Murray M. Dalziel, a longtime business developer, thought leader and adviser to senior executives in a number of top global companies, was named the 12th dean of the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business.
With a growing number of academic programs designed to meet the changing demands of business students and the marketplace, 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 says. "I'm excited to be in Baltimore. As a vibrant port city Baltimore is already a global commercial center. There is a great opportunity for the school to build on this and be the gateway – both to business for students and to knowledge that will transform and enhance the Baltimore business community."
In his first weeks on the job, Dalziel has been a highly visible figure on the metropolitan business scene, meeting with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, his academic peers and colleagues, UB alumni and more. UB President Kurt Schmoke, who started at the University at roughly the same time as Dalziel, says he sees a bright future ahead.
“The Merrick School of Business has an opportunity to create a meaningful impact, not only on our students, but also on the greater Baltimore business community” Schmoke says. “Working with Murray will present numerous possibilities for the future. We’re already great partners, reaching out to the business community; meeting with today’s students who are preparing to be tomorrow’s business leaders, and rethinking the 21st century business school experience. Murray is an innovator and a strategic thinker. His strong background in both the corporate and academic arenas are an asset to the entire University of Baltimore community.”
From 2007 to this year, Dalziel 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.