Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they choose a business school to attend, but the educational experience is what is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we focus on Harry Kraemer from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
A 2008 winner of the Lavengood Award for Outstanding Professor of the Year at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Harry Kraemer (“Managerial Leadership”) is a Kellogg alumnus (MBA ’79) and was CEO and president of Baxter International (a $9B health care firm) before becoming an adjunct professor at the school. Kraemer remains active in the business community as an executive partner at Madison Dearborn, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Students we interviewed described how Kraemer fuses theory and practice, bringing CEOs from some of the biggest companies in the United States to his class, but outsiders need not worry that such a successful individual would be out of touch with the common student—Kraemer is known for offering students one-on-one career guidance, even if they are not enrolled in his class.
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