Dr. Bala V Balachandran
Bala Balachandran began his teaching career in 1960 while a graduate student at Annamalai University, India. In 1967 he moved to the University of Dayton and in 1971, to Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where he taught Management courses while working on his doctorate. In 1973 he joined the Kellogg Graduate School of Management faculty. From 1979 to 1983 he chaired the Department of Accounting and Information Systems; in 1984 he was appointed Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Systems and Decision Sciences. He was also Director of the Accounting Research Center until 2006.
Professor Balachandran\'s teaching interests include Managerial Accounting, Auditing, Management Information Systems, and Mathematical Programming. He is one of the three Kellogg faculty members who started the Information Resource Management Program (IRM) at Northwestern University in 1974. He has authored more than 85 research articles and is currently writing a Managerial Accounting textbook with emphasis on Cost Management in an Automated Manufacturing Environment. His other book in progress is on ‘Leadership’ focusing on the Indian Corporate Maharajahs.
He has the rare honor (for an Indian in America) of having an endowed chair professorship in his name. Several colleagues from Kellogg, including Donald P. Jacobs (Kellogg Dean Emeritus), Roger Nelson (retired Deputy Chairman for Ernst & Young), and Harry Kraemer Jr. (former Chairman and CEO of Baxter), have led a campaign to raise $1 million for an endowed professorship at the Kellogg School of Management in Prof. Bala V. Balachandran’s name in recognition of his invaluable and tireless service to the institute over the last three decades.