Murray M. Dalziel, director of the University of Liverpool Management School and a longtime business developer, thought leader and adviser to senior executives in a number of top global companies, has been named dean of the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business. Dalziel will join UB in August.
With a growing number of academic programs designed to meet the changing demands of business students and the marketplace—including the newly redesigned UB/Towson MBA—the Merrick School of Business is a key contributor to metropolitan Baltimore’s growing reputation as a hub for business talent, ideas and expertise. Dalziel is expected to continue this progressive trend.
“I have been fortunate throughout my career to work with extremely talented people and that is what attracted me to Merrick,” Dalziel said. “I’m excited to be coming to Baltimore. As a vibrant port city Baltimore is already a global commercial gateway. There is a great opportunity for the school to build on this and be the gateway to business for students and the gateway to knowledge that will transform and enhance the Baltimore business community.”
UB President Robert Bogomolny said that Dalziel’s dual education in the United States and the United Kingdom, combined with his years of practical experience, make him an ideal leader for the business school.
“Murray Dalziel has a proven track record in higher education, industry and business consulting,” Bogomolny said. “I’m confident that his unique background and impressive global experience will provide the Merrick School with even greater distinction in the coming years. We welcome him back to this country.”
Since 2007, Dalziel has led the University of Liverpool Management School, launching new programs, increasing the school’s enrollment, and raising teaching standards. Among his highlights there, he participated in the development of new management programs for a new institution, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, located in Suzhou, China, as well as flagship programs for a new campus in London. He also secured the school’s initial certification of AACSB International—an accreditation it shares with UB.
From 1988 to 2007, Dalziel served in various leadership capacities at the Hay Group, including stints as managing director for North America and for Europe and the UK, as well as its group managing director. During his tenure there, this global management consulting firm broadened its scope from a focus on compensation to one involving expertise in leadership development, reward and organizational effectiveness.
Prior to that, Dalziel served in a number of leadership roles, including executive vice president and senior vice president, for McBer and Co. (1972-1988) and as a teaching fellow and tutor at Harvard University (1972-1976).
Dalziel holds a doctorate in sociology from Harvard University (1979) and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Edinburgh (1972). His many publications include academic journal titles such as “Flocking behaviour-based model to support the management of strategic decision-making in supply chains,” “The Journey to Develop Educated Entrepreneurs: Prospects and Problems of Afghan Businessmen,” “Formulating Competencies,” “Determining Every Employee’s Potential For Growth,” “Crafting a Leadership and Executive Development Strategy,” “Six Principles for Designing the Accountable Organization,” “Competencies: The First Building Block of Talent Management,” and several others.
Dalziel is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Institute of Directors, the Academy of Management, and the Strategic Management Society.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.
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