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Jake Cohen is a Senior Associate Dean and a Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Ethics, and Law at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He oversees MIT Sloan’s portfolio of degree programs, as well as the Offices of Admissions, Student Life, and Career Development. Jake is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council, and MIT’s Title IX officer for MIT Sloan.

From 2008 to 2011, Jake was the Dean of the MBA Program at INSEAD, directing strategy and operations for campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi. Before becoming dean, Jake was director of the INSEAD-PricewaterhouseCoopers Research Initiative on High Performance Organizations. He was founder, director, and professor of INSEAD’s Business Foundations Program, as well as Affiliate Professor of Accounting and Control and Business Law.

From 1999 to 2003, Jake was a Senior Teaching Fellow at Harvard Business School in the Accounting & Management Group.

Prior to his academic career, Jake briefly worked as an accountant at KPMG LLP in Philadelphia, and as a mergers & acquisition consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York City.  As an academic, he has consulted for a number of organizations including: BCG; Bain; Blackstone; ArcelorMittal; Schlumberger; Bel; Accenture, and BMO Capital.

Jake holds a JD in corporate law from Syracuse University, an MS in accounting from Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, and a BS in accounting from Lehigh University. He has completed six executive certificates at Harvard Business School; the AVIRA certificate for senior executives at INSEAD; and Leader to Leader (L2L), MIT’s nationally recognized best-practice leadership development program.


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