Sonia Marciano
Sonia Marciano

Visiting Clinical Professor of Executive MBA

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Sonia Marciano joined the Stern School of Management as a Clinical Associate Professor in July, 2007. She spent the previous year teaching strategy at the Columbia Business School and the previous two years at Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (ISC) as an Institute Fellow and Senior Lecturer. At the ISC, Professor Marciano developed content for the Institute's Microeconomics of Competitiveness course offering. She co-taught this course with Professor Michael E. Porter. In addition to teaching the core strategy course at Stern, she is the academic director of Stern’s joint Global MBA program with HEC and LSE.

Prior to joining Harvard, Professor Marciano spent eight years as a Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at the University of Chicago. Sonia taught core strategy as well as an international strategy elective. She is continuously involved with executive education programs for various firms, such as Ernst & Young, Abbott Laboratories, and others. She also has taught strategy and economics for executive education programs in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Sonia has won several teaching awards for distinction in teaching, most recently for best professor in Stern’s Executive MBA program for 2010. She was among the highest rated professors at Stern, Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg and the University of Chicago.

She received her BA with honors from the University of Chicago. She worked in consulting, banking and the insurance industries before returning to the University of Chicago to receive her MBA in 1994, and her PhD in Business Economics and Industrial Organization in 2000.

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Ph.D., 2000, Business Economics, University of Chicago
M.B.A., 2000, University of Chicago
B.A., Economics, University of Chicago, with honors

Academic Positions
, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, 2008-present
Clinical Professor, New York University, Stern School of Management, 2007-present
Clinical Professor of Management Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, 1997-present
Visiting Professor, Columbia Business School, 2006-2007
Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School, 2004-2006
Adjunct Professor, University of Chicago, 1996-2006

Honors and Awards
Executive MBA Program Outstanding Teaching Awards, Kellogg School of Management, 2011

Print Research
Dranove, David and Sonia Marciano. 2005. Kellogg on Strategy. New York, NY: Wiley.
Marciano, Sonia and Michael E. Porter. De Beers: Addressing the New Competitiveness Challenge. Harvard Business School.
Marciano, Sonia and Pankaj Ghemawat. De Beers in the Millennium.
Marciano, Sonia and JaneWei Skillern. 2008. Long Hot Summer (Mattel). Harvard Business School.
Marciano, Sonia and JaneWei Skillern. 2008. The U.S. Television Industry. Harvard Business School.
Marciano, Sonia and JaneWei Skillern. 2006. Habitat for Humanity Egypt. Harvard Business School.

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