Stanford GSB | Mr. Energy Reform
GMAT 700, GPA 3.14 of 4
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring Social Investor
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Darden | Mr. Leading Petty Officer
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Stanford GSB | Mr. Systems Change
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Emory Goizueta | Ms. Marketing Maverick
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Columbia | Ms. New York
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Wharton | Mr. Energy Industry
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Harvard | Mr. Fraternity Philanthropy
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Harvard | Ms. Transformation
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GMAT 770, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Startup
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INSEAD | Mr. Sailor in Suit
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Tuck | Mr. Global Corp Comms
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Kellogg | Mr. Lucky Banker
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, GPA 2.5/3.67 Grad
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GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Rocket Scientist Lawyer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65 Cumulative
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GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
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GRE ..., GPA ...
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Calling For 40-Under-40 Professor Nominees


Poets&Quants is looking for the 40 most dynamic business school professors for its 2014 list of the top 40 under 40. That’s 40 up-and-coming MBA/EMBA/Executive Education professors, under the age of 40.

Our last list of the best was among the most read articles of all time.

Send us your nominees and help us identify 40 rising stars in B-school academia!


  • Must be 39 years of age or younger before June 30, 2014
  • Must be a business professor currently teaching in an MBA, EMBA, or Executive Education program
  • Verification of age and current teaching status will be confirmed by each professor’s institution
  • Nominations can be submitted by students, faculty, and administrators
  • Self-nominations are welcome
  • The best candidates will have one or more of the following:
  • significant public profile or reputation
  • impactful contributions to her/his respective field(s)
  • noteworthy influence on business practices, public policy, business trends, etc.
  • notable career milestones i.e. youngest professor to…
  • unique teaching style and/or techniques
  • remarkable impact on students

Send your nominations to Contributing Editor Andrea Carter. Nominations should be 150 words or less and include concrete examples that demonstrate why the professor should be featured as a Top 40 Under 40. The deadline to submit nominations is December 31, 2013.

Professors for the final 40-under-40 list are selected by Poets&Quants writers and editors solely based on nominations that are submitted and recommendations from each professor’s respective institution.


Contact Contributing Editor Andrea Carter at

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.