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.


Professor School Expertise If Not A Teacher?
Jennifer Aaker Stanford Marketing Oncologist
Sridhar Balasubramanian UNC (Kenan-Flagler) Marketing Pulp Fiction Writer
Shiomo Benartzi UCLA (Anderson) Finance House Designer
Utpal Bhattacharya Indiana (Kelley) Finance Indie Movie Director
Candida Brush Babson College Entrepreneurship Pro Golfer
Raymond Burke Indiana (Kelley) Marketing Open A Retail Store
Charles Calomiris Columbia Finance Musician
Jennifer Chapman Berkeley (Haas) Management Biologist
Bhagwan Chowdhry UCLA (Anderson) Finance Conversationalist
Clayton Christensen Harvard Innovation Doing It
Aswath Damodaran New York (Stern) Finance Yankee Shortstop
Thomas Davenport Babson College Management VC
Antonio Davila IESE Entrepreneurship Journalist
Daniel Diermeier Northwestern (Kellogg) Management Film Director
Greg Fairchild Virginia (Darden) Entrepreneurship Chef
Scott Galloway New York (Stern) Marketing Self-Help Guru
Adam Galinsky Columbia Management Political Advisor
Gonzalo Garland IE Business School Economics Airline Pilot
Pankaj Ghemawat IESE Management Writer
Austan Goolsbee Chicago (Booth) Economics Voice Over For Car Commercials
Vijay Govindarajan Dartmouth (Tuck) Innovation Doing It
Lynda Gratton London Management Writer
Andrew Hoffman Michigan (Ross) Management Building Houses
Dwight Jaffee Berkeley (Haas) Finance Doing It
Simon Johnson MIT (Sloan) Economics Mountain Rescue

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