Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
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
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
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
Harvard | Mr. Army Intelligence Officer
GRE 334, GPA 3.97
Harvard | Ms. Data Analyst In Logistics
GRE 325, GPA 4
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Comeback Story
GRE 313, GPA 2.9

Nominate A Great B-School Prof Under 40

MIT Sloan School of Management professor of tech innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategic management Benjamin Roin teaching class - Ethan Baron photo

MIT Sloan School of Management professor of tech innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategic management Benjamin Roin teaching class – Ethan Baron photo

Poets&Quants is looking for the 40 most outstanding business school professors for its annual 40-under-40 list of the best. That’s 40 up-and-coming business professors under the age of 40.

Our first list of the best was among the most-read Poet&Quants articles of all time, while the 2014 and 2015 lists were both among the most-viewed articles for their respective years.

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, 2016 (verification of age will be confirmed by each professor’s institution)

  • Must be a business professor currently teaching in an MBA, EMBA, Executive Education or undergraduate business program (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:

    • noteworthy and highly recognized 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 such as “youngest professor to” or “first professor to”

    • unique teaching style and/or techniques

    • remarkable impact on students

Submit your nominations to Contributing Editor Andrea Carter at Nominations must 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 Friday, January 8, 2016.

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 we receive from each professor’s respective institution.

Questions? Contact Andrea at