Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand, but the educational experience itself 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 profile Stuart Diamond from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Wharton has several accomplished and popular professors who teach “Negotiations,” but students generally perceive Stuart Diamond (“Negotiations/Conflict Resolution”) as the “rock star” of this elite bunch—a true feat when you consider that the group includes the author of one of the course textbooks. Diamond encourages students to apply his teachings to every aspect of life, not just the negotiating table, and many of his students have been known to carry his negotiating reference card around with them in their wallets or purses. One recent student declared, “The class changed the way I dealt with everything in my life. Should be a required course at Wharton!”
Outside Wharton, Diamond practices what he preaches, having taught and advised on negotiation and cultural diversity to corporate and government leaders in more than 40 countries.
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