Sanjay Gupta, associate dean for MBA and professional master’s programs in the Eli Broad College of Business, has been recommended to serve as acting dean of the college.
The appointment of Gupta, the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accounting, is pending approval of the MSU Board of Trustees.
“With Sanjay’s history of leadership in the college, I am confident that he will step into this position with the background and skills needed to provide continuity in this time of transition,” said MSU Provost June Pierce Youatt.
Gupta joined the university in 2007 as the chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems. He was appointed associate dean in July 2012.
As associate dean, he introduced curricular innovations, such as BroadWeeks, in the MBA program, facilitated the launch of new master’s programs in business analytics and management, strategy, and leadership, and led a task force to evaluate the Weekend MBA program. Average GMAT scores of entering students rose by 15 points during his tenure, and the MBA program increased its position in global and national rankings.
Gupta’s research focuses on corporate and individual tax policy issues. He has written extensively on corporate tax burdens, corporate responses to changes in tax incentives, and the interaction of taxes and financial reporting.
He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, a master of accountancy from Bowling Green State University, a bachelor of laws from Calcutta University in India, and a bachelor of commerce from the University of Mumbai.
Gupta will serve as acting dean designate effective July 1 through July 31 and as acting dean effective August 1.
He will succeed Stefanie Lenway, who was recently named dean of the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota.