RALEIGH…Dr. Ira R. Weiss, currently dean of Northeastern University’s college of business administration in Boston, has been named the next dean of the North Carolina State University’s college of management.
Weiss will replace outgoing dean Jon W. Bartley, who is returning to
the faculty as a professor in the Department of Accounting and
Department of Business Management. Until Weiss takes over as dean on
Dec. 1, 2004, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Gilroy Zuckerman serves as interim dean of the college.
The NC State College of Management was created in 1992 to focus on the
management of technology while leveraging the university’s strengths in science, technology and engineering. The academic curricula, faculty scholarship and outreach activities emphasize the economy’s
relationship among business, technology and globalization.
The college has 2,700 students enrolled in undergraduate programs in
business management, accounting and economics; full-time and evening MBA programs; a master of accounting; and master’s and doctoral
degrees in economics. Its faculty members have developed outstanding
academic and research programs in areas such as technology
entrepreneurship, supply chain management, innovation management,
e-commerce, enterprise risk management, environmental economics and
Since 1994, Weiss has been dean of Northeastern’s business school and
professor of accounting and management information systems. He manages a budget in excess of $24 million, a faculty of more than 100, and a population of about 4,500 students. Under his leadership, the school’s international programs grew rapidly and the technology-focused MBA programs drew national attention and rankings from publications such as Computerworld and BusinessWeek. Weiss also created new joint degree programs in international business and an MS/MBA program with a specialization in finance.
He developed the college’s Center for Technology Management and
Entrepreneurship which annually sponsors a $60K Business Plan
Competition. More recently he and the faculty established the Institute for Global Innovation Management in order to study corporate innovation from a global perspective.
He has provided leadership in establishing the executive education programs of the college and significantly increased the number of executive education courses and revenue generated by the school. The CEO Breakfast Series hosted by Weiss and Northeastern has been a major corporate event in the Boston business community. Within the last two years the CEO breakfast hosted executives such as John Chambers of Cisco and Jeff Immelt of GE. Weiss also led new technology-based efforts to reach prospective students, alumni and corporate friends with news and information about the college.