Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Ph.D., was appointed Director of the UW Bothell Business Program on July 1, 2009, and was central to its transformation to School of Business in 2012. Previously, he served as Associate Director overseeing the nationally-ranked MBA program.
The UW Bothell School of Business operates supports 750 undergraduate and 125 MBA students and about 30 full-time faculty members in two locations. Under Dr. Krishnamurthy’s leadership, the program achieved independent accreditation with The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), established the UW Bothell Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue, WA, developed the nationally-ranked, award-winning Leadership MBA program and launched a fee-based undergraduate program in Bellevue, WA which now boasts over 85 students.
Dr. Krishnamurthy is passionate about internationalizing the business curriculum at UW Bothell. He was responsible for a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Turin in Turin, Italy, and collaborated in developing a MOU with Tsinghua University in China. He hosted the Indian Ambassador at a special event and was invited to participate in a discussion with the Indian Union Minister of Human Resource Development. The program hosted MBA students from the Sailesh J. Mehta School of Management at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Under his leadership, the UW Bothell School of Business conducted its first Study Abroad to Ghana and hired the first faculty members with expertise in the area of international business.
Dr. Krishnamurthy is actively involved with the business community. He launched three speaker series- Meet the CEO, Frontiers of Global Business and the Leadership Breakfast Series. He helped energize the UW Bothell Business Advisory Board and launched a custom executive education program with prominent area companies.
He earned the rank of Professor in August 2009. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1996 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (equivalent to an MBA) from XLRI in India. He attended the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Bombay where he obtained his degree in Chemical Engineering in 1988.
Dr. Krishnamurthy’s scholarly work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Marketing Letters, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Research Policy. He has developed and taught several innovative courses related to Marketing and E-Commerce to both MBA and undergraduate students.