Prof. (Dr.) Michael J. Barnes

Dean, School of Entrepreneurship

Prof. (Dr.) Michael J. Barnes began his academic career as Assistant Dean for Action Learning & Corporate Liaison at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Ohio), and later MBA Director for the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He was named inaugural John F. Fiedler/BorgWarner Endowed Chair in Global Business Studies at Kent State University, Ohio, USA teaching BBA/MBA finance, economics, global strategy, and international business. Before entering academia in 2000, Michael worked in senior executive positions in international banking – first for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in New York, then with J Henry Schroder Wagg & Co. in London, The World Bank in Washington DC, Lazard Brothers, Fuji International Finance, and The Industrial Bank of Japan – all in London UK; and at Union Bank of Switzerland headquarters in Zurich.

Previously he was Dean of the School of Entrepreneurship & Management Studies at SRM University – Andhra Pradesh, and Director of the Faculty of Management, SRM Institute of Science & Technology in Chennai. Prof. Barnes has also served as Academic Dean for the Global MBA Programme at S.P. Jain School of Global Management, in the twin campuses of Dubai /Singapore.

As founding Dean and Professor of Management of Jindal Global Business School at OP Jindal Global University, Michael later returned as Professor of Jindal Global Law School teaching finance & management, and Director of the University Office of Alumni & Development. Subsequently, he was named as the founding Dean of Jindal School of Banking & Finance. In between times, he was Principal and Chief Academic Officer, The British College in Kathmandu, Nepal, and founding Dean and Professor of the School of Business & Economics at Tan Tao University in Vietnam, close to Ho Chi Minh City.

Academic Qualifications:
  1. Doctor of Management, Case Western Reserve University
  2. IID Executive Program on Climate Change, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  3. International Advanced Executive Management Program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  4. MBA, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  5. Research Assistant, Econometric Forecasting Unit, London School of Economics
  6. Bachelor’s Degree (Economics), London School of Economics & Political Science
Professional Affiliations:
  1. Dean of Management, SRM University, Andhra Pradesh
  2. Director, Faculty of Management & Law, SRM Institute of Science & Technology
  3. Professor & Dean, School of Banking & Finance, OP Jindal Global University
  4. Director, Master of Business Laws, JGLS, OP Jindal Global University
  5. Department Chair – Finance & Accounting, Faculty of Economics & Commerce, Hoa Sen University, Vietnam
  6. Professor & Dean, School of Business & Economics, Tan Tao University, Vietnam
  7. Professor & Dean, Jindal Global Business School, OP Jindal Global University
  8. Dean, Global MBA, SP Jain School of Global Management
  9. Academic Dean, Hult International Business School
  10. John F. Fiedler/Borg Warner Endowed Chair in Global Studies, Kent State University
  11. Assistant Dean & MBA Director, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  12. Assistant Dean, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
  13. Deputy General Manager, International Bank of Japan
  14. Director, Lazard Asset Management
  15. Vice President, UBS Global Asset Management
  16. Executive Director, Fuji International Finance Ltd.
  17. Executive Director, Union Bank of Switzerland (Securities) Ltd.
  18. Director, HSBC Global Banking and Markets, Samuel Montagu & Co.
  19. Investment Officer, The World Bank
  20. Manager, J Henry Schroder Wagg & Co.
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