Faculty

The Carlson Executive MBA program is led by internationally renowned scholars with a wealth of business experience. As researchers, their work informs real-world business practices for organizations across the globe. As educators, they impart the latest knowledge to prepare students to navigate the dynamic business landscape. And as corporate advisers,  they are sought after by leading organizations representing an array of industries, who leverage their expertise to solve urgent business challenges.

Ravi Bapna
Associate Dean for Executive Education

Dr. Ravi Bapna is the Curtis L.

Frank Gigler
Professor, Curtis L Carlson Chair in Accounting

Frank Gigler came to the Carlson School from the University of Chicago where he taught for several years after receiving his doctorate.

Vladas Griskevicius
Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program

Vladas Griskevicius serves as the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program

Akshay Rao
Professor, General Mills Chair in Marketing

Akshay R. Rao holds the General Mills Chair in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.  He has an undergraduate honors degree in Economics from Madras University (India), a Masters in Business Administration from XLRI (India), and a PhD in Marketing from Virginia Tech. In 2011, he was honored as a “Distinguished Alumnus” by XLRI (India).

Joe Redden
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Marketing Analytics

Joseph P. Redden is a Professor of Marketing at the Carlson School of Management. He received his Ph. D. in Marketing from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania; MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; and BBA Accounting, BS Computer Science from the University of Kentucky.

Pri Shah
Associate Professor

Priti Pradhan Shah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Her primary research areas are Social Networks, Teams and Decision-Making.

Myles Shaver
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Corporate Strategy

Myles Shaver is Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management where he holds the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Corporate Strategy.

Andrew Winton
Professor and Minnesota Banking Industry Endowed Chair

Andrew Winton has been at the Finance Department of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management since 1998. He was at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management from 1991 to 1998. He received an A.B. in Mathematics from Princeton University in 1980, an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) in 1982, and a Ph.D.

Aks Zaheer
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management

Aks Zaheer received his PhD in strategic management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Master's in Business from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad.

Mary Zellmer-Bruhn
Professor, Chair Work and Organizations Department

Dr. Zellmer-Bruhn is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Chair of the Work and Organizations Department of the Carlson School of Management.  She received a bachelor's degree in marketing, a master's degree in management, and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  She joined the Carlson School of Management in 1999.

Svjetlana Madzar
Senior Lecturer

Svjetlana Madzar is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Department at CSOM. Her interests focus on collaboration within and across firms, and globally. She teaches courses such as Management of teams, Strategic alliances, and Competing globally across several programs, including Global EMBA and DBA China.

Rick Nelson
Senior Lecturer

Rick Nelson is a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Director of Undergraduate Finance Programs, Department of Finance, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He joined the Carlson School of Management faculty in 1997 and has over fifteen years of experience teaching numerous International, Executive MBA, MBA, Undergraduate and Executive Education courses in Finance.

Rand Park
Senior Lecturer

Rand Park is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. He currently teaches Business Ethics, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (BA 2005 and BA 2005H, formerly MGMT 1005 and MGMT 1005H), Corporate Responsibility and Ethics (CMBA 5824), and Ethics and Leadership (MIMB 6882).

Paul White
Senior Lecturer
Rahul Koranne, MD, MBA, FACP
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Rahul Koranne, MD, MBA, FACP, serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Hospital Association which strives to improve the health of communities across the state by collaborating with health systems throughout Minnesota. Rahul trained in internal medicine and holds a fellowship in Geriatrics from University of Minnesota.

Kevin Wilde
Senior Lecturer

Kevin Wilde currently serves as an Executive Leadership Fellow at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.  He teaches applied leadership in a number of graduate courses.  His current research topics include leadership coachability, executive derailment and contemporary talent development.

By the Numbers

2

World's Best Business School Professors (Aks Zaheer & Myles Shaver) - Poets & Quants

#1

Management Research Productivity Ranked by Texas A&M University

#3

U.S. Public University Business Faculty for Intellectual Contributions

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