A Talk with the Broad School's New Dean

Robert Duncan on the challenges of taking the reins at Michigan State's B-school and his plans for the coming year

Our guest on Feb. 13 was Robert B. Duncan, the new dean of Michigan State's Broad Graduate School of Management (29th on BusinessWeek's 2000 rankings of full-time MBA programs). Duncan comes to the Broad School after a long career at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. It was there that he began teaching in 1970, after getting his PhD at Yale. He later served as provost at Northwestern from 1987 to 1992, and as an associate dean at Kellogg. Duncan was interviewed by BusinessWeek Online reporter Mica Schneider. Following is an edited transcript of their discussion:

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