Chetan Chawla

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Business & Entrepreneurship


+1 630 637 5471

Professor, consultant and researcher of business strategy and entrepreneurship with 10+ years of consulting experience with clients ranging from Fortune 100 defense companies to Indian retailers and technology startups. I have an MBA from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Massachusetts. My research focus is on the association between capital structure (debt and equity), technology innovation and acquisition (Mergers & Acquisitions).

As an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, I primarily teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Entrepreneurship. Since entrepreneurship is an applied field, my teaching style focuses on application. Specifically, market discovery, lean startups and scaling. I am also the faculty coordinator at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In this role I coordinate various projects and practicums that members of North Central' business accelerator ConVerge bring to the center. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact me. Checkout our website (to be launched in Fall 2016, for more information.

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Courses Taught

BUS 296 Entrepreneurship Small Business Management

BUS 396 Entrepreneurship Strategy & Innovation

BUS 595 Small Business Entrepreneurship