale University and the University of California’s Berkeley and Los Angeles business schools, are all searching for new deans, as longtime administrators return to teaching or take positions outside academia.

Through the start of June, job listings for 28 business-school deans were advertised with the accrediting body Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 2018, up nearly 50% from this time last year.