Rajeev Sooreea, PhD

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Associate Dean, Professor of International Business

Barowsky School of Business

Rajeev serves as associate dean and professor of international business in the Barowsky School of Business where he has successfully led the School to receive AACSB accreditation. He also served as the founding director of the Healthcare MBA program and the founding faculty of the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor. Rajeev is an outstanding teacher and has been the recipient of five teaching excellence awards.

Previously, he taught at leading universities such as Penn State University and University of California Berkeley, and advised senior money managers in New York City. As a scholar, Rajeev was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program fellowship in 2020-2021 to conduct research on innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa. He has published award-winning research in numerous peer-reviewed journals and presented at Stanford, Oxford and at various international conferences including the Academy of International Business. With 10+ years of experience in management consulting and as a Harvard graduate alum, he advises Bay Area companies and small businesses and multinationals globally.


Harvard University, ALM Management & Finance

Western Michigan University, PhD, Applied Economics

Leeds University Business School (UK), MA Economics

Bombay University (India), BA (Honors) Economics

MIT Sloan School of Management, Executive Education in Business Analytics

Research Interests

  • Emerging Markets Entry Strategy
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • National Systems of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Stock Markets 
  • Trade and Economic Policy
  • Strategy of Biotechnology Business

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award 2020-2021 to conduct research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Mauritius (Africa)
  • Best Professor Award from X-Culture Project, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Selected from 186 professors from 148 universities in 41 countries), Spring 2019
  • Outstanding Teacher Awards 3 times, Barowsky School of Business, 2013, 2017 and 2018
  • Nominated for Dominican University-wide Teacher of the Year Award 2 times, 2012 and 2015
  • Recipient of Best Research Paper Presenter Award, Eurasia Research, Mauritius, December 2018
  • Best Case Research Paper Award, IMMRS by Palgrave Macmillan, September 2013
  • 1st Prize in Annual GLOBE-Without-Borders Global Case Competition, Savannah State University, 2013
  • North American Case Research Association (NACRA) Case Research Award, August 2012
  • Dean’s List for Academic Achievement Award, Harvard University, March 2010
  • Harvard University Graduate Scholarships, Spring 2009 – Spring 2010
  • Topper (Tie) in Strategic Management, Management Program, Harvard University, Fall 2009
  • Best Investment Portfolio Analysis Project, Management Program, Harvard University, 2009
  • Doctoral Assistantship, Mathematics Department, Western Michigan University, Fall 2003-Spring 2004
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Economics Department, Western Michigan University, Spring 2002
  • Doctoral Assistantship, Economics Department, Western Michigan University, Fall 1999-Spring 2003
  • Best Econometrics Project, Leeds University Business School, UK, 1999
  • Department for International Development (DFID) Award, Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK, 1998-1999
  • Best Economic Forecasting and Decision-Making Project, St. Xavier’s College, Bombay University, 1997
  • Government of India ICCR Competitive Merit Scholarship, India, 1994-1997


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