The Center for Global Business (CGB) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to announce that Progyan Basu, a clinical professor in the accounting and information assurance department, received the third annual CIBER Award for Teaching Innovation in Global Learning. The award recognizes a Smith faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to teaching for a global mindset, meaning an openness to and awareness of diversity across cultures and markets.
Basu leads Doing Business in India: An Engine for Growth and Opportunities, a Global Business Course for MBA students. He helps students gain a first-hand knowledge and experience of cultural, administrative, geographic, and economic factors that are shaping India’s economic development. Through business visits and consulting projects with Indian firms, students gain insight into the fundamental question of what conditions facilitate economic growth in India and the social, political, and cultural determinants of the business environment.
"Basu deserves this award because of his level of commitment and dedication to constantly improving the immersion experience of his students,” reads an anonymous nomination from an MBA student. “First of all, he is extremely smart, yet quite humble. He is passionate about the material yet captures your attention because of his calming nature in which the information is presented. Even though the coursework was a lot, we were extremely excited to visit all the companies we had worked with and many others we only read about. We had an opportunity to learn about emerging markets, yet got an opportunity to experience high-level strategic approaches utilized by top competitors within those markets."
Basu has led this program for the past three years, which has helped him to form key relationships with key Indian and multi-national corporations for the Smith School. Basu teaches financial and managerial accounting at the EMBA level, and Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis for undergraduates. He also serves as a cohort director for Smith’s Executive MBA program, as well as a faculty champion for the Accounting Teaching Scholars program.
Basu has over 25 years of experience teaching accounting at undergraduate and graduate levels. He has also taught accounting courses and seminars for professionals in the US and abroad.
This award is supported by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education.