M. Krishna Erramilli

  • Associate Dean
  • Director, Master of Business Administration
  • Director, M.B.A. Business Analytics
  • Director, M.S. in Marketing Analytics
  • Director, Master of Management
  • Director, M.S. in Project Management
  • Professor of Marketing

M. Krishna Erramilli is Director of Graduate Business Programs, Associate Dean, and Professor of Marketing at the Stuart School of Business. His 30 years of professional experience spans North America, Africa and Asia. He worked in industry in India and Nigeria and taught in universities in the U.S. and Singapore.

Prior to joining Stuart, he was a faculty member and Associate Dean in the Nanyang Business School, Singapore, which is one of the largest business schools in Asia. While serving as Associate Dean, Dr. Erramilli helped develop and launch the Berkeley-Nanyang Advanced Management Program and the Nanyang Executive M.B.A.

Dr. Erramilli's doctoral work represented a pioneering analysis of the globalization of service firms. His work in this area has been cited extensively, and he has published more than 25 articles in some of the world's leading journals, including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Research, Management International Review, and Columbia Journal of World Business among others.

He is an active consultant and has participated in numerous executive education programs for multinational companies, such as Samsung, Roche Diagnostics, Schering, DuPont, British Oxygen, DHL and KPMG. He served as the Chairman for the Academy of International Business-United States Southwest.

In 2023, Erramilli received Illinois Tech’s Center for Learning Innovation Digital Teaching Innovation Award in recognition of his leadership in developing Stuart’s first-ever fully online Master of Business Administration programs, including one for business professionals in China through a partnership with Beacon Education Group. He was honored, as well, for his ongoing efforts to create a dynamic learning environment for students, through a “learning by doing” approach and seamlessly blending in-person and online learning experiences in courses.


Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Marketing
M.S., University of Poona, India, Chemistry
M.B.A., University of Poona, India, Marketing

Research Interests

International Marketing Strategy
Foreign Market-Entry Strategy
Competitive Advantage of Global Firms
Growth Strategies in Emerging Markets


Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

M.B.A. Business Analytics

M.S. in Marketing Analytics

Master of Management

M.S. in Project Management