By Anil K. Makhija

As dean, I am honored to kick off our year-long celebration of our college’s centennial. Whether you’ve known it as the College of Commerce and Journalism, the College of Commerce and Administration, the College of Administrative Science, the College of Business or the Max M. Fisher College of Business, this event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore our incredible history.

For example, did you know:

  • the Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire, a valued and still-used tool for quantifying leaders, was created at Ohio State in the 1940s?
  • the Accounting Hall of Fame was founded at Ohio State more than 60 years ago?
  • the respected Journal of Business Logistics was first published at Ohio State in 1979?
  • Ohio State was a pioneer in offering courses that explored the role of consumer behavior in marketing?
  • for an unprecedented 12 years, the editor of the Journal of Finance was a faculty member at Fisher?
  • the Master of Business Operational Excellence was established as the nation’s first master’s degree in lean management in 2008?

These are just a few of the many contributions our college has made to education, research and outreach throughout the past 100 years. Like many of you, I look forward to learning more about our college’s rich history and remain excited for the future that lies ahead.

Join us throughout 2016 as we celebrate and explore a century’s worth of excellence in business education!

Anil Makhija

Anil Makhija
Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business

Anil K. Makhija serves as the ninth dean in the 100-year history of Ohio State’s business college. Dean Makhija is recognized as an expert in the field of finance, particularly capital structure, corporate governance and valuation, and has more than 20 years of experience in academic leadership roles.