Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
Stanford GSB | Ms. 2+2 Tech Girl
GRE 333, GPA 3.95
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthcare Operations To General Management
GRE 700, GPA 7.3
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Engineer In The Military
GRE 310, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98

The 40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 In The World

Kathleen Vohs of the University of Minnesota's Carlson School is among the 40 best business school profs under 40

Kathleen Vohs of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School is among the 40 best business school profs under 40

As might be expected, the top 40 also are prolific scholars, producing seminal papers for esteemed journals. But many go beyond that and take their esoteric texts outside of the ivory tower. In other words, they translate their research into practical insights with real-world applicability. German-born Nina Mazar, 34, of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has presented her research on moral decision-making before the European Commission and the Canadian Revenue Agency. Harvard Business School’s Deepak Malhotra, 38, was awarded the 2008 Outstanding Book Award by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention for this book Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond. Advisers to heads of states and armed groups seek out his advice to pave the way to peace–so do C-suite executives and celebrities such as former supermodel Tyra Banks.

In other practical matters, Jeremy Kees, 35, of the Villanova School of Business conducted research on cigarette warning labels and anti-smoking interventions that played a key role in the Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to add graphic images to cigarette packages. Kathleen Vohs, 39, of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School is credited with proving a principle that defines President Barack Obama’s daily routine: Her research found that decisions deplete energy; accordingly, the President leaves his clothing and food choices up to others to conserve his mental bandwidth for matters with more far-reaching implications.

Both inside and outside the classroom, Poets&Quants’ “Top 40 Under 40” are influencers in their fields while having a meaningful impact on their students’ lives. And arguably all of them are just getting started. If their previous successes are any indication, these top profs will be shaping business education and MBA futures for years to come.

(See the following page for our full list of this year’s top 40 under 40)

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