Empowering Excellence: Ratika Gore Joins Stevens as Associate Director of MBA Programs
Exceptional programs require people with exceptional leadership skills. Ratika Gore personifies this maxim as the new Stevens School of Business Associate Director of MBA Programs. In this role, she will work to elevate the already world-class Stevens’ experience, continue to attract talented students to Stevens’ portfolio of MBA programs and support their high-quality education and industry readiness.
Ratika brings more than 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship and academics to the role. She has established and managed businesses in Belgium, India, Singapore, the Philippines and the United States. Most recently, she has held numerous leadership roles for a premier business school in India, where she was responsible for building global alumni networks, executing marketing strategies, launching career development services and fostering relationships with industry leaders. Her research area is online user behavior, and her case writing is centered around design thinking and leadership communications. Ratika has presented her work at academic and industry conferences around the globe. She is also an advisor and mentor to several organizations.
“Ratika’s extensive experience in entrepreneurship and education makes her an ideal fit for the role,” says Brian Rothschild, Assistant Dean and Senior Director of Management Programs at the School of Business. “Also, with her presence, the MBA students at Stevens will have increased access to mentorship for both academics and industry integration.”
Ratika joins at an especially exciting time for the School of Business, which recently rose 24 spots to #53 on U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 Business Schools rankings in the United States. The school’s accelerated growth attracted her to the role.
“The School of Business is on an exponential growth path,” Ratika explains. “The language and energy of the people working here reflect that, and I am delighted to be part of this growth story.”
She also points to Stevens being at the forefront of delivering a business education students need to be leaders in the digital economy. “Technology is in the DNA of the school, and it is infused in every aspect of the programs, including the curricula and industry outreach.”
As Ratika integrates into the School of Business, she’s ready to make her mark. “I am looking forward to working with all the stakeholders in our shared purpose of making the MBA programs grow even stronger.”