Dr. Raghu Tadepalli, Associate WCB Dean, will serve as the dean of the graduate school while continuing his duties as associate WCB dean. Tadepalli has been at Xavier since 1997 and is also a professor of Marketing. He has won many awards for his teaching and research and continues to teach in the MBA programs and also publish in academic journals. He has an MBA from
“I am delighted to be named dean of the Graduate School of Business,” said Tadepalli. “Over the past several years, our MBA programs have grown considerably and achieved national recognition. Key to this growth are the efforts of our dedicated faculty and staff. We have benchmarked the best MBA programs in the country and offer our students a cutting-edge curriculum along with services that only the best MBA programs provide. Not surprisingly, our graduates consistently tell us they have received a wonderful education. The Graduate School of Business will allow us to further enhance our MBA programs and thereby serve the needs of our students and the business community.”
“The formation of the Graduate School of Business within the Williams
From its inception more than 50 years ago, the business college, later named the Williams College of Business, has attracted outstanding faculty, students, and staff, and served the community. In the past five years, in addition to being re-accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the MBA Program has achieved unprecedented growth, and national prominence in the quality of its programs.
“WCB’s part-time MBA program is ranked 16th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report,” said Academic Vice President and Provost Roger Fortin. “This is a testament to the hard work of all the individuals involved with the college, staff of the MBA office, and especially the good work and leadership of Drs. Malekzadeh and Tadepalli.”
The creation of a Graduate School of Business follows the same path as several other Jesuit schools, including Marquette, Loyola Chicago, Fordham, Gonzaga and the
For more information please contact Raghu Tadepalli at 513-745-3206.