Published 03/23/18

Dean Madan Annavarjula Receives NASBITE 2018 International Educator of the Year Award

SMITHFIELD, RI – College of Business Dean Madan Annavarjula received the 2018 International Trade Educator of the Year Award from NASBITE (North American Small Business International Trade Educators) International at a ceremony today at the organization’s 31st Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD. NASBITE International is a leading U.S. organization supporting practice, education, and training in the field of global business. With this award, the organization honors the contributions of individuals who are expanding and improving the practice of global business. 

"Since 2006, Bryant has been delivering cutting-edge, highly-ranked, and sought-after International Business education because of the excellent faculty who have worked tirelessly to help the program and our students achieve success.” 

“I am honored to receive this recognition on behalf of our International Business faculty,” says Annavarjula. “Since 2006, Bryant has been delivering cutting-edge, highly-ranked, and sought-after International Business education because of the excellent faculty who have worked tirelessly to help the program and our students achieve success.” 

“Dr. Annavarjula is a passionate educator dedicated to the advancement and promotion of international business in higher education, and this prestigious award is well deserved,” says Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy. “Madan and Bryant’s world-class faculty have done an outstanding job preparing our students for success in an increasingly interdependent global economy. My congratulations to all.” 

Madan Annavarjula came to Bryant University in 2006 and established the Bachelor of Science in International Business (BSIB) Program, which today is ranked No. 3 in the country by USA Today/College Factual. He was promoted to Associate Dean of the College of Business in 2013 and became Dean in 2016. Before coming to Bryant, Annavarjula was an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University and assistant professor at Sacred Heart University. Annavarjula received his Doctorate in International Business from Temple University’s Fox School of Business; his Master of Business Administration in Marketing Management from India’s Karnatak University; and his Bachelor of Science from India’s Gulbarga University.

Bryant’s Bachelor of Science in International Business program (BSIB) is one of the few in the country to offer concentrations in Accounting, Information Systems and Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Management, and Marketing. Faculty help students develop a global perspective with real-world learning experiences that address real-world issues faced by managers of multinational companies and the role of technology in business. In addition to its flagship BSIB degree, Bryant has expanded its International Business programs to include an undergraduate major in Global Supply Chain Management and Master of Business (MBA) specializations in International Business, Global Finance, and Global Supply Chain Management. Unique learning opportunities, such as the Sophomore International Experience and the MBA Global Immersion Experience, help Bryant students expand their global perspective with intensive study abroad in 50 countries.