Anjani Jain

Senior Associate Dean for the MBA Program & Professor in the Practice of Management

Anjani Jain
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Dean Jain's research interests include the analysis and design of manufacturing systems, optimization algorithms, and probabilistic analysis of combinatorial problems. He has published in the professional literature on telecommunications network design and his more recent work has investigated the impact of growing product variety on the manufacture and design of families of products, especially in the automobile industry.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Indore University in India, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a PhD in operations research from the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 and served for 26 years before joining Yale SOM.

At Wharton he taught courses in operations management and management science at the MBA, PhD, and undergraduate levels. In 1993 he became director of Wharton’s MBA Program and was instrumental in several curricular initiatives. From 2000 to 2010 he served as vice dean and director of Wharton’s Graduate Division and from 2010 to 2012 as vice dean of Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives.

Dean Jain has won numerous teaching awards and has taught courses at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and Mohali. He has served on the International Advisory Council of the ISB and as its co-area leader in operations management.


  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • BS, University of Indore, India


Modeling Managerial Decisions
MGT 405
International Experience: India
MGT 416
Simulation Modeling
MGT 877


Selected Books

M. L. Fisher, A. Jain and J. P. MacDuffie
Oxford University Press, New York

Selected Articles

A. Jain, M. L. Fisher and J. P. MacDuffie
Redesigning the Firm
A. Jain
Annals of Operations Research Special Volume on Topological Network Design
A. Jain
NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Denmark (June 1989)
A. Jain
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Topological Network Design



Howard E.Mitchell Award, January 2000. Inaugural award given at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Conference for educational contribution to African-American students.
Teaching Award
Wharton Graduate Association
1996, 2000
“Whatever It Takes” Award
Wharton Graduate Association
Award for teaching in the Core Curriculum
Wharton Miller-Sherrerd
Excellence in Teaching Award
1992, 1994
Honor Society Scholarship
Phi Beta Kappa
Jacob Marschak Fellowship
1981-1982 and 1983-1984