In my role as the dean of the college, it is my profound honor to guide this dynamic community, the culmination of the collective vision of our three leading Cornell business schools. My vision for the college is resolute: to empower today’s leaders, shape industry, and redefine the very essence of business education. We are not just an academic powerhouse; we are architects of a new era in business, where standards are elevated, and our graduates are equipped to make a meaningful impact on the world.

In our unique community, we cultivate an environment that thrives on the diversity of thought, fostering a culture of collaboration and exploration. Here, students are not merely recipients of knowledge but active participants in shaping the future. Our commitment to immersive, engaged learning and impactful research sets the stage for a transformative educational experience.

As you explore these pages, you’ll encounter a wealth of experiences, innovative programs, and a shared mission that unites us. I welcome you to our community where we are dedicated to “doing the greatest good.” Join us in redefining the future of business and creating a lasting, positive influence on the world and humanity.

Andrew Karolyi
Charles Field Knight Dean

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College Leadership Team

The College Leadership Team is comprised of deans from each of our schools as well as talented and dynamic leaders from critical areas of our college including faculty and research; diversity, inclusion, and belonging; strategy and societal impact; China initiatives; student services; alumni affairs and development; finance and administration; marketing and communications; and staff and academic administration.

Meet The Team

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Keeping a Better World in Mind

Dean Karolyi shares insights, accounts, and highlights about our faculty’s research, student-led innovations, staff contributions, and alumni achievements from around the school monthly.

The Dean's Blog



Accounting for Sustainability:
Global Advisory Council, member, 2021-2024; Member, 2021 – present
American Finance Association:
Board of Directors, member, 2021-2023; Member, 1989 – present
Principles for Responsible Management Education:
Board of Directors, vice chair, 2023-2025
Board of Directors, member, 2022-2025
Responsible Research in Business and Management:
Executive Committee and Working Board, chair, 2023-2025; Working Board, member, 2021-2024
Nominating Committee, member, 2021-2022
Original Signatory, 2016 – present

Scholarly Expertise

Dean Karolyi brings a wealth of expertise in investment and corporate finance, asset management, emerging markets, and global business. His research is featured in print and electronic media, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, Time, New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, BusinessWeek, and CNBC. Karolyi also completed a four-year term as executive editor of the Review of Financial Studies, one of the top-tier journals in finance. He has served as an associate editor for a variety of journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Review of Finance and the Pacific Basin Finance Journal. Learn more about his research and academic contributions by exploring his faculty profile.

Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma

Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma

In Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma, Andrew Karolyi outlines a practical strategy for evaluating the opportunities and-more importantly-the risks of investing in emerging markets. Karolyi’s proposed system evaluates multiple dimensions of the potential risks faced by prospective investors. These categories of risk reflect the uneven quality or fragility of the various institutions designed to assure integrity in capital markets-political stability, corporate opacity, limits placed on foreign investors, and more. By distilling these analyses into a numerical scoring system, Karolyi has devised a way to assess with ease emerging markets by different dimensions of risk and across all dimensions together.

Dean Karolyi In the News

Andrew Karolyi, Professor of Finance and Global Business (JGSM).

Andrew Karolyi Reappointed as SC Johnson College of Business Dean

Andrew Karolyi’s second term as SC Johnson College of Business Dean promises continued excellence and innovation for business education.

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Cornell SC Johnson College Dean Named Chair of RRBM Board

As Chairman of RRBM Board, SC Johnson College Dean Andrew Karolyi will serve a two-year term as chief executive officer and will preside over quarterly meetings.

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United Nations' PRME Board Names Cornell SC Johnson College Dean Vice Chair

As Vice Chair of PRME Board for a two-year term, SC Johnson College Dean Karolyi will represent committed stakeholders to advance PRME’s vision, mission and guiding principles.

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"I believe that free expression is a human right, and we have a shared responsibility to find a place for everyone to be comfortable, even as we recognize the inherent tensions in doing so. In participating in the national movement calling for free expression on college campuses, we will not only gain a better understanding ourselves but be able to contribute to the larger dialogue."

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