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Bill Kooser

Bill Kooser

William W. (Bill) Kooser is the Associate Dean for Global Outreach at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is responsible for developing relationships with key government, business, and media leaders to promote the school, and identify ways to further raise the school’s stature and increase activity in Asia. Currently based in Hong Kong, Bill has spent over 25 years in higher education and has been a frequent writer and speaker on trends, issues and innovations in the business school industry.  Find Bill's blog at BoothAsia Journal.

Featured Articles

How to craft an effective business plan
February 26, 2016
Every aspiring entrepreneur starts with a business idea – a new product, a new service, or a new method of distribution. At Chicago Booth, we see new business ideas all the time. Our Polsky Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation encourages and supports student entrepreneurs, and helps them test...
Enhancing your leadership skills
December 11, 2015
Earlier this year I attended the Hong Kong Global Leadership Summit, sponsored by the Willow Creek Association: ...
Keeping your edge
October 29, 2015
As the business world continues to get more complex – and the world economy more interdependent – what can you do to maintain your own leadership position and keep your company heading in the right direction? How can you stay relevant and up to date on the latest developments in your industry, the...
The Leader as Storyteller
September 17, 2015
If you were asked to develop a culture of customer service at your company – a culture where employees at all levels were encouraged to take initiatives, serve customers with a smile...
MBA admission tips
August 28, 2015
Recruiting season is starting up again and business schools around the world are launching their yearly cycle of information sessions. Here at Chicago Booth, our admissions teams for both our full time MBA and Executive MBA programs will be travelling the world over the next few months, offering...
When’s the best time to get an MBA?
August 5, 2015
As I speak to potential MBA candidates, I often hear one question and one statement:“Is now a good time to go back to school?”, or: “Now isn’t a great time for an MBA – I am (too busy, just married, in a new job, etcetera.)”
The MBA Essay - What's up with that?
July 21, 2015
The latest Poets and Quants website describes the newest development in Chicago Booth’s MBA application. This year, for the first time, Chicago Booth asks applicants to write an essay on one of several pictures that highlight the Booth experience...
Does it Matter where you Work?
July 7, 2015
The most recent edition of Capital Ideas, Chicago Booth’s research publication, highlights the importance of the “nerdopolis” in driving economic growth.  In the article, a nerdopolis is defined as a city or location that is able to attract a high proportion of young, creative, knowledge workers...
Business School – What is it good for?
June 25, 2015
Just this week our newest cohort of executive MBA students began their programme in Chicago.  Over 260 students from 60 countries – and representing our campuses in Chicago, London and Hong Kong – arrived last Saturday for their first taste of the “Chicago approach” to business education, the...
Reunion Reflections
June 9, 2015
I recently returned from my 35th business school reunion and began to reflect on all that has happened to me and my classmates over those intervening years...
When’s the best time to get an MBA?
August 5, 2015
As I speak to potential MBA candidates, I often hear one question and one statement:“Is now a good time to go back to school?”, or: “Now isn’t a great time for an MBA – I am (too busy, just married, in a new job, etcetera.)”
How to craft an effective business plan
February 26, 2016
Every aspiring entrepreneur starts with a business idea – a new product, a new service, or a new method of distribution. At Chicago Booth, we see new business ideas all the time. Our Polsky Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation encourages and supports student entrepreneurs, and helps them test...
Enhancing your leadership skills
December 11, 2015
Earlier this year I attended the Hong Kong Global Leadership Summit, sponsored by the Willow Creek Association: ...
Keeping your edge
October 29, 2015
As the business world continues to get more complex – and the world economy more interdependent – what can you do to maintain your own leadership position and keep your company heading in the right direction? How can you stay relevant and up to date on the latest developments in your industry, the...
The Leader as Storyteller
September 17, 2015
If you were asked to develop a culture of customer service at your company – a culture where employees at all levels were encouraged to take initiatives, serve customers with a smile...
MBA admission tips
August 28, 2015
Recruiting season is starting up again and business schools around the world are launching their yearly cycle of information sessions. Here at Chicago Booth, our admissions teams for both our full time MBA and Executive MBA programs will be travelling the world over the next few months, offering...
The MBA Essay - What's up with that?
July 21, 2015
The latest Poets and Quants website describes the newest development in Chicago Booth’s MBA application. This year, for the first time, Chicago Booth asks applicants to write an essay on one of several pictures that highlight the Booth experience...
Does it Matter where you Work?
July 7, 2015
The most recent edition of Capital Ideas, Chicago Booth’s research publication, highlights the importance of the “nerdopolis” in driving economic growth.  In the article, a nerdopolis is defined as a city or location that is able to attract a high proportion of young, creative, knowledge workers...
Business School – What is it good for?
June 25, 2015
Just this week our newest cohort of executive MBA students began their programme in Chicago.  Over 260 students from 60 countries – and representing our campuses in Chicago, London and Hong Kong – arrived last Saturday for their first taste of the “Chicago approach” to business education, the...
Reunion Reflections
June 9, 2015
I recently returned from my 35th business school reunion and began to reflect on all that has happened to me and my classmates over those intervening years...

About The Author

William W. (Bill) Kooser is the Associate Dean for Global Outreach at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is responsible for developing relationships with key government, business, and media leaders to promote the school, and identify ways to further raise the school’s stature and increase activity in Asia. Currently based in Hong Kong, Bill has spent over 25 years in higher education and has been a frequent writer and speaker on trends, issues and innovations in the business school industry.  Find Bill's blog at BoothAsia Journal.