Madhav Rajan reappointed dean of Booth School of Business

New York: Indian American Professor Madhav Rajan has been reappointed as dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, effective July 1, president Paul Alivisatos and provost Ka Yee C. Lee announced. 

A renowned scholar in management accounting, Rajan serves as the George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting and has served as dean since 2017. Rajan expanded Chicago Booth’s global footprint across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, completing fundraising for the Hong Kong campus and helping open the new London campus. During his tenure, Booth exceeded its fundraising goal for the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact, raising $1.17 billion. 

Rajan was instrumental in launching fundraising campaigns in support of research centers and expansion into new fields. He guided the opening of the Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence and launched the Healthcare Initiative, which uses analytical and humanistic approaches to make a positive impact on the healthcare industry. As dean, Rajan also led the development of fundraising campaigns for scholarships. Through the Boundless Scholarship Initiative, Booth doubled the amount awarded for MBA scholarships, including opening awards to students in part-time and executive MBA programs. 

“I am incredibly proud of all that Chicago Booth has achieved over the past five years, and I’m thrilled to continue our work to ensure Booth remains the best business school in the world,” Rajan said. 

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