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Our Leadership

Our aim is to become one of the world’s most innovative learning and research environments. Supporting the Tepper School’s Dean’s Office, led by Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, is a faculty community of more than 110 professors representing nearly a dozen different disciplines, many of whom have the distinction as being the most respected researchers and academicians in their respective fields.

Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou is the 10th Dean of the Tepper School, a post that she assumed in October 2020. 

Before arriving at the Tepper School, Bajeux helmed the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where she led the establishment of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management. While there, Bajeux launched several new master’s programs in retailing, finance, and analytics, as well as introducing a series of interdisciplinary minors such as entrepreneurship for undergraduates, and data analytics for multiple degree programs. Bajeux was Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Chair of the Finance Department at the George Washington University School of Business before she joined McGill.

An alumna of the École Normale Supérieure in Mathematics with a doctorate in Mathematics Applied to Finance from Université Paris-Dauphine, Bajeux’s areas of expertise include asset pricing, portfolio management, and credit risk. She has been a speaker on topics such as the future of work and increasing the representation of women in finance, and is co-chair of the Global Future Council on Consumption for the World Economic Forum.

Her research has been published in Management Science, Mathematical Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, American Economic Review, and The Journal of Business.

"At the intersection of business, analytics, and technology, within a university with a strong culture of interdisciplinary collaborations, the Tepper School of Business and its exceptional facilities are well-positioned to lead business education, research, and innovation in this world of constant motion."

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou
Dean, Tepper School of Business