Sauder Prof makes short list for The Economist’s Business Professor Prize

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Sauder School of Business Professor Darren Dahl was announced today as one of only four professors globally to make the last stage of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Business Professor of the Year Award.

The global search for world’s best business professor began last October with a student-driven nomination process. In the second round consisting of online voting, Dahl shot to the top 10 of 222 nominated professors from 31 universities around the world.

He maintained his top spot until voting closed in November, and was then selected by an expert panel for the shortlist to participate in the final round – a live “teach-off” in London, England at 7 a.m. PST on March 14th.

At the teach-off, Dahl and his short-listed colleagues will plan and present a 15-minute lecture to a live class and online audience on a topic of their choice.

Engagement will be the key to success, with the best lecture being decided by an in-class audience and influenced by those watching online.

Online viewers will be able to cast votes for their favourite professor which will be tabulated and presented to those in the classroom. The class will then vote to decide the winner, with the final result announced at the event and online.

This audience will be comprise of approximately 55 business students from both undergraduate and postgraduate business programs.

The students will be selected by the Economist Intelligence Unit based on applications made through the website at