Vikram R. Bhargava is Assistant Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and Faculty Scholar of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. His research centers around the distinctive ethical issues that recent technological advances give rise to in business contexts.

He was awarded a joint-PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in Ethics and Legal Studies (The Wharton School) and Philosophy (Arts and Sciences). He was a doctoral exchange scholar in philosophy at Princeton University. He also has an MA in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Rutgers University.

Professor Bhargava was Director of the Leadership Residential Program at the University of Pennsylvania and taught at The Wharton School on multiple occasions. In a past career, he taught mathematics in the Kailua-Kona, Hawaii public school system through the Teach for America program.