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Eight current and former deans, as well as government leaders, discussed whether business schools should prepare students for public and government careers in addition to private sector careers.


On Thursday, November 12, 2015, a prestigious panel of business school and government leaders converged on Quinlan to consider:

“Should business schools prepare students for public/government service careers in addition to private service careers?”

This is an important issue as employment in public/government entities at the federal, state, and local levels is growing faster than employment in private-sector entities. At the same time, widespread dissatisfaction has been expressed with the productivity of public-sector entities, due in part to the lack of appropriate training of both public-entity and private-sector managers.

This symposium explored whether business schools should provide additional public policy training, particularly for students pursuing careers in public management. The event was sponsored by Quinlan's Center for Financial and Policy Studies.

Event photos

View the event photos in the gallery below or on Quinlan's Flickr page.

Business Schools and Public Service


The speakers were (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Daniel Diermeier
    Dean, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • Stuart Greenbaum
    Former Dean and Bank of America Professor Emeritus of Managerial Leadership, Olin Business School, Washington University
  • Richard Herring
    Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking and Professor of Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Curt Hunter
    Dean Emeritus, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa
  • Donald Jacobs
    Dean Emeritus, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Abol Jalilvand
    Ralph Marotta Endowed Chair in Free Enterprise and Former Dean, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago
  • George Kaufman
    Director, Center for Financial & Policy Studies, and John F. Smith, Jr. Professor, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago
  • Robert Litan
    Partner, Korein Tillery
  • Deborah Lucas
    Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Tassos Malliaris
    Walter F. Mullady, Sr. Professor, Quinlan Business School, Loyola University Chicago
  • Pamela McCoy
    Associate Dean, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago
  • Michael Moskow
    Vice Chair and Distinguished Fellow, Global Economy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Sharon Oster
    Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and Former Dean, Yale School of Management
  • Michael Pagano
    Dean, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Susan Phillips
    Former Dean, The George Washington University School of Business