Message from the Dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA), Zhan Li:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Shyam Kamath as Associate Dean of Graduate Business and Global Programs for the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA), effective November 1, 2011.

Working closely with me, Professor Kamath will be responsible for the strategic management, enrollments, and operations of SEBA’s graduate business and global programs, including Executive MBA, Hybrid Executive MBA, Trans-Global EMBA (T-GEMBA), Professional MBA, MS in Financial Analysis and Investment Management, international graduate student exchanges, and Executive Development programs.

Prior to this appointment, Professor Kamath has been Associate Dean of Global and Executive Programs and Research Support as well as Executive Director for the T-GEMBA Program. He successfully launched and managed the T-GEMBA program that focuses on global and responsible business and has now grown to two yearly cohorts of 20+ participants each. He also led the research programs in SEBA, including the first SMC Writer’s Retreat, a SEBA Case Workshop, and the SEBA Research Colloquium.  These research programs have contributed significantly to the School's progress towards the AACSB Accreditation. He has served/serves on the College’s Mission Assessment Committee and has co-chaired the SEBA Strategic Planning Task Force.

Before coming to Saint Mary’s in 2007, Professor Kamath taught in the business schools at the California State University, East Bay, Dalhousie University (Canada), Simon Fraser University (Canada), and the University of Madras (India). He has also been a Visiting Professor at a number of leading institutions worldwide including Academy of National Economy (Russia), Hartford University (Singapore), UIIE (Hong Kong), Thammasat University (Thailand) and Xiamen University (China).

Professor Kamath has extensive international, consulting, startups and corporate experience. Particularly, he has strong expertise in working with NGOs in the areas of social entrepreneurship, microfinance, health, education, employment and livelihood creation and social enterprise development. He has also been a very active scholar, and published numerous journal articles in leading peer-reviewed publications and three books.

Please join me in thanking Professor Kamath for taking on the leadership position for the School!

Zhan Li
Dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA)

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