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Jacob Chacko

Dean of the College of Business

Management, Marketing & Supply Chain Management
College of Business


Jacob M. Chacko, is dean of the College of Business at Clayton State University (CSU). Prior to this, he was the Dean of the College of Business at Abu Dhabi University (ADU). Under his leadership, the Business schools at CSU and ADU achieved initial accreditation from AACSB-International. In addition, at ADU, Jacob successfully led the College through its initial EQUIS accreditation from EFMD. As dean at the two business schools, Jacob led the development of BBA and MBA with several areas of emphasis, MS in Supply Chain Analytics, EMBA, Master of Strategic Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration programs. In addition, he has been involved in the development of several dual degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels with universities in the US and Australia. Dean Chacko serves on the Board of Governors of Beta Gamma Sigma and is the member of AACSB’s Initial Accreditation committee. He serves as an accreditation mentor to business schools from around the world and is active on peer review teams for AACSB.


DBA, Marketing & International Business, United States International University, 1990

MBA, United States International University, 1987

BBA, United States International University, 1985

BComm, Accounting (Honors), Gogte College of Commerce, 1984

Awards and Honors

Fulbright Hays Scholar to Singapore and Malaysia, U.S. Department of Education, Award, 2006

Management Development Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Award, 2006

Intellectual Contributions

Saju Jose, Jacob Chacko, Building a sustainable Higher education sector in the UAE, International Journal of Education Management – January 2017

Saju Jose, Jacob Chacko, Sustainable Development of Microfinance customers – An Empirical Investigation Based on India, Journal of Enterprise Information Management – January 2017

F R Buchanan, Jacob Chacko, Super-Connectors Case Study Commentary, Thunderbird International Business Review – 2015

Steve Williams, Margaret Tanner, Jacob Chacko, James Bread, Academic Misconduct among Business Students: A Comparison of the US and UAE, Journal of Academic Ethics – 2014