Arshad Saiyed

Experiential Digital Global Education (EDGE)
Associate Vice President for Digital Education and Innovation

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Arshad Saiyed joined Northeastern University in 2020 and leads the EDGE innovation unit. Saiyed has been instrumental in transforming Northeastern’s digital service unit into a revenue center and in pioneering work-integrated programs with marquee collaborations with ServiceNow, PwC, and Mayo Clinic. Saiyed has successfully integrated these innovations and best practices into existing online programs in business, health, and tech by creating and implementing new business models.

Prior to joining Northeastern, Saiyed was Assistant Dean for Online Programs at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. His vision birthed the groundbreaking iMBA program at Gies College of Business, recognized as a "disruptive innovation" and one of the world's largest online MBA programs.

A firm believer in the democratization of education, and with more than 20 years in digital transformation in higher education, Saiyed is an academic entrepreneur and has consistently championed the fusion of technology in education, aiming for quality, affordability, and global accessibility.

Saiyed holds an engineering degree from Gujarat University, India, and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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