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A summer break?

By Sir Andrew Likierman

Outsiders sometimes ask me “So what do you do with your time now that all the students are away for three months?”  When I first came here, it’s true that 100 full-time MBA students and 40 Sloans were here for only 30 weeks. With no Executive MBA, Masters in Finance (MiF), Masters in Management (MiM) or Masters in Financial Analysis and few Executive Education programmes, the place really was pretty quiet for the other 22 weeks. Weekends and September were very quiet indeed. August was dead. 

Today, it’s a very different world. Only over Christmas do we now shut down. For 50 weeks it’s busy, including most weekends. In August alone we hosted visiting groups from China, the EMBA Global Asia class started in week two, full-time MBAs and MIFs in week three, with orientation earlier. Executive Education programmes have slowed but not stopped. The MiM and new Masters in Financial Analysis will kick off at the beginning of September. 

One thing that hasn’t changed is the opportunity to take a relaxing summer break. If you have, I hope it’s been (or will be) enjoyable.