Barry Karafin

Executive MBA Lecturer

Student Testimonials
Professor Karafin,

I was honored and humbled that our group received the Karafin Strategy Award yesterday! Thank you again for always challenging us. The level of critical thinking that you demanded from us is exactly what I sought when I joined the program. The balance of content between theory and real world application was especially valuable.

I look forward to diving into the reading list soon as I've only read a handful of them so far. Thank you for taking the time to curate the list for us.

I look forward to seeing you again next month for the lecture on 6/30 (the "Rosa and Barry Extravaganza" as billed by Farrokh)!
—  Suzy Rufail, EMBA
He is astounding in his ability to blend three to five different disciplines, and to leverage his experience to arrive at one remarkable solution. My strategic decision-making will never be unidimensional again thanks to this perfect capstone course.
Most of my classmates are mid-level/senior executives. We all thought that we knew Strategy since we ‘did it all the time’ at work. Wrong! After the first case analysis, when Barry Karafin discussed his solution, we realized how the Legend of Barry had come about. He is astounding in his ability to blend 3-5 different disciplines, and to leverage his experience to arrive at one remarkable solution. And he epitomizes the EMBA program in that he is the perfect blend of theory and hard-hitting real-world experience. My strategic decision-making will never be unidimensional again thanks to this perfect capstone course.