Ashish Bhatia

Ashish Bhatia

Joined Stern 2015

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-147
New York, NY 10012

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Ashish Bhatia is a Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship at NYU Stern.

Professor Bhatia pioneers an integrated approach to entrepreneurial action, empowering the next generation of business and society leaders to play transformational roles in the 21st century. His impactful research has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management, and TechCrunch and has also shared his expertise on major media platforms, including appearances on MSNBC and Bloomberg.

Professor Bhatia served as the Founding Academic Director and visionary leader behind NYU Stern's groundbreaking undergraduate program, the Business, Technology, and Entrepreneurship degree (BTE). During his tenure, he developed a four-year entrepreneurship curriculum that seamlessly embraces the art and science of entrepreneurship through cycles of action and reflection. This innovative approach quickly elevated the BTE program to become NYU Stern's most selective program in just three years. In 2022, Professor Bhatia's commitment to teaching and curriculum design earned him recognition as one of Poets and Quants' Top 50 Business School Professors.

Professor Bhatia brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to his role. Before founding BTE, in his role as Assistant Dean of Students Engagement and Innovation he spearheaded a number of innovative co-curricular programs. He has also played various entrepreneurial roles—founding a job training social enterprise in New York City and designing a bespoke executive education program with UC Berkeley. He is active investor and advisor to a number of female-led startups and a board member at Cosecha Partners.

Professor Bhatia is an alumnus of the NYU Stern Undergraduate College and received his Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and has a doctorate in education (entrepreneurship education) from University of Pennsylvania.

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship Methods
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Innovation Strategy

Courses Taught

  • Design Thinking - Cohort Leadership Program
  • Entrepreneurship: Mindset & Action
  • NYC Entrepreneurship Lab

Academic Background

University of Pennsylvania

Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University

B.S., Economics & International Business
Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University

Selected Publications

Staff (2021)
Study of University Entrepreneurship Programs by NYU Professors Explores Value of Varying Approaches
American Entrepreneurship Today, 2021

Bhatia, A. (2021)
Facebook’s Wearable Glasses can Succeed where Google Glass Flopped
Tech Crunch, Sept 2021

Bhatia, A. K. & Levina, N. (2020)
Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught in a Classroom?
Harvard Business Review, 2020

Bhatia, A. K. & Levina, N. (2020)
Diverse Rationalities in Entrepreneurship Education: Epistemic Stance Perspective
Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2020

Bhatia, A. (2012)
Optimal gold allocation for emerging-market central banks
Royal Bank of Scotland Reserve Management Trends, 69-89.

Areas of Expertise


  • Angel Investing
  • Business Plans
  • Economics of New Ventures
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Small Businesses
  • Start-ups/New Ventures


  • Startups


  • Digital
  • Financial Industry
  • Internet & Computers


  • Leadership
  • Professional Development


  • Product Design & Strategy

Technology, Operations & Statistics

  • User-Generated Content