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

Ashish Bhatia developed and leads NYU Stern’s BTE program, a new type of undergraduate degree that leverages immersive experiential learning at the intersection of business, technology, and entrepreneurship. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship preparing students with a spectrum of entrepreneurial methods and bias toward action. He developed The Founder Challenge as a way of advancing this teaching approach and supporting student entrepreneurs in pursuing their purpose. Professor Bhatia’s research has appeared in Harvard Business Review and in the Academy of Management and has appeared on media outlets MSNBC and Bloomberg.

Professor Bhatia is an investor and advisor in minority and female-led startups and has played various interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial roles in his career serving as Assistant Dean of Students, Engagement, and Innovation for the undergraduate college and as a market economist/policy advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the World Gold Council.

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 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

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

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.

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