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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 and the Academic Director of the B.S. in Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship at NYU Stern.

He is passionate about teaching and research that advances multiple methods to entrepreneurial action to empower the next generation of business and society leaders to play transformational roles in the 21st century. At NYU Stern he teaches a course focused on fostering an entrepreneurial mindset (Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship), an experiential course partnering students with seed stage start-ups (NYC Entrepreneurship Lab), and within Stern’s social impact curriculum (Professional Responsibility & Leadership). Professor Bhatia’s research has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, and American Entrepreneur Today. He also appeared on media outlets MSNBC, Bloomberg, BNN Bloomberg.

Professor Bhatia has had an entrepreneurial career. Prior to his current role, he served as Assistant Dean of Students, Engagement, and Innovation, where he led student life, career and professional development, and leadership development for over 2,700 undergraduates. He developed a number of innovative curricular and co-curricular programs which included a required first-year course that introduced students to Design Thinking and SternTalks, a career program that engages New York City-based alumni to help students explore popular career paths

Prior to Stern, he was a market economist and policy advisor for fifteen years working as a portfolio manager at Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Director of Central Banks & Public Policy at the World Gold Council. He has also played various entrepreneurial roles—founding a job training social enterprise in New York City, designing a bespoke executive education program with UC Berkeley, and advising a high growth experiential marketing firm leading to its sale in 2018. He is an investor in seed stage startups and a member of the Economic Club of New York

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. He has a doctorate in education from University of Pennsylvania where his dissertation focused on entrepreneurship education received distinction.

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Management Education
  • Financial Markets and Monetary Policy

Courses Taught

  • BTE: Immersion I
  • Business and Its Publics Inquiry
  • Design Thinking - Cohort Leadership Program
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • NYC Entrepreneurship Lab
  • Patterns of Entrepreneurship
  • Professional Responsibility and Leadership

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. 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.