On July 1, Matthew Slaughter—currently the associate dean for faculty at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business—will become the first new dean the school has had in 20 years, succeeding Paul Danos. And judging from an article on the Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog, Slaughter has some big plans in mind for the program, including offering more adaptable study options for aspiring MBAs who want an alternative to the traditional full-time framework.
Another key area of focus for Slaughter—and an issue that has received some media in the past year—is appealing to female MBA candidates. On this point, Slaughter cited a soon-to-launch (May 2015) initiative with all-female Smith College that is designed to help equip the college’s graduates for later entry to business school. In addition, he is contemplating changes to Tuck’s degree offerings beyond the MBA. With plans like these in the works at Tuck, we will certainly be keeping an eye on what the school does next.