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Rotman Faculty Member Honoured as an Outstanding B‑School Professor

April 14, 2016

Toron­to, ON – For the third con­sec­u­tive year, a fac­ul­ty mem­ber at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has been named as one of the Most Out­stand­ing 40-Under-40 B‑School Pro­fes­sors by the busi­ness edu­ca­tion site Poets&Quants.

András Tilc­sik is an assis­tant pro­fes­sor of strate­gic man­age­ment at the Rot­man School and a Fel­low at the School’s Michael Lee-Chin Fam­i­ly Insti­tute for Cor­po­rate Cit­i­zen­ship.

The annu­al fea­ture from Poets&Quants rec­og­nizes young fac­ul­ty mem­bers under the age of 40, who excel in research while also suc­ceed­ing in the class­room.

Prof. Tilcsik’s research has been pub­lished in lead­ing schol­ar­ly jour­nals, cit­ed in tes­ti­monies to com­mit­tees of the U.S. Con­gress, and rec­og­nized with awards from the Amer­i­can Soci­o­log­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion. At the Rot­man School, he has devel­oped “Cat­a­stroph­ic Fail­ure in Orga­ni­za­tions,” an award-win­ning elec­tive course, which he teach­es to MBA and under­grad­u­ate Rot­man Com­merce stu­dents. A native of Hun­gary, he com­plet­ed his Ph.D., A.M., and A.B. at Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty.

Prof. Tilcsik’s nom­i­na­tion was sup­port­ed by tes­ti­monies by his for­mer stu­dents from both the Rot­man Com­merce and MBA pro­grams as well as fac­ul­ty col­leagues.

“Prof. Tilc­sik is the real deal: he’s a top-notch teacher while at the same time achiev­ing an off-the-charts schol­ar­ly pub­li­ca­tion record,” said Sarah Kaplan, a pro­fes­sor of strate­gic man­age­ment at the Rot­man School.

In Novem­ber, along with his co-author, Chris Clearfield, Prof. Tilc­sik was named the win­ner the  Brack­en Bow­er Prize pre­sent­ed annu­al­ly by the Finan­cial Times and McK­in­sey for the best busi­ness book pro­pos­al by an author under the age of 35. The result­ing book, Melt­down, an exam­i­na­tion of the com­mon fac­tors that con­tribute to cat­a­stro­phes across indus­tries from finance to avi­a­tion to med­i­cine, which offers solu­tions for busi­ness­es and indi­vid­u­als, will be pub­lished by Pen­guin Press.

Last month, a white paper by Prof. Tilc­sik on the Rot­man School’s exist­ing work and future plans in address­ing dis­as­ter risk reduc­tion themes in the School’s MBA and under­grad cur­ric­u­la won a $10,000 prize from The Unit­ed Nations Office for Dis­as­ter Risk Reduc­tion.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
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