The World’s Best Business School Professors

They hail from business schools across the world. They teach and research in virtually every discipline. They are the world’s top 50 business school professors.

The list includes famous superstar professors, such as Harvard’s Clayton Christensen, Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel and Stanford’s Jeffrey Pfeffer, as well as faculty little known outside their schools or fields of study, such as operations maven Michael Trick at Carnegie Mellon or finance expert Dana Muir at Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Some 12 of the 50 are women, while nine are Indian, including Dartmouth’s Vijay Govindarajan, the innovation guru at the Tuck School, and NYU’s Aswath Damodaran, the self-effacing master of finance at the Stern School.

To find out who’s on the list and to discover more about each professor, see the table below and click on each professor’s name.

THE WORLD’S 50 BEST BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSORS

ProfessorSchoolExpertiseIf Not A Teacher?
Jennifer AakerStanfordMarketingOncologist
Sridhar BalasubramanianUNC (Kenan-Flagler)MarketingPulp Fiction Writer
Shiomo BenartziUCLA (Anderson)FinanceHouse Designer
Utpal BhattacharyaIndiana (Kelley)FinanceIndie Movie Director
Candida BrushBabson CollegeEntrepreneurshipPro Golfer
Raymond BurkeIndiana (Kelley)MarketingOpen A Retail Store
Charles CalomirisColumbiaFinanceMusician
Jennifer ChapmanBerkeley (Haas)ManagementBiologist
Bhagwan ChowdhryUCLA (Anderson)FinanceConversationalist
Clayton ChristensenHarvardInnovationDoing It
Aswath DamodaranNew York (Stern)FinanceYankee Shortstop
Thomas DavenportBabson CollegeManagementVC
Antonio DavilaIESEEntrepreneurshipJournalist
Daniel DiermeierNorthwestern (Kellogg)ManagementFilm Director
Greg FairchildVirginia (Darden)EntrepreneurshipChef
Scott GallowayNew York (Stern)MarketingSelf-Help Guru
Adam GalinskyColumbiaManagementPolitical Advisor
Gonzalo GarlandIE Business SchoolEconomicsAirline Pilot
Pankaj GhemawatIESEManagementWriter
Austan GoolsbeeChicago (Booth)EconomicsVoice Over For Car Commercials
Vijay GovindarajanDartmouth (Tuck)InnovationDoing It
Lynda GrattonLondonManagementWriter
Andrew HoffmanMichigan (Ross)ManagementBuilding Houses
Dwight JaffeeBerkeley (Haas)FinanceDoing It
Simon JohnsonMIT (Sloan)EconomicsMountain Rescue

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