The matter has been long contested before I ever got into this program but it always begs to be re-addressed: who exactly is responsible for building our moral compasses? Our parents, society, religious and educational instructors? at what point in time do we start to draw the line on right and wrong on which our [...]
One of the unique aspects of the MSC is that you’re not bunched in with a lot of current, or to be peers, in the same industry or space. To find that type of education, try an MBA in Healthcare or a MS in Finance. Rather, the MSC pools practitioners from a variety of different [...]
In the MSC, as with all graduate programs, the onus IS on the student and the instructors to navigate professional development well. To help, quarterly events are provided by the MSC office on different facets of cohort need. Past events have included dealing with recruiters, managing online presence, and strategies for continued career success. These [...]
Tomorrow, the 80+ of us in this program will again head to Francis Searle (the communication building at NU) for two classes. In the first, teams of 3 will present their work over the past weeks auditing an innovation process at a company, and in the second, we’ll be broken up by elective class presumably [...]
This past Saturday the MSC was treated to a seminar hosted by Allan Platt, Partner at Clareo Partners. Allan had as his guests during the day, Jill Weinberg, the Director of the Midwest Regional Office of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Daniel Whitman, President and Founder of Global Tap, and Stephanie Wolcott, Formerly the [...]
One of my favorite aspects of this program is how great it is when the projects we do in class synergize with needs my current company has.
For instance, our company recently developed a wiki application to enable our employees to quickly access information. Without being disparaging, the project was somewhat (to this point in time) [...]
A better title for this post would be that information *Properly shared* leads to innovation. At least that’s the thesis of Paul Leonardi’s Managing Information for Innovation class that our MSC cohort is currently in the middle of.
To be clear, most of us are finding Prof. Leonardi absolutely on the mark. All organizations and businesses [...]
I was thinking today about why I chose an executive education program as opposed to a tradition program (outside of the obvious that I want to continue working while in school). In the end, it basically came down to identity. I no longer see myself as a student, but rather – I see myself as [...]