Vikas Anand, professor of management, faculty director of Master of Business Administration programs and executive director of strategic planning and innovation in the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Anand’s research focuses on corruption and ethics in organizations, crisis management, organizational identity and information management.
He has empowered his honors students to develop their own group assignments, and they have responded by developing materials such as a video primer for international students new to the U.S. and a training manual for companies readying expats to move to Asia. He led a globalization class that included students in India, taught in real time, and has taken students to India seven times to study management practices there.
As the director of Walton College’s M.B.A. program, Anand has mentored more than 30 honors students involved in the accelerated M.B.A. program, and he has included honors undergraduates in graduate courses that partner students with local companies. He has directed more than a dozen honors student theses.
Anand has won a number of teaching awards, with the most recent being the Associated Student Government Teacher of the Year award (2011), the Walton College Best All Around Faculty Award (2012), and the Beta Gamma Sigma Award for Teaching Excellence (2013). He is a member of the U of A Teaching Academy.