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New Associate Dean of MBA Programme at Cass

Friday, 10 July, 2009

Professor Veronica Hope-Hailey has been appointed as the Associate Dean of the MBA Programme at Cass.  Professor Hope-Hailey has been at Cass since 2006 as a Professor of Strategic Human Resources Management, also lecturing on the same subject with a focus on change management.

She is an experienced and respected academic having previously held positions at Cranfield School of Management; Judge Business School, Cambridge University; University of Bath, School of Management; and a visiting post at London Business School.  She has also been involved in three MBA review and redesigns at different universities.

Professor Hope-Hailey said: I love the process of teaching and examining MBAs who are usually challenging but hugely motivated students. I believe passionately that MBAs deserve to have an excellent service provided by the university in every area. Their expectations are high and any business school who wishes to play in the MBA premier league needs to deliver a memorable student experience whilst, at the same time, setting high academic standards and discipline.

She is also highly valued for her consultancy work having worked with the likes of such leading organisations as Morgan Stanley, the IMF, Schroders, the United Nations and Norton Rose.

As well as her academic and professional commitments, Professor Hope-Hailey has found time to raise five daughters, aged between 25 and 12, and says this experience has helped her to understand the pressures on MBA students.  She says: I have both sympathy and empathy of the challenges MBA students face while they balance and juggle their many different demands.  What’s key is knowing that the only way to accomplish this is to be highly purposeful in life and identify what is very important and what is not.

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