Patrick NoonanLong-time Goizueta professor Patrick Noonan has been appointed to oversee the school’s experiential, “Management Practice” initiatives, it was announced today.

Noonan, Associate Professor in the Practice of Decision & Information Analysis, will now have the additional title of Associate Dean for Management Practice Initiatives. Professor Noonan came to Goizueta in 1993 from the faculty of the Harvard Business School, where he earned his Ph.D. in Decision Sciences. He served as Goizueta’s Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Programs from 1996-2000.

“In this role, Patrick will have direct responsibility for our Management Practice activity across programs, with a broad mandate to identify opportunities to improve the connection between the theory and practice of management,” said Rob Kazanjian, Vice Dean for Programs at Goizueta. “We greatly appreciate Patrick’s willingness to serve Goizueta in this capacity, and look forward to his success in this new role.”

The Full-Time MBA curriculum was re-designed in 2008 to include more experiential learning opportunities. Students complete core classes in their first semester, allowing more time for electives and application. A Management Practice course was added to integrate the ideas and tools from their core classes, and to apply them in addressing complex, unstructured problems proposed by leading regional and national companies. Management Practice has since been added to the school’s Part-Time/Evening MBA Program, providing those students these additional opportunities to learn – and apply to real-world business projects – the best practices of management problem-solving, effective team work, and persuasive communication.

In his new role, Noonan will work across programs on future extensions of Management Practice and interact with faculty and program staff on the development and delivery of Management Practice core courses and electives.

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Emory University’s Goizueta Business School is home to an Undergraduate degree program, a Two-Year Full-Time MBA, a One-Year MBA, an Evening MBA, an Executive MBA (Weekend and Modular formats), a Doctoral degree and a portfolio of non-degree Emory Executive Education courses.