Professor Profiles: Antoinette Schoar, MIT Sloan School of Management

Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand, but the educational experience itself is what 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 Antoinette Schoar from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Antoinette Schoar (“Entrepreneurial Finance”) won MIT Sloan’s Excellence in Teaching Award, for which she was nominated by the school’s students, in 2005 and was described to us at mbaMission as having an amazing ability to explain complicated concepts in entrepreneurial finance in clear and simple terms, and as being “warm,” “easy to connect to” and someone who can keep her class on track while still encouraging interaction. A recent alumnus noted that her classes are “rigorous, with a steep learning curve” and that she has “high expectations and challenges students.” In January 2009, Schoar received the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, which was established by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2005 to motivate and recognize scholars under 40 who devote themselves to contributing to the study of entrepreneurship.

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