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Message From The Dean, Chanaka Edirisinghe

More than four-fifths of organizations support the notion that data should be at the heart of everything they do, and data-driven organizations are 23 times more likely to acquire customers, six times as likely to retain those customers, and 19 times as likely to be profitable as a result.

At the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer, we embrace this fact as a philosophy in preparing our graduates to become analytically savvy business leaders of the 21st century. Our graduates are securing jobs at leading organizations such as Amazon, Boeing, Facebook, Google, Goldman Sachs, IBM, and prestigious consulting companies, while equally ambitious classmates are setting off to start their own businesses. From business analytics to quantitative finance, supply chain management to technology commercialization, Lally is embracing the technological transformation of the society we live in, and the greatest challenges and opportunities it presents, in order to prepare our students to become leaders of the business world.
Our accomplishments to date would not have been possible without dedicated faculty, staff, alumni, alumnae, students, and advisory boards. With the strong and generous support of Lally’s alumni and alumnae, we strive to reach excellence in our endeavors. We welcome your continued involvement, feedback, and financial support as we work toward a bright future for the Lally School of Management!
Chanaka Edirisinghe, Ph.D.
Acting Dean, Lally School of Management 
Kay and Jackson Tai '72 Chair
Professor of Quantitative Finance 

We develop aspiring business leaders who have a passion for innovation with the ability to work across business functions. Our programs are built around the themes of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in the global economy.

One of the top business schools in the U.S.

The Lally School is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in business.

A Business School within a Technological Research University.

Graduate Management Admission Council
Business Week The Best Undergraduate B-Schools
Poets and Quants Top Undergraduate Business School
AACSB Accreditation
AACSB Accreditation