Professor Profiles: Aneel Karnani, Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they choose a business school, but the educational experience itself is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we profile Aneel Karnani from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Aneel Karnani (“Corporate Strategy” and “Strategy for Growth”) is chair of the strategy department at Ross and teaches courses in both the core and elective curriculums. All the students mbaMission interviewed about Karnani lauded his innovative way of teaching, which, one said, keeps you “at the edge of your seat.” Karnani is known to challenge his students constantly, forcing them to rethink their views and opinions. His areas of interest include corporate competitiveness—particularly in the context of companies that are growing in emerging economies—and the role of the private sector in the fight against poverty. Karnani received a Teaching Excellence Award, voted on by the Ross student body, in 2001, 2007 and 2009.

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