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Responding to the Changing Needs of Minnesota Companies

Stefanie Lenway smiles and waves to guests during a reception in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the School of Law in Minneapolis to welcome new Opus College of Business Dean Lenway on September 24, 2014.

Stefanie Lenway, dean of the Opus College of Business, and Sri Zaheer, dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, have been friends for more than 25 years. They recently sat down for a joint interview with Twin Cities Business to discuss how each school is adapting its programs to meet the ever-changing needs of business.

In the interview, Lenway explains how the Opus College of Business differs from other Twin Cities business schools: a focus on partnerships with the Twin Cities business community, our mission of “All for the Common Good,” a commitment to providing students with global experiences, and new programs in business analytics and health care that respond to high market demand.