Why MBA students flock to the toughest profs


Professor Sujata Madan

McGill University finance professor Sujata Madan bars students from bringing laptops to her class. The same goes for cellphones. And if you’d rather chat with friends than work on a problem that she provides 15 minutes of class time to tackle, there’s a good chance she’ll ask you to leave.

… With sites like RateMyProfessors.com giving students a chance to publicly fire back at profs who give them a hard time, you’d expect disciplinarians like Madan to be rare, and feared. Yet students love Madan, so much that they nominated her for the McGill-wide Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2011. She won.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, August 30, 2012