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Associate Dean appointed for Rotman MBA Program

August 4, 2011

TORONTO, ON – The direc­tor of the Desau­tels Cen­tre for Inte­gra­tive Think­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has been appoint­ed the first asso­ciate dean of the school’s flag­ship two-year MBA pro­gram. Mih­nea Moldoveanu, who has been a fac­ul­ty mem­ber at the Rot­man School since 1999, will be respon­si­ble for the aca­d­e­m­ic struc­ture and con­tent of the pro­gram as well as the recruit­ment of lead­ing can­di­dates for admis­sion and the recruit­ment of lead­ing firms to the School. Cur­rent­ly he is the Mar­cel Desau­tels Pro­fes­sor of Inte­gra­tive Think­ing and a pro­fes­sor of strate­gic man­age­ment.

A trans-dis­ci­pli­nary approach to busi­ness prob­lem solv­ing called Inte­gra­tive Think­ing lies at the heart of the Rot­man MBA cur­ricu­lum. It draws on mod­els, tools and tech­niques from mul­ti­ple dis­ci­plines to define, struc­ture, refine, sim­pli­fy and solve orga­ni­za­tion­al and soci­etal prob­lems. There is a dire need for man­agers who can use their under­stand­ing of exist­ing mod­els and of the phe­nom­e­na of busi­ness to build new mod­els and action maps that are adap­tive to exist­ing predica­ments; and who can turn this under­stand­ing into embod­ied, and not just the­o­ret­i­cal, solu­tions.

Prof. Moldoveanu’s work has been pub­lished in lead­ing jour­nals such as Psy­cho­log­i­cal Review, Man­age­ment Sci­ence, Orga­ni­za­tion Sci­ence and Strate­gic Man­age­ment Jour­nal and pro­fes­sion­al jour­nals such as the Har­vard Busi­ness Review. He is the author of four books: Inside Man: The Dis­ci­pline of Mod­el­ing Human Ways of Being (Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 2011); Dia­minds: Decod­ing the Men­tal Habits of Suc­cess­ful Thinkers (with Rot­man Dean Roger Mar­tin (Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Press, 2009); The Future of the MBA: Design­ing the Thinker of the Future (with Rot­man Dean Roger Mar­tin) (Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 2008), and Mas­ter Pas­sions: Emo­tion, Nar­ra­tive, and the Devel­op­ment of Cul­ture (with Nitin Nohria) (MIT Press, 2002).

He holds a DBA from Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty, and MSc and BSc degrees in Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing from the Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy.

In addi­tion to his aca­d­e­m­ic respon­si­bil­i­ties, Prof. Moldoveanu has had par­al­lel careers as a high tech­nol­o­gy entre­pre­neur and exec­u­tive. He is the founder of Red­line Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Inc., one of the world’s lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of fourth-gen­er­a­tion broad­band wire­less base sta­tions for fixed and mobile appli­ca­tions and the fastest grow­ing com­pa­ny in cen­tral Cana­da dur­ing 2002–2007. Dur­ing his time with Red­line, he served as CEO, and Chief Tech­no­log­i­cal Offi­cer In 2008, Prof. Moldoveanu was rec­og­nized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2008 for his con­tri­bu­tions to the aca­d­e­m­ic and busi­ness worlds.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions. The School is cur­rent­ly rais­ing $200 mil­lion to ensure Cana­da has the world-class busi­ness school it deserves. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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