Flexible Online MBA Programs

Professors to Know in Online Flexible MBA Programs

  • Agha Iqbal Ali, PhD

    Dr. Agha Iqbal Ali is the Karen & Chuck Peters Family Endowed professor of operations and information management at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

    Dr. Ali’s research areas include data analytics and performance evaluation, supply chain management, applications of mathematical programming models, design and implementation of mathematical programming algorithms, combinatorial and network optimization, and data envelopment analysis. His work has also been featured in many peer-reviewed publications, including the European Journal of Operational Research and Empirica.

    His teaching interests are in the areas of operations management, optimization, management science, and the design and implementation of mathematical programming algorithms. He completed his PhD and MS from Southern Methodist University and his MA and MS from Ball State University.

  • Kathryn Barraclough, PhD

    Dr. Kathryn Barraclough is a distinguished service professor of finance within the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, where she has also served as the head of the MBA program. She has many authorship credits to her name, including in publications such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Markets, and the Journal of Investment Management.

    Dr. Barraclough teaches or has taught courses in derivative securities, financial modeling, introductory finance, and debt markets. Before coming to the Tepper School of Business, she worked at Vanderbilt University as a senior lecturer and a director of MS in finance. She has a PhD in finance from the Australian National University.

  • Carla Hayn, PhD

    Dr. Carla Hayn is a professor of accounting at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She serves as the senior associate dean of the executive MBA and global executive MBA programs and the faculty director of the International Initiatives.

    Dr. Hayn also works as the faculty co-director of the corporate governance program as part of the school’s executive education, which is aimed at educating and updating directors of public and private companies’ boards. Her research focuses on financial reporting and disclosures, the effect of accounting numbers on stock prices, analysts' forecasts, the economic consequences of tax reporting and taxes, mergers and acquisitions, and the information content of accounting information. She completed her PhD in accounting and finance from the University of Michigan.

Farheen Gani
Farheen Gani

Farheen Gani is an expert in online MBA programs, having covered MBA programs in computer science, economics, healthcare management, and fraud and forensics, among others, since 2018. She writes about healthcare, technology, education, and marketing. Her work has appeared on websites such as Tech in Asia and Foundr, as well as top SaaS blogs such as Zapier and InVision. You can connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter (@FarheenGani).