Madhav Rajan appointed dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Madhav Rajan
Madhav Rajan (Photo: Courtesy Stanford Graduate School of Business)

MADHAV RAJAN, the Robert K. Jaedicke Professor of Accounting, has been appointed dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His appointment begins July 1.

“I have had 16 wonderful years at Stanford GSB and will dearly miss my faculty and staff colleagues,” Rajan said. “My wife and two daughters are Stanford alums, and they will undoubtedly help our family sustain a lifelong connection to the university.”

Rajan served as Stanford Graduate School of Business senior associate dean for academic affairs from 2010 to 2016, leading the MBA program and overseeing admissions, curriculum, the student experience and career management. He launched new joint-degree programs with the School of Engineering and worked toward a tighter integration of the GSB with the rest of the university.

“We sought the most outstanding candidate whose values, ambition and abilities fully comport with the distinctiveness of Chicago Booth as one of methodological rigor in its research and education, and through that commitment one of high impact on the world,” President Robert Zimmer and Provost Daniel Diermeier said in a press release announcing the appointment. “We are confident that Madhav will be an outstanding leader for Chicago Booth in the coming years.”

Rajan’s primary research interest is the economics-based analysis of management accounting issues, especially as they relate to the choice of internal control and performance systems in firms. This April he will receive the Robert T. Davis Award for lifetime service and achievement, the highest faculty recognition awarded by Stanford GSB.

For more, visit the University of Chicago website.