Dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Dr. Baybars joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon in 1978.
He is the Dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar and the Deputy Dean Emeritus; George L. Bach Chair; and Professor of Operations Management at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Previously, he was Deputy Dean of the Tepper School of Business.
He served as Associate Dean (Jan 1985 â€" June 1991), and the Acting President of Carnegie Bosch Institute for Applied International Studies (June 1996 â€" Dec 1997) at the Tepper School of Business.
He also served as the Director of the Tepper Schoolâ€™s MBA Program (1984 â€" 1997) and as the Head of the (Undergraduate) Business Administration Program (1990 â€" 1994).
Dr. Baybars is the architect and founder of the highly successful FlexTime MBA program (instituted in May 1985) and the FlexMode (tele-education) MBA Program (instituted in Fall 1996).
The Tepper School
established a number of exchange programs with universities in Europe and the Far East under his
In 1997 he
was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Tepper School for Leadership
in recognition of his
Dr. Baybars received his BS degree from Middle East Technical University (METU) (Ankara, Turkey) graduating in 1969.
After spending a year at METU as an instructor, Dr. Baybars then studied at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pa.) where he earned M.S. (1972) and Ph.D. (1979) degrees.
has taught â€˜quantitative methods,â€™ â€˜operations researchâ€™ and â€˜production management.â€™ He
was the first recipient of the Emil Limbach Teaching Award for â€œExcellence in the Classroom.â€
Dr. Baybars is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey); Vice-President and Board Member of the Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow (ABEST-21) (Tokyo, Japan); and member of the Joint Advisory Board (JAB) of Carnegie Mellon University and Qatar Foundation.
He is a former member of the Advisory Council of the Graduate School of International Management, Aoyama Gakuin University (Tokyo, Japan) (2005 â€" 2008); and a former Board Director of the MBA Enterprise Corps (Chapel Hill, N.C.) (1990 â€" 2000).
Dr. Baybars has been a consultant to the United Nations, the U.S. State of New Jersey, and numerous academic, public and private organizations worldwide.