Andrea Hershatter is Senior Associate Dean and Director of the BBA Program in Emory's Goizueta Business School. She has led this program for approximately two decades and has helped to achieve nine consecutive Businessweek ranking in the Top 10, a distinction held by only four undergraduate business programs in the world. Three of the most recent programmatic initiatives she is leading are the creation of multiple liberal arts/business integrative initiatives with Emory College, the development of the BBA Capstone course, and the implementation of a Master in Professional Accounting degree program. Andrea holds a faculty position in the Organization and Management area, where she teaches entrepreneurship, a course she previously taught as a visiting faculty member in the Helsinki School of Economics. Her research focuses on creativity and innovation, passions she combines with a strong interest in popular culture and music. She regularly consultants to corporations and academia on the Millennial generation, and has worked as a millennial expert with the Graduate Management Admission Council to enhance undergraduate student outreach. She is a frequent presenter on the topics of entrepreneurship, generational attitudes and perceptions, and management education. Andrea currently serves on the advisory board of the Economic Empowerment Initiative, a non-profit organizations focused on inner-city youth and on the board of directors for The Speech School, the nation's most comprehensive center for language and literacy. She is additionally on the boards of multiple entrepreneurial ventures including Campus MovieFest, the world's largest student film festival, and PrayerSpark, the first platform to connect renown spiritual leaders to those seeking prayer and affirmation. She is additionally active in a wide array of professional organizations and routinely holds leadership roles on multiple Emory committees, including her current position as chair of the Emory Committee on Student Entrepreneurship. She is the recipient of the university-wide Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, the Don Keough Award for Excellence and the Goizueta Outstanding Staff Impact Award, recognizing the most significant contributions to the School's growth, development and success during it 90 year history.
Areas of Expertise (7)
Emory University: Ph.D. candidate (Advanced Standing), Institute of Liberal Arts
Duke University: Master's, Fuqua School of Business 1983
Tulane University: Bachelor's, Freeman School 1981
Media Appearances (4)
Dean’s Q&A: Andrea Hershatter, Emory’s Goizueta Business School
Poets&Quants for Undergrads online
As dean of the undergraduate business program at Emory University, Andrea Hershatter has become a master of riding the tide. When it comes to the evolution of the business school — and business education as a whole — she’s seen and experienced a lot. In 1988 when she first arrived, the school hadn’t even been named Goizueta Business School yet.
Shark Tank: Why Georgians risk humiliation for TV money
My AJC online
Professor Hershatter is featured in this article for My AJC.
The astounding boom in undergrad business education
"Applications at the top-ranked business schools were up at nearly every institution this year, in some cases in the double digits.”
Professor Hershatter is featured in this article for Fortune.
Young and unwilling to relocate: How Millennials may be holding back the U.S. labour and housing recovery
Financial Post online
Professor Hershatter is quoted in this article for the Financial Post.