Sobey School Welcomes Dean Harjeet Bhabra
Date Published: August 30, 2018
The Sobey School of Business is pleased to welcome Dr. Harjeet Bhabra to the position of Dean, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, effective September 1, 2018. On September 4, officially the start of the new school year, Dr. Bhabra will greet incoming graduate and undergraduate students of the Sobey School.
Dr. Bhabra was selected for the appointment by Saint Mary's University in June.
“I am honoured to announce the appointment of Dr. Harjeet Bhabra as the new Dean of the Sobey School of Business,” said Saint Mary’s University president Robert Summerby-Murray. “Under Dr. Bhabra’s leadership, the Sobey School of Business will continue to advance its position as a top business school in Canada.”
Dr. Bhabra brings over 20 years of experience in university teaching, research and leadership, having served as Associate Dean of Research and Research Programs and as the Director of the MBA and Certificate in e-Business Programs, both at Concordia University. Dr. Bhabra is a Professor of Finance in the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.
“I am grateful and honoured that I have been given this opportunity to lead an innovative and highly recognized business school in the country, known for its student-centric learning environment and impactful scholarship. I am excited to join a school that has a strong international presence and a diverse community, offering outstanding inter-cultural learning experiences,” said Dr. Bhabra. “These strengths have not gone unnoticed with the Sobey School's programs in recent years having been ranked among the very best in the country. My immediate priorities will be to consolidate and build on the successes of the current strategic plan which focused on internationalization, engagement, and innovation and development.”
Dr. Bhabra says he looks forward to engaging with the Saint Mary’s community to continue developing entrepreneurial mindsets and to build on the strength of the school’s research profile.
The Sobey School is one of the top business schools in Canada, acclaimed nationally and internationally, and is recognized with the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, a distinction achieved by only 5% of the world’s business schools. Established in 1934, it is one of the oldest business schools in the country, and offers new and innovative undergraduate and graduate programs such as the Master’s of Applied Economics, Master’s in Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Graduate Diploma of Co-operative Management. Sobey School enrolls approximately 3200 students per year and enjoys an alumni network of more than 25,000 worldwide.