Kellogg | Mr. Structural Engineer
GMAT 680, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Hopeful B School Investment Analyst
GRE 334, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Air Force Seeking Feedback
GRE 329, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Colombian Sales Leader
GMAT 610, GPA 2.78
Darden | Mr. Anxious One
GRE 323, GPA 3.85
Stanford GSB | Ms. Eyebrows Say It All
GRE 299, GPA 8.2/10
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Family Business Turned Consultant
GMAT 640, GPA 3.0
Tuck | Ms. BFA To MBA
GMAT 700, GPA 3.96
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Hollywood To Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.5
Kellogg | Ms. Indian Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.3
Tuck | Ms. Confused One
GMAT 740, GPA 7.3/10
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Stanford GSB | Ms. Tech Consulting
GMAT 700, GPA 3.53
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Kellogg | Mr. Indian Engine Guy
GMAT 740, GPA 7.96 Eq to 3.7
INSEAD | Mr. Big Chill 770
GMAT 770, GPA 3-3.2
Yale | Mr. Whizzy
GMAT 720, GPA 4.22
Stanford GSB | Ms. Government To EdTech
GRE 323, GPA 14/20 (B equivalent)
Duke Fuqua | Ms. Venture Investments & Start-Ups In China
Wharton | Mr. Army Officer in Tech
GRE 322, GPA 3.1
INSEAD | Mr. Naval Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Tepper | Mr. Midwest Or Bust
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Darden | Ms. Environmental Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Sovereign Wealth Fund
GMAT 730, GPA 3.55

Our 2016 Honor Roll: The 40 Under 40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors

Morela Hernandez of the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business

Morela Hernandez of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business

Among this year’s list, you’ll see that these young professors have reached mindblowing success. They’ve accomplished so much in their brief careers and, to think, they’re just getting started. Yet in many ways they’re just like you and I. There’s no shame in Laura Huang’s game when she tells us she loves rocking out to Miley Cyrus, while Professor Choi at Yale boyishly admits to a years-long crush on a woman whom he thought was way out of his league. Don’t worry, she then went on to become his wife. UCLA’s Jenessa Shapiro can barely contain her excitement about the Gilmore Girls reunion and has her donation ready to give to the next Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign.

They love everything from painting and cycling to hiking and yoga. They enjoy melodies sung by Taylor Swift and Beyonce. They tweet. And they have mentors and other professors whom they look up to for inspiration. Perhaps INSEAD’s Karan Girotra’s hobbies best demonstrate how even the world’s most talented business professors also take solace in the simple things in life. His hobbies are simply good food, good drink, and good friends.

To this we say cheers, and cheers to this year’s 40 outstanding business professors under the age of 40.

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


Sebastian Becker34HEC ParisAccounting
Lauren Beitelspacher39Babson CollegeMarketing
Mary Brooke Billings39NYU (Stern)Accounting
Robert Boute36Vierick Business SchoolOperations & Supply Chain Management
Moran Cerf38Northwestern (Kellogg)Business & Neuroscience
James Choi39Yale SOMFinance
Willie Choi32Pittsburgh (Katz)Business Administration
Marco Di Maggio30ColumbiaFinance & Economics
Thomas Gilbert36Washington (Foster)Finance
Karan Girotra35INSEADManagement
Erika Hall31Emory (Goizueta)Negotiations
Morela Hernandez36Virginia (Darden)Leadership
Laura Huang37Penn (Wharton)Entrepreneurship
Stacey Jacobsen39SMU (Cox)Finance
Valerie Karplus35MIT (Sloan)Global Business & Entrepreneurship
Marcus Kirk37Florida (Warrington)Accounting
Adam Kleinbaum39Dartmouth (Tuck)Business Administration
Allison Koester35Georgetown (McDonough)Accounting
M. Murat Kristal39York (Schulich)Business Analytics
Camelia Kuhnen37UNC (Kenan-Flagler)Finance
Yuri Levin39Queen’s (Smith)Analytics
Robert Lount38Ohio State (Fisher)Management & Human Resources
Gustavo Manso38UC-Berkeley (Haas)Finance
Rory McDonald37HarvardManagement
Andrea Morales39Arizona State (Carey)Marketing
Carey K. Morewedge38Boston (Questrom)Marketing
Jeremy Petranka39Duke (Fuqua)Economics
Erin Reid35Boston (Questrom)Organizational Behavior
Angel Saz-Carranza39ESADEStrategy & Management
Matthias Seifert37IE Business SchoolDecision Sciences
Jenessa Shapiro35UCLA (Anderson)Organizational Leadership
Joseph Simmons38Penn (Wharton)Operatons
Niro Sivanathan37London Business SchoolOrganizational Behavior
Michael Smets38Oxford (Said)Management
Isaac Smith36Cornell (Johnson)Organizational Behavior
Amir Sufi39Chicago (Booth)Finance
András Tilcsik34Toronto (Rotman)Management
Brian Wu39Michigan (Ross)Management
Kai Chi (Sam) Yam27NUSOrganizational Behavior
Haoxiang Zhu33MIT (Sloan)Finance

Source: Poets&Quants

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