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His Tenure

Sanjay Gupta has proudly served as the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean since July 2015 and the 11th dean in the college’s history. During his tenure, Gupta has led the Broad College to redefine itself and launch a comprehensive strategic plan to align with Michigan State University’s core values and priorities and to guide the college’s work to become a top-of-mind business school.

Under Gupta’s leadership, the college has instituted curricular innovations, launched new programs and initiated collaborative opportunities around research. All of these efforts have been anchored to the college’s strategic themes: embracing digital transformation; fostering a global mindset; making strides in entrepreneurship; creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment; and weaving ethics and social responsibility into our work, which have given Broad Spartans a common purpose.

With Gupta at the helm, the Broad College has soared in global and national rankings – where undergraduate and graduate programs rank among the top 20 U.S. public programs in several major rankings. In addition, Broad faculty have been recognized as exceptional leaders in research productivity, having ranked No. 1 for output in both management and supply chain management disciplines.

He also played a pivotal role in MSU’s Empower Extraordinary capital campaign, helping to raise $196 million over six years for the Broad College. These investments not only funded endowments for 16 named faculty positions and added significant resources for student support, but also ensured the completion of the $62 million Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion, which garnered the single largest gift in MSU’s history at that time.

Prior to becoming dean, Gupta was the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems from 2007-2012. He was then appointed associate dean for MBA and professional master’s programs from 2012-2015.

Previously, he held positions in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, including the first Henry & Horne Professorship in Accountancy, Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholars, and faculty director of the master of accountancy and information systems and the master of taxation programs.

Gupta has been recognized by the Broad College’s Executive MBA graduates with the Faculty Excellence Award, and by the Arizona Society of CPAs with the Accounting Education Innovation Award and the Outstanding Educator Award. At MSU, he has been involved with several cross-college collaborations on teaching, research and engagement; was selected to participate on the MSU Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s (CIC) Academic Leaders Program and the CIC’s Department Executive Officers’ Seminar; has served on the steering committee for the MSU 2030 Strategic Plan, COVID-19 Reopening Campus task force, and on multiple search committees for leadership roles, including MSU’s chief financial officer, executive vice president for development and the provost.

His Research

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 has been published in leading tax and accounting journals, including the National Tax Journal, the Journal of the American Taxation Association, the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics and Tax Notes.

His research on the political economy of corporate taxation and state corporate tax issues has been cited in media, in court cases and at public policy forums. Based on downloads and citations of his research, he ranks in the top ten percent of all authors in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

Gupta has consulted for the Big Four public accounting firms, the U.S. government, international consulting firms and Fortune 500 companies.

In 2022, he was elected to the AACSB board of directors to serve a three-year term helping to inform the future of business education worldwide. He also serves on advisory boards for buildOn, the MSU Broad art museum, The Axia Institute and MSU-CIBER. Gupta formerly served on the University of Notre Dame Accounting Advisory Board, as well as the AACSB Innovation Committee and AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee, while continuing to serve on the AACSB Accreditation Review Teams for various business schools.

Gupta received his doctorate 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. He holds non-practicing certifications as a CPA and membership at the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.