The College of Business starts off the year with new dean, Jayati Ghosh.
She brings with her many decades of experience and a global perspective on business. She has grown as a leader by working in the United States, India and Canada.
Ghosh earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Calcutta in India. She continued her studies in higher education at Wilfred Lauriel University in Canada, where she received her graduate degree. She then received her doctoral degree from the University of Waterloo.
Ghosh was intrigued by the position because of SVSU’s mission as well as the mission of the Scott Carmona College of Business, which is to “(provide) students a distinctive business education by integrating academic and experiential learning while challenging students to improve their capacity as professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs in a dynamic and global environment.”
SVSU stood out to Ghosh because of its rich culture and engaged community.
“I was drawn to SVSU and CCB because of the presence of a dynamic, vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community of faculty members who are committed towards the professional and personal development of student,” she said. “The emphasis on life-long learning, career readiness, service, diversity, equity and inclusion, global experience of students are aligned with my commitment and beliefs, and these drew me to the university and the College of Business.”
Additionally, Ghosh was inspired by the opportunities SVSU provides its students with to achieve their career goals and gain real-world experience as they work toward their degrees.
“Like SVSU, I believe in the value of an education with emphasis on providing experiential learning opportunities for all students which makes the educational experience truly inclusive and transformative,” Ghosh said.
Ghosh also mentioned that the business building and the beauty of the Great Lakes Bay Region made choose SVSU.
Ghosh said she would like to see more students involved in global experiences and leadership. For her, it is more than just professional development, but personal development as well.
“The opportunity to engage with the community is very important to me,” she said.
Finally, Ghosh said that it is evident the faculty is committed to teaching and mentoring the students in the College of Business and giving them the necessary skills to thrive in their future careers.
Ghosh also gave insight into what she would be focusing on this fall as she starts her first year at SVSU, which is to get the College of Business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
“Worldwide only five percent of business schools are accredited by AACSB,” Ghosh said. “As an accreditor, AACSB sets standards for quality education and as an accredited college we must meet the high standards.”
Ghosh also said that being accredited would reap other benefits. “Having the accreditation assures our students and employers that our college is preparing graduates who are ready for the business world from day one,” she said. “The accreditation also helps us to attract and retain quality faculty who play a vital role in preparing our students.”
Ghosh said that she would measure her success as the new dean of the College of Business based on her ability to keep student, faculty, and staff satisfied and maintain a high enrollment and graduation rate.