Emanuel Schachinger

Emanuel Schachinger

  • Instructor of Business Administration


Emanuel Schachinger is currently a PhD student in Sustainable Management at Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, where he studies the connections between sustainability, personal development, and organizational change. Most recently he spent a semester in Hawaii helping to develop a new program for Maharishi University of Management, centered around sustainability, Hawaiian culture, and consciousness.

He received his MBA in Sustainable Business from MUM. Amongst other classes, he has taught Conceptual Maps for Change Makers for the Sustainable Living department at MUM,
Managing for the Environment, and Socially and Environmentally Responsible Management for the Business department at MUM. He is co-author of a chapter on Consciousness Development for Responsible Management in Educating for Responsible Management: Putting Theory Into Practice, Greenleaf Publishers, 2016.

He worked with True Market Solutions, a sustainability consulting firm as a consultant, with the non profit Bonnell Building Project to help organize its community, with MUM as a facilitator and workshop host.

Besides that, he is excited about growing vegetables in his garden, transforming our society into a more sustainable one, riding his bike to school (every day), and traveling to new and exciting places.

He grew up in Austria where sustainability is deeply ingrained in the culture, and he moved to Fairfield in 2009 to pursue his academic and spiritual development.

Sun Liang

Sun Liang

  • Instructor of Business Administration


Professor Sun Liang, CFA, FRM, has been on faculty of the business department since year 2006. His expertise is in finance. Besides teaching topics in the financial field at the university, Professor Liang is also a practicing portfolio manager. This has made him an experienced professor with practical knowledge in his field.


  • PhD Candidate, Maharishi University of Management
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM)


  • 2006 – Present
  • Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Maharishi University of Management
Naveed Abbasi

Naveed Abbasi

  • Instructor of Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Professor Naveed Abbasi has taught at the Maharishi University of Management for three years


Professor Naveed Abbasi is Director of the Enterprise Resource Planning Program and brings more than 10 years of valuable experience in implementing ERP systems for multi-national corporations. Besides teaching SAP courses, he teaches financial modeling and data analysis using Excel.

Ye Shi (Linlin)

Ye Shi (Linlin)

  • Assistant Professor of Business
  • Ye Shi has taught at the Maharishi University of Management for five years


Ye Shi was a senior officer in the Taxation Department in China for 10 years, supervised the collection of business taxes, and educated organizational and individual taxpayers on tax codes. She has been working at Maharishi University of Management since 2009, and teaches courses in accounting and lean management.

Ye Shi and Andrew Bargerstock recently co-authored Are We Leaning Away from Standard Costing? This paper has been recognized as the 2017 IMA Lybrand Gold Medal Award winner for the Best Article published in the peer-reviewed Strategic Finance journal.

Shi and Bargerstock also co-authored a management accounting ethics paper that was named IMA’s 2014 Carl Menconi Award: Best Case Study in Business Ethics (title: Watson Water Technologies).

Ye Shi is also a two-time national award winner for Lean Accounting accomplishments (2013, 2016).


  • MBA, Maharishi University of Management, IA, USA
  • Certified Management Accountant, CMA, USA
  • BA, Accounting and Taxation, Hebei University of Economics and Business, China


Ye Shi’s areas of research interest include topics in managerial accounting, lean management and sustainable management.

Yunxiang Zhu

Yunxiang Zhu

  • Professor of Management
  • Vice-President of Asia Expansion
  • Yunxian Zhu has taught at the Maharishi University of Management for thirteen years


The Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco awarded Yunxiang the gold medal of World Culture Development for his contribution in facilitating the culture and educational exchanges between China and USA.


  • BA, Fuyang Teachers College, China
  • BS, Maharishi International University
  • MBA, Maharishi University of Management
  • DWP Honoris Causa, Maharishi University of Management

Yunxiang graduated from the Foreign Language Department of Anhui Fuyang Teachers’ College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Art degree. After graduating he was employed by Fuyang Teacher’s College as a teacher in its Foreign Language Department. In 1984, Yunxiang attended a nation-wide examination held by the University of Science and Technology of China for a teaching position in USTC and was accepted as an instructor to teach in the Foreign Language Department of USTC.

In 1986, Yunxiang applied and was accepted by three universities at the same year to pursue his master’s degree. They were: Shangahi Jiaotong University in China, George Town University and Maharishi International University (now Maharishi University of Management) in the United States of America. With full scholarship, Yunxiang attended Maharishi International University in Oct 1986.

Professional Experience and Honors

During his work and study at MIU and MUM, Yunxiang was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Master of Business Administration, and Successful Entrepreneur of the Year, Gold Medal of Enlightened Leadership and the highest honor, a Doctor of World Peace degree Honoris Causa.

From 1991 till 2000, Yunxiang worked in Silicon Valley, San Jose, California. Yunxiang’s experience extends from small companies to medium sized companies to the largest companies in their field. He worked as manager for Pearne Associates and Assistant General Manager in K-Chair USA. Yunxiang was Operations Director of United Multimedia and Ultima Associates. Yunxiang also served as Operations Officer working at Aztech Labs, the second largest sound card producer in the world in 90s.

While working in Silicon Valley, Yunxiang actively involved himself with social services and cultural exchange activities. In 1996, the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco awarded Yunxiang the Gold Medal of World Culture Development for his contribution in facilitating cultural exchanges and educational exchanges between China and USA.

From early 2000, Yunxiang worked at Maharishi University of Management, focusing on promoting Consciousness-based Education to China. In 2001, he helped established MUM’s first university collaboration with China through the Overseas Chinese College of Capital University of Economics and Business. This program was approved by the Ministry of Education of China. Yunxiang was promoted to Director of Asian Recruiting in 2002, Assistant Professor of Business Administration in 2003, Associate Dean of Asian Expansion in 2004, Associate Professor in 2006, Professor of Business Administration in 2010 and Vice President of Asian Expansion in 2010.


Publications and Presentations

  • The Dao of Business Ethics, co-authored and published both in English and Chinese on Chinese Consumer Satisfaction Index (2004)
  • Co-keynote speaker on Cross Cultural Collaboration, Taiwan Cross-national education conference, 2005,
  • Paper presentation: Cross-Cultural Collaboration, SPACE, Hong Kong University, 2006
  • Publication: Cross-Cultural Collaborations-experiences and pitfalls, SPACE, Hong Kong University, 2006
  • Presentation on the 20th Anyang I-Ching Conference: Fish Cannot Leave Deep Water, People Cannot Disconnect from the Source (2007)
  • Presentation on the Wuxi 13th World I-Ching Conference: YI (I-Ching) is the Unified Field (2010)