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Raj Rakhra

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353200
Seattle, WA 98195-3200

Raj Rakhra

Assistant Teaching Professor of Management


MPA University of Montana (1985)
BS University of Montana (1985)
BA Whitman College (1979)

Academic Expertise

competitive strategy



Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 1999
Microsoft Corporation, 1988-1996
Aldus Corporation, 1987


For Profits and Non Profits: Strategy, Marketing, International Business, and Business Operations.

Honors and Awards

Undergraduate Faculty of the Quarter (Winter 2013)
Certificate of Excellence in Teaching, Undergraduate Business Council (2012)
Teaching Excellence and Fostering Global Relationships and Understanding, UW Extension (2011)
Undergraduate Professor of The Year - Honorable Mention (2004)

Academic Service

Faculty Advisor, numerous MBA Field Study Projects (2012 to Present)
Global Business Center Faculty Advisor, FDI Study & Market Assessment (Sponsors: Brookings, Chase Bank) (2014)
CISB Faculty Advisor, Custom Track (2004 to Present)
AIESEC Faculty Advisor (2013 to Present)
Alpha Kappa Psi Faculty Advisor (2007 to Present)
Malaysian Student Association Advisor (2013 to Present)
UCMA Faculty Advisor, Undergraduate Business Council (2008 to Present)

Courses Taught

Applied Strategy
Business Consulting
International Business
Information Systems
Business Communications
UW Extension – Foundations of Project Management (FPM)
UW Extension – Business for International Professionals (BUSIP)
Foster Business School Honors Required Seminar (2009 to Present)
UW Undergraduate Honors – Scenario Planning, Global Trends (2015 to Present)