Svjetlana Madzar teaches courses such as Management of Teams, Leading Global Teams, Strategic Alliances, and Competing Globally, across several programs, including Global EMBA and DBA China. Svjetlana has also been a guest faculty at a variety of business schools around the world, including HEC France, IMD Switzerland, University of Tubingen Germany, IE Spain, and ISB, SOIL and IIM Udaipur India. Svjetlana has taken CSOM MBA students on international residence programs to France, India, Peru, Chile, and Cuba.
Svjetlana is a member of the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business and European Academy of Management. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. As a management educator, she has worked with a variety of multinational companies on challenges regarding working across borders and managing global teams. Madzar was voted teacher of the year by part-time MBA students in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and received an annual faculty teaching award in 2013. She is also a recipient of the Carlson School outstanding service award in 2015. Svjetlana has served on two Boards—Global Minnesota (1998-2004), and American Refugee Committee (2005-2017).