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UWP Faculty Suresh Chalasani

Dr. Suresh Chalasani, Professor

An MBA is more than a credential. It is a process that combines all your experiences—all that you do and strive for in the business world—with the competencies that you need for growing as a leader in the digital-era organizations.

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. – University of Southern California, 1991
  • ME – Indian Institute of Science, 1986
  • B.Tech – JNT University, 1984

Career Highlights:

  • Multiple research and teaching grants from the National Science Foundation and the University of Wisconsin System
  • Community-Engaged Learning and Research Award, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 2017
  • Numerous publications in prestigious IEEE journals about IT and related areas
  • Founding Academic Director for the first competency-based Business degree offered within the UW System

In which online program do you teach?

MBA with a Concentration in General Management

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    MBA 720 (core MBA course) and other MBA classes in the Data Analytics specialization

  • What do you want your students to take away from class?

    Technology is your friend, not a foe.

  • What advice would you give to your future online students?

    Be committed and be true to your goal of learning both the underlying theories and the application of those theories.

  • What is the value of an MBA?

    An MBA is more than a credential. It is a process that combines all your experiences—all that you do and strive for in the business world—with the competencies required to become a leader in digital-era organizations.

  • Why did you start teaching?

    Since childhood, the only career that appealed to me was teaching. I consider it profound to make a difference in someone else's knowledge base and to contribute to their understanding in technical areas. My goal has always been to teach, as I enjoy witnessing students develop and master their knowledge, skills and abilities in my classes, and I pursued no other profession for any significant period of time.

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.

    I am an avid runner. I run marathons and half marathons, when time permits.

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