Andrew Ainslie, senior associate dean of UCLA Anderson’s Full-time MBA program, has been named the dean of the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School effective July 1, 2014. Ainslie joined Anderson in 2000 and has led the Full-time MBA program since 2010.
“We are proud of Andrew’s ascent to the Rochester deanship and so appreciative of his many accomplishments at Anderson,” said Olian. “His unrestrained passion for MBA education and his clear analytic focus to drive strategic actions will no doubt advance the Simon School just as it benefitted Anderson.
During his tenure, the school revamped the full-time program’s curriculum, including the addition of key courses in communications and job preparation and creation of tracks and certificates that enable students to choose various specializations. With a dedicated focus on students, he led the restructuring of the Applied Management Research program. Selection procedures into the MBA program were revised and applications to the full-time program increased 32 percent this year — up more than 60 percent over the last four years.
Ainslie received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and an MBA and B.Sc. from University of Cape Town. His major research interests are in economic and statistical models of consumer behavior and in direct marketing.
UCLA Anderson School of Management Professor of Finance Mark Garmaise has been named the new dean of the Full-time MBA program. “Mark is an award-winning instructor and highly respected authority on finance, venture capital and private equity. That combination, and his dedication to UCLA Anderson’s MBA program, will assure strong continuing leadership for the Anderson MBA program,” said Olian.