The buck stops here – CNN
The study of the world’s top 100 business schools, as ranked by the Financial Times Global MBA list, finds a close correlation between a school’s position and the standing of the dean, as determined by his or her own academic research record.
“Leaders are the final arbiters of quality. Therefore it is right to expect the standard bearer to first bear the standard,” Patrick Harker, dean of the equal top-ranked Wharton School told the report’s author.
Amanda H. Goodall, from Britain’s Warwick Business School, has previously demonstrated a link between the global rankings of wider universities and the academic pedigrees of their presidents, something that could perhaps have been more readily anticipated.