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Ross is Rated No. 1 for Leadership Development

11/29/2010 --

Top ranking demonstrates the school's excellence in leadership education.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — For the third year in a row, Leadership Excellence magazine has chosen the Ross School of Business as its top pick for Best in Leadership Development among universities and schools of management and business. In addition, Ross alumnus Gary Hamel, PhD '90, tops the magazine's 2010-11 Excellence 100 list of management gurus. Hamel is a visiting professor at London Business School and co-authored the international bestseller Competing for the Future with C.K. Prahalad.

Leadership Excellence, published monthly, promotes leadership development, managerial effectiveness, and organizational productivity. The Ross School’s top ranking in the education category signifies its commitment to leadership development across all degree programs and executive education.

Leadership programming takes many forms at the school, including the Ross Leadership Initiative at the MBA level; the Professional Development Program in the Executive MBA Program; and the LeadershipAdvantage modules delivered by the Tauber Institute for Global Operations to students in the Master of Supply Chain Management Program. In addition, leadership is a popular category of programs offered by Ross Executive Education. Titles include Positive Leadership, the Emerging Leaders Program, and Management of Managers.

"We're often asked whether leadership can be taught." says Ross Dean Robert J. Dolan. "The answer is yes. It means creating activities that require students to understand their own individual working styles and to understand the complex web of stakeholder relationships in which any organization operates."

In addition to higher education, Leadership Excellence ranks the Best in Leadership Development among large organizations, small-to-midsize organizations, nonprofits, government/military, large consulting groups, and consultants/trainers/coaches.

The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's JFK School of Government follows Ross at No. 2 in the education category. The business schools at the University of Chicago, MIT, and Harvard round out the top five this year.

For more information, contact:
Deborah Holdship, (734) 647-4626,