The prestigious Yale School of Management has appointed Indian American professor Anjani Jain as senior associate dean for the full-time MBA programme as part of the school's expansion programme.
Jain, an Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, graduate who has served in multiple leadership roles at the Wharton School of the, University of Pennsylvania, will join Yale on July 1, Dean Edward A. Snyder announced Monday.
The school recently introduced a Master of Advanced Management programme and participated in the launch of the Global Network for Advanced Management, a collective effort by 21 international business schools to understand the challenges posed by complex global markets.
With the planned move to Edward P. Evans Hall, SOM's new campus, in late 2013, the New Haven, Connecticut based school intends to significantly increase the number of students in its master's degree programmes.
"Anjani is highly motivated by Yale SOM's mission to educate leaders for business and society, and I am confident he will make important contributions as the school continues to grow in scope and influence," Snyder said.
As senior associate dean for the full-time MBA programme, Jain will focus on Yale's flagship full-time MBA programme, assuming lead responsibility for admissions, career development, and student and academic services, it said.
Jain has had a distinguished and impactful career at Wharton over the last 26 years, including ten years as vice dean of its full-time MBA programme. For the last two years, he has been the vice dean of the MBA programme for executives.
Jain has taught a range of courses and conducted important research in production and operations management, and he will contribute to the Yale SOM curriculum as a senior lecturer.
Among the many teaching and education awards he has received, Jain was recognized for his contributions to African-American students with the Howard E. Mitchell Award.
Jain received a BS from the University of Indore in India, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a PhD. from the University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Management.