Top Professors in MBA Programs

When applying to an MBA program some applicants know which particular avenue they wish to take their studies. Whether they are interested in marketing, finance, innovation or entrepreneurship, those individuals who are intent on studying a particular subject may be interested in top professors who teach in those areas. 

We have compiled a list of well published, researched and award-winning professors who teach in given areas. Deciding where to attend school could come down to which professors students have the opportunity of learning under. Especially if they are world-renowned in their field of research. 

Top Professors of Finance #

Professors of finance conduct research in a myriad of different fields. From Finance Theory to Financial Econometrics, finding a research interest can sometimes come from the people you study under and learn from. Well known professors and academics in the field of finance have had their research findings published in such journals as The Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics.   

SchoolProfessor Titles, Awards, RecognitionsResearch Interests
MIT Sloan School of ManagementRobert C. MertonMIT Sloan School of Management Distinguished Professor of Financefinance theory, lifecycle and retirement finance, optimal portfolio selection capital asset pricing, lifecycle investing and retirement funding solutions
 Mendoza College of BusinessJohn Affleck-GravesNotre Dame Chair in Finance at Mendoza College of Business. Initial public offerings, valuation and asset pricing models, and shareholder value added methodology
HKU Business SchoolProfessor Zhiwu ChenChair of finance and the director of the Asia Global Institute as well as the Victor and William Fung Professor in Economicsfinance theory, the sociology of finance, economic history, quantitative history, emerging markets and China's economy and capital markets
Jones Graduate School of BusinessKerry BackJ. Howard Creekmore Professor of FinanceAsset Pricing Theory and Empirics, Market Microstructure, Auction Theory and Corporate Investment
Imperial College Business SchoolAndrea BuraschiFinance Chair at Imperial College Business School. Financial Economics, Asset Pricing and Derivatives, and Financial Econometrics.
Scheller College of BusinessSudheer ChavaAlton M. Costley Chair and Professor of Finance and director of the Quantitative & Computational Finance ProgramHe has won the Ross award for his research. 
McDonough School of BusinessReena AggarwalRobert E. McDOnough Professor of Finance and Director for the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and policy. Recipient of the BlackRock National Association of Corporate Directors Awardglobal finance markets, capital raising, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings, FinTech, and more

Top Professors of Entrepreneurship and Innovation  #

Professors of Entrepreneurship and Innovation research various avenues pertaining to business. Top professors in the field of entrepreneurship and/or innovation have looked at such areas as Problem Based Learning and Venture Capital. Individuals interested in the topics of innovation and entrepreneurship, especially at MBA programs which offer specializations, should pursue a program which features such top professors in this field. 

SchoolProfessor Titles, Awards, RecognitionsResearch Interests
IE Business SchoolCristina Cruz SerranoProfessor of entrepreneurshipOrganizations with a strong family presence and its influence on decision making
Scheller College of BusinessFrank T. RothaermelRussell B. and Nancy H. McDknough Chair in Businessstrategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Durham University Business SchoolJoanna BerryAssociate Professor (Entrepreneurship). Director (Business, Enterprise and Innovation) of Durham University's Durham Energy Institute ("DEI"). She is Winner of the Durham University Enhancing Learning and Teaching: Digital and Online Learning Award 2019-20Problem Based Learning, innovation, entrepreneurship, big data, ageing and health and the digital/creative industries.
 Kellogg School of BusinessBen JonesProfessor of Strategy and Faculty Director of the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship. Origins of industrialized nations' economic development, with a focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and scientific advancement. Global economic growth, and the roles of education, climate, and national leadership in understanding nation-state riches and poverty. 
Jones Graduate School of BusinessSteven Neil Kaplan Neubauer Family Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance as well as the Kessenich E.P. Faculty Director at the Polsky Center to Entrepreneurship and InnovationPrivate Equity, Venture Capital, Corporate Governance, Boards of Directors, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Finance
Tuck School of BusinessVijay GovindarajanProfessor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at G.E.. Ranked #1 Indian Management Thinker in Thinkers50 Rankings. Top 10 Professor in Corporate Executive Education. Marvin Bower Faculty Fellow at Harvard Business School for a two-year period (2015). Globalization, Innovation, and Execution
INSEADPhilippe AghionChaired Professor of Economics. Fellow of the Economic Society. Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Economic growth , innovation, entrepreneurship and firms and organizations. Co-pioneer of the Schumpeterian Growth paradigm

Top Professors of Management #

From Decision Research to Organizational Behaviour, top professors of management research crucial avenues pertaining to business and leadership. Well known professors in this field have their publications appear in the Journal of Management among others.

SchoolProfessor Titles, Awards, RecognitionsResearch Interests
SC Johnson College of BusinessRobert LibbyDavid A. Thomas Professor of Management and the Area Coordinator for Accounting at SC Johnson. Recipient of the AAA/AIPA Notable Contribution to the Literature Award.Behavioral Economics and Decision Research. 
Yale School of ManagementWilliam N. GoetzmannEdwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies & Director of the International Center for Finance.stock market predictability, hedge funds and survival biases in performance measurement, alternative investing, factor investing, behavioral finance, and the art market
SC Johnson College of BusinessYa-Ru ChenNicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management as well as the Academic Dean of China Initiatives.Behavioral Economics and Decision Research and Emerging Markets and Development. Cross-cultural differences and similarities in employees' behaviors and attitudes.
Saïd Business SchoolColin Mayer CBEPeter Moores Professor of management Studies corporate finance, governance and taxation, the regulation of financial institutions, and the role of the corporations in contemporary society
Tepper School of BusinessSridhar R. TayurFord Distinguished Research Chair, and Professor of Operations ManagementQuantum computing to Social Enterprises and Responsible Research
Warrington College of BusinessKlodiana LanajMartin L. Schaffel Professor and Associate Professor of ManagementLeading Teams and Organizational Behaviour

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