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Ashish Bhatia is a Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship and the founding Academic Director of NYU Stern’s newest undergraduate degree program, a B.S. in Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship.


He is passionate about teaching and research that advances multiple methods to entrepreneurial action to empower the next generation of business and society leaders to play transformational roles in the 21st century. At NYU Stern he teaches a course focused on fostering an entrepreneurial mindset (Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship), an experiential course partnering students with seed stage start-ups (NYC Entrepreneurship Lab), and within Stern’s social impact curriculum (Professional Responsibility & Leadership). Professor Bhatia’s research has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, and American Entrepreneur Today. He also appeared on media outlets MSNBC, Bloomberg, BNN Bloomberg.


Professor Bhatia has had an entrepreneurial career. Prior to his current role, he served as Assistant Dean of Students, Engagement, and Innovation, where he led student life, career and professional development, and leadership development for over 2,700 undergraduates. He developed a number of innovative curricular and co-curricular programs which included a required first-year course that introduced students to Design Thinking and SternTalks, a career program that engages New York City-based alumni to help students explore popular career paths


Prior to Stern, he was a market economist and policy advisor for fifteen years working as a portfolio manager at Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Director of Central Banks & Public Policy at the World Gold Council. He has also played various entrepreneurial roles—founding a job training social enterprise in New York City, designing a bespoke executive education program with UC Berkeley, and advising a high growth experiential marketing firm leading to its sale in 2018. He is an investor in seed stage startups and a member of the Economic Club of New York

Professor Bhatia is an alumnus of the NYU Stern Undergraduate College and received his Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has a doctorate in education from University of Pennsylvania where his dissertation focused on entrepreneurship education received distinction.

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