Dean Vikas Mehrotra

Effective April 11, 2023, we are pleased to announce Dr. Vikas Mehrotra as Dean of the Alberta School of Business, Canada's first and longest accredited business school, recognized for its research excellence, academic program quality, graduate career success and economic impact within Alberta and Canada.

Dr. Mehrotra is a professor of finance at the Alberta School of Business, and a longtime member of the University of Alberta community. Since joining the U of A in 1992 he has served in a number of leadership roles, including associate dean of MBA programs (2002-2005) where he stewarded the launch of the Masters in Financial Management in Shenzhen, China, as well as degree offerings in Fort McMurray. He also served as a chair of the department of finance from 2007-2017, during which time he helped found the Alberta Finance Institute with the goal to foster financial education and research that contributes to the economic development of the province.

Dr. Mehrotra’s research focuses on climate risk, family business, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, international financial markets, and environmental, social and governance analysis. His research in climate risk information disclosure seeks to understand the incentives firms face in voluntarily disclosing climate risk information to their investors, and identify the source of gains from reductions in their carbon emissions.

Dr. Mehrotra’s leadership priorities include participatory decision-making, with an emphasis on equity, diversity and inclusion, Indigenization, and active listening. His vision for the Alberta School of Business keeps in mind the challenges and opportunities faced by the larger society we live in. He sees positioning the Alberta School of Business to train generations of leaders working with the global economy, addressing these opportunities, and tackling these challenges as the school's ultimate goal and mission—a mission the school pursues in close partnership with the business community.

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A message from Dean Mehrotra

A conversation with interim Provost Verna Yiu and Dean Vikas Mehrotra

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Dr. Vikas Mehrotra