Paul Carlile

Innovative educator, professor of management and information systems.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2022. 


His experientially-based Master of Science degree in Management Studies (MSMS) was cited as the Most Innovative Business School Idea of 2015 by Poets & Quants. 


Recipient of the 2014 Questrom Award for Faculty Excellence in Institutional Leadership.


Paul’s article on an ‘integrative framework’ for managing knowledge across boundaries has been used to drive innovative outcomes across numerous organizations and many industries. He has helped develop the social and technological infrastructures that support cross-disciplinary and cross-industry collaboration to drive large-scale innovation in science, digital health and education.


Professor of Information Systems and Senior Associate Dean for Innovation at Boston University Questrom School of Business; industry advisor, entrepreneur, and innovative educator currently disrupting higher education business models.



Held a series of global collaborative events to identify changes needed in business education. To address those needs, developed award-winning programs in experiential learning, certificates in digital transformation on edX (380,000 learners) and a disruptively priced online MBA focused on business problems and supported by a cross-disciplinary curriculum and peer learning.


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“A true disruptor of business education, making us all rethink its role.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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