The EIU Business Professor of the Year Award aims to recognise and reward the professors that have challenged, influenced, and inspired students in business education.
Over 30,000 students and alumni nominated and voted for 222 professors from 31 countries. An expert panel of judges from around the world selected a shortlist of four professors to compete in a live teach-off event in London. Undergraduate and postgraduate international students from over 16 different business schools, studying business related subjects then voted to determine the winner.
Professors were judged on their ability to motivate their students, the use of innovative teaching methods and problem solving techniques, and how they engage with a diverse set of students.
The panel of judges comprised of William Ridgers, Business Education Editor of The Economist; Peter Felix, President of The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC); Astrid Tuminez, former Vice-Dean of Executive Education of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; John Beck, Professor of Strategy and Managing Director of Hult Labs, Hult International Business School; and Adrian Wooldridge, Management Editor of The Economist.
Vijay Sethi has won the title of the world’s best business professor and will also be awarded the USD 100,000 prize for this prestigious award.
Vijay Sethi is Professor in the Department of Information Technology (IT) and Operations Management at Nanyang Business School, NTU, Singapore. Dr Sethi has held many leadership roles at the school, and has also worked with a number of Singapore companies as a consultant. Dr Sethi is published in the top IT journals and internationally recognised for his research.
For more information about the professors and award please visit www.businessprofessoraward.com