Bala V. Balachandran (DOB 5 July 1937) is a Professor Emeritus of Accounting
Information & Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Founder, Chairman of the board and Dean Emeritus of Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai, India. He is also a professor emeritus at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, where he has been on the faculty since 1973. Prior to Kellogg, Balachandran has been on the faculty at the University of Dayton, Carnegie Mellon University, and Annamalai University.
Background: His school years were spent at the Kulapathi Balaiya School and the Christian Mission school at Pudukottai followed by the Intermediate education at the Pudukottai Raja's college. He pursued his graduate and post-graduate studies at the Annamalai University.