Dean Shyam Kamath

Dr. Kamath has more than 35 years of experience in international education, international development and management, sustainable enterprise formation, global business consulting and university teaching.

Dr. Shyam Kamath

He comes to CSUMB from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, where he was a professor of global business and economics and associate dean of graduate business and global programs in the School of Economics and Business Administration. As director of St. Mary’s Trans-Global Executive program, he taught graduate students to apply business solutions to social service needs in order to help people at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

Prior to his stint there, he spent more than two decades as a professor of international economics and business at CSU East Bay and started the university’s Transnational Executive MBA program.

He previously taught at Dalhousie University and Simon Fraser University in Canada and the University of Madras in India.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delhi, a master of business administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and a master’s and Ph.D. in economics from Simon Fraser University.

He has served as a consultant to more than 100 firms, non-governmental organizations and nonprofits in 15 countries on four continents, and has been an economic consultant to the governments of Austria, Brazil, China, India and Thailand, to the United Nations Development Program, and numerous private foundations.

Dean's News and Insights

Focus on Student Success

Friday, March 9 - College of Business held its second Student Learning Initiative Workshop focused on Rigor and Student Success in Classroom. Dr. Pat McGill, Director of Assessment, led the workshop for full-time and part-time faculty members. Faculty worked in groups to prioritize strategies to clearly communicate and implement rigor in the classroom. Dean Kamath led a discussion on "Moving the Rigor Conversation to the Next Level" where faculty provided ideas and strategies for embedding critical thinking throughout the curriculum. The first Student Learning Initiative Workshop was held on February 2, 2018. Monthly workshops will be held to continue developing strategies to promote rigor and student success.

Dean Kamath Joins Hope Collaborative Board

Dean Kamath was invited to join the board of the Hope Collaborative in Bedford, MA a non-profit that focuses on leadership development for disadvantaged children and youth. The Hope Collaborative is a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) organization that empowers disadvantaged youth with a proven set of leadership development workshops to vest them with a fighting chance. Last year, he keynoted at the 1st Harvard Conference on Corporate Social Investment at Harvard University and will be participating and co-chairing the 2nd Harvard Conference on “Celebrating Hope, Community, and Human Excellence.”