Harvard | Mr. Investment Banker
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
IU Kelley | Mr. Businessman Engineer
GMAT 690, GPA 7.26/10
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Tech Evangelist
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
MIT Sloan | Mr. Hopeful CXO
GMAT 750, GPA 3.56
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA
GMAT 760, GPA 3.82
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Military 2.0
GRE 310, GPA 2.3
Duke Fuqua | Mr. National Security Advisor
GMAT 670, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBA Class of 2023
GMAT 725, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Inclusive Consultant
GMAT 650, GPA 6.7
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Techie Teacher
GMAT 760, GPA 3.80
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Midwest Startup
GRE 328, GPA 3.51
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Emporio Armani
GMAT 780, GPA 3.03
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Consulting Analyst
GMAT 700, GPA 7.7/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Bangladeshi Analyst
GMAT 690, GPA 3.31
Yale | Mr. Fencer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
INSEAD | Mr. Indian In Cambodia
GMAT 730, GPA 3.33
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Three
GRE 310, GPA 2.7
Tuck | Mr. South African FinTech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.08
London Business School | Mr. Green Energy
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
IU Kelley | Ms. Marketing Manager
GRE 294, GPA 2.5
Kenan-Flagler | Ms. Nonprofit Admin
GMAT 620, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Class President
GRE 319.5, GPA 3.76
Tepper | Mr. Tech Strategist
GRE 313, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Tuck | Mr. Metamorphosis
GRE 324, GPA 3.15

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.


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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About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.