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Otgo Erhemjamts, Dean of the University of San Francisco School of Management, Named to the ‘100 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business’ list by the San Francisco Business Times

SAN FRANCISCO (October 4, 2023) – The University of San Francisco (USF) is proud to announce that Dr. Otgontsetseg “Otgo” Erhemjamts, dean of the School of Management, has been named to the ‘100 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business’ list produced by the San Francisco Business Times. Each year the San Francisco Business Times celebrates 100 inspirational leaders, with past honorees including Nobel laureates, Fortune 500 CEOs, scientists, founders, diversity champions, and nonprofit and business leaders.

“I am deeply grateful to the San Francisco Business Times editorial team for selecting me as one of the 100 Influential Women in Bay Area Business 2023, and I am so honored to have our work at the School of Management at the University of San Francisco recognized in this way,” said Dean Otgo. “Thanks to the strong support of the School of Management community, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, Dean’s Circle Advisory Board members, university leadership, and trustees, we are able to take on daring, brave, and forward-thinking initiatives to position ourselves successfully for the future.”

A first-generation immigrant to the United States, Dr. Erhemjamts was the first Mongolian student to earn a doctorate in finance in the U.S. She joined USF on July 1, 2022 from Bentley University, a business-focused private university in Massachusetts, where she served as associate dean of business, associate vice president and associate provost for strategic initiatives, and a professor of finance. During her time at Bentley, she oversaw the launch of 10 graduate certificate programs, a minor in Sustainable Investing, and a student-led fund that manages a part of the university endowment and follows sustainable investing strategies. With more than two decades in higher education, Dr. Erhemjamts has amassed extensive knowledge of the higher education landscape, and management education in particular.

As a widely published scholar with an active research agenda and research interests in banking, corporate finance, risk management and insurance, sustainable investing, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, Dr. Erhemjamts is a co-author on two leading textbooks on banking and financial institutions, published by McGraw Hill. According to the “Business School Teaching Power” ranking by the Financial Times, her “Financial Institutions Management: A Risk Management Approach” textbook is among 42 finance textbooks within the top 500 most frequently assigned titles in business and economics. The “Teaching Power” ranking draws from 5 million titles cited in more than 7 million syllabi in nearly 7,400 universities in 96 countries. She was also a co-principal investigator on a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation that supports the development of transdisciplinary teaching modules in sustainability.

Read Dr. Erhemjamts’s interview with San Francisco Business Times.

About the USF School of Management

Founded in 1925, University of San Francisco’s School of Management is on the forefront of educating the next generation of conscious, mindful business leaders. Each year those students join the over 40,000 School of Management alumni around the world to create ethical and innovative change in the private, public, and non-profit management sectors. The School of Management is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

About the University of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco is a private, Jesuit Catholic university that reflects the diversity, optimism, and opportunities of the city that surrounds it. USF offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, professional, and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, law, education, and nursing and health professions. At USF, each course is an intimate learning community in which top professors encourage students to turn learning into positive action, so the students graduate equipped to do well in the world — and inspired to change it for the better. For more information, visit usfca.edu.