MCCOMBS DEAN RECEIVES OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTING EDUCATOR AWARD
Lillian Mills, dean of University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, received the prestigious 2023 Outstanding Accounting Educator award from the American Accounting Association on August 8.
Mills chaired the accounting department for four years before becoming the first woman to be named permanent dean of McCombs in 2021. The dozens of letters supporting her nomination highlight her enthusiasm and passion for accounting, her dedication to her students, and her uncanny ability to make complicated tax-related topics understandable and applicable. She has won numerous teaching awards throughout her career at McCombs and previously while on the faculty at the University of Arizona, and she continues to mentor McCombs doctoral candidates.
“I extend my heartfelt thanks to the peers and former students who nominated me,” Mills says in a release. “We accounting scholars prepare students for roles that are front and center in some of the most critical and fundamental decisions businesses face. Continuing the tradition of cutting-edge knowledge creation and knowledge-sharing alongside my esteemed peers has been a constant source of joy and inspiration for me.”
HEC PARIS IN FRANCE TOPS THIS YEAR’S QS EXECUTIVE MBA RANKINGS OUT OF MORE THAN 200 PROGRAMS AROUND THE WORLD
European and U.S. schools dominate the top 10 rankings with three schools each from the U.S. and Spain, and two each from France and the United Kingdom, in the latest Executive MBA ranking from Quacquarelli Symonds.
INSEAD and London Business School scored 99.9 in Employer Reputation while MIT’s Sloan School of Business earned a perfect 100 in Thought Leadership. ESADE Business School scored the highest in diversity at 96.1.
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UCL GLOBAL BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR HEALTH APPOINTS DIRECTOR FOR SPECIALIZED EMBA HEALTH
UCL Global Business School for Health has appointed Dr. Sotiris Vandoros as director of the Executive MBA Health, a part-time 24-month online program.
Before joining UCL, Dr Vandoros was associate dean for doctoral studies and associate professor of health economics at King’s Business School. He also holds a PhD from London School of Economics and has previously taught at Harvard, Brunel University, Sorbonne-Cité and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. His research primarily focuses on the link between economic conditions and health, and competition, pricing, and regulation in pharmaceutical markets.
“The healthcare sector needs leaders that have a range of skills, many of which are specific to this sector. My role provides a unique opportunity to support leaders in healthcare to shape their organization and implement innovation and change,” he says.
The EMBA Health program blends world-class research, teaching with practical business and leadership skills, including an immersive week in London during the first year and a fieldwork week in the U.S. in the second year.
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX BUSINESS SCHOOL OPENS INSTITUTE TO TACKLE SOCIETY’S GREATEST CHALLENGES
The University of Sussex recently received a major donation from the Peter Bennett Foundation to establish the Bennett Institute for Innovation and Policy Acceleration. The Institute will be based in its Science Policy Research Unit.
The Institute has been established to tackle some of society’s greatest challenges. The first of these will be climate change, with a focus on the following three priorities:
Addressing changes in behavior and practice in relation to climate change, both locally and globally;
Focusing on net-zero industry policies in production and manufacturing processes; and
Accelerating policies that promote energy and climate justice.
The Institute will bring together academic research, insights from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and policymakers. In time, it will tackle other issues, including health, security, immigration, and trade.
The Institute will open later this year.
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