Venky Dean of the newly launched School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is faced with a number of opportunities and challenges, as he runs through the introduction of a new School of Engineering at Harvard University. Its facilities include a great talent, a small but elite faculty and the potential to get along with the other schools at Harvard. His challenges are the best faculty and students, creating shortcuts on the University, and determining a strategy that … Read more »

Venky Dean of the newly launched School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is faced with a number of opportunities and challenges, as he runs through the introduction of a new School of Engineering at Harvard University. Its facilities include a great talent, a small but elite faculty and the potential to get along with the other schools at Harvard. His challenges are the best faculty and students, creating shortcuts on the University, and determining a strategy to make the Harvard Engineering and its other known schools. Students must analyze the strengths and weaknesses in the engineering school compared to other top schools, the challenges of organizational change, and to follow the most appropriate strategy for the Dean.
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Lee Fleming,
Lynn Andrea Stein,
Thomas D. Perry IV
Source: Harvard Business School
19 pages.
Publication Date: Oct 25, 2007. Prod #: 608 087 PDF-ENG
Engineering a Renaissance: The launch of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences HBR case solution