Faculty of Rochester-Bern's company-specific programs

David Arnold

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David Arnold

Professor of Marketing, Adjunct Professorships at London Business School (UK); Visiting Professor at CEIBS (China), and Simon School University of Rochester (USA)
DBA in International Marketing, Harvard Business School

 

David Arnold is an Adjunct Professor at London Business School, a visiting professor at two other schools, an active independent consultant and educator, and a former marketing professor at Harvard Business School. At Harvard, he was course head of the international marketing management course in the school’s MBA program (1997-2002), served as head of the core marketing course, and participated in several of the school’s executive programs. Previously, he was a faculty member and faculty team director at Ashridge Management College, U.K.

 

His major areas of expertise are international marketing, branding, and market analysis and strategy formulation. Publications on these topics have appeared in several journals, among them the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of International Business Studies. He is the author of The Handbook of Brand Management, published in ten languages. His most recent book, The Mirage of Global Markets, was published in 2003.

Gregory Bauer

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Gregory Bauer

Research Adviser, Bank of Canada
Ph.D. in Finance, University of Pennsylvania

 

Gregory Bauer’s main area of interest is international finance. Before taking his doctorate at Wharton, Gregory Bauer was a foreign exchange trader at the Bank of Canada and a macroeconomist at the Ontario Ministry of Finance. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

 

In one paper from his dissertation on empirical models of the foreign exchange risk premium, he shows how to model the risk premium over long horizons to gain extra-explanatory power. In another paper, he shows how to evaluate different volatility models using an economic metric. Gregory Bauer won the Superior Teaching Award from the MBA Classes of 1999, 2000, and 2002.

Peter Bossaerts

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Peter Bossaerts

David Eccles Professor of Finance, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
Adjunct Professor of Neurology, University of Utah School of Medicine

 

Peter Bossaerts received a licentiate and doctorandus degree in applied economics from the University of Ant-werp in Belgium, and after coursework in statistics at the Free University Brussels, a Ph.D. in Management (Fi-nance) from the University of California, Los Angeles. His first appointment, as assistant professor, was at Carnegie Mellon University's Graduate School of Industrial Administration.

 

In 1990, Peter Bossaerts moved to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he promoted to be-come Professor of Finance, and to the William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Management. He was Executive Officer for the Social Sciences, Chair (Dean) of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Director of Caltech’s Linde Institute for Economics and Management Sciences. Peter Bossaerts has also had appointments at Tilburg University, Yale University, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL), and most recently, he has been at the Faculty of Business and Economics and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health of The University of Melbourne.

 

Peter Bossaerts’ research and publications have focused on financial risk and financial risk taking. The work covers many areas of theoretical, empirical and experimental finance, and extends to fields such as economet-rics, game theory, general equilibrium theory, cognitive psychology and, most recently, neurobiology. His work has been published in a wide portfolio of journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Mathematical Finance, Econ-ometrica, Econometric Theory, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Neuron, the Journal of Neuroscience, and Brain Structure and Function.

 

Peter Bossaerts has taught undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D. and executive classes at various places across the world. He is or has been on the board of many academic journals, such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, Mathematical Finance, and Frontiers of Decision Neuroscience. Peter Bossaerts has received many awards and honors for his work. Among others, he was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory.

James A. Brickley

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James A. Brickley

Gleason Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Economics and Management and of Finance; Area Coordinator, Competitive and Organizational Strategy at the University of Rochester, USA
PhD in Finance, University of Oregon

 

EMBA course: Organization & strategy

 

In addition to faculty roles, James A. Brickley has also served as a consultant to major corporations and law firms on organizational, franchising, valuations, and antitrust issues.  He has also held various positions in government in the state of Oregon.  He has research and teaching interests in the economics of organizations, corporate governance and compensation policy, corporate finance, franchising and banking.

 

His papers have been published in top academic journals, among them the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Business, Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Finance. The fifth edition of Managerial Economics and Organizational Architecture (Brickley, Clifford W. Smith Jr., and Jerold L. Zimmerman) was published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin in 2009. The authors are currently working on a six edition.  Brickley, Smith, Zimmerman, and Janice Willett wrote a trade version of this text titled Designing Organizations to Create Value, published by McGraw-Hill in 2003.

 

In 2002, three of Brickley’s published papers received the Journal of Financial Economics All Star Paper Award (based on number of citations through 2001).  Brickley has served as associate editor of finance and accounting journals and was recently recognized as one of the top 100 most cited academics in finance literature over the past 25 years. In 2012 he was named among the top 100 “High Impact Scholars” in corporate governance research over the period 1956-2008.

Aymo Brunetti

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Aymo Brunetti

Full Professor for Economics and Head of the Center for Regional Economic Development at the Universität Bern, Switzerland
Ph.D. in Economics, Universität Basel

 

EMBA course: Economic Environment

 

Aymo Brunetti (1963) is full professor for economic policy and regional economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Bern. He is also managing director of the Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED) at the University of Bern. In addition he heads the future of the financial center advisory board appointed by the Swiss government.

 

He studied economics at the University of Basel where he was awarded a doctorate in 1992 and qualified for teaching as a university professor in 1996. From 1994 to 1995, he spent a year as visiting scholar at the Department of Economics at Harvard University. From 1997 to 1999, Aymo Brunetti was visiting professor at the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany. In this period, he also did consultancy work for the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

 

In 1999 Aymo Brunetti joined the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs where he soon became member of the board of the newly founded State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and headed its Economic Analysis Division. From 2003 to 2012 he was head of the Economic Policy Directorate at SECO. In February 2012, he took up his current position at the University of Bern.

 

In 2012 -2013, he was head of an expert group for the Swiss finance minister preparing proposals on how to deal with the challenges for the Swiss wealth management industry. In 2013 -2014, he was president of the Swiss government’s high-level group of experts commissioning a report on the further development of the Swiss financial market strategy.

 

He is married and has two children.

Filip Caeldries

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Filip Caeldries

Professor of Strategy and Associate Dean Company-Specific Executive Programs, TiasNimbas Business School, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Ph.D. in Strategic Management, Purdue University

 

EMBA courses: Corporate Strategy, Management in transition economies

 

Filip Caeldries obtained his Ph.D. in strategic management from Purdue University (Krannert School of Management - USA). In addition, he studied international comparative antitrust law at New York University Law School.

 

Filip Caeldries has extensive experience as a trainer and instructor in strategic management programs for various corporations in Europe and the US. He regularly facilitates strategy development workshops with executive boards and senior leadership teams. At Tilburg University, he was Associate Dean of the Company-specific Programs division (1997-2013). In this capacity, he held the academic responsibility for all company-specific executive development programs. He has directed and taught in executive development programs in 24 countries for clients such as ING, Bekaert, Barco, Canon, Capgemini, CSM, Elanco, Fresenius Medical Care, Gambro, Randstad, Rabobank, Royal Haskoning/DHV, Nestlé, Norske Skog, and Abbott.

 

Since 2013, he is the Global Academic Director for the IMM program (Global Executive MBA). In this capacity, he holds responsibility for all academic matters of the EMBA.

 

He previously taught at New York University (Stern School of Business). He was also a visiting professor at the Helsinki School of Economics and the Swedish Management Institute (IFL). From 1992 to 1999, he was a member of the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal. From 2006-2008, he was a member of the Advisory Board of CSC (Netherlands).

 

Filip Caeldries’ research and teaching interests focus on strategic management (competitive strategy and strategic change), organization development, and competition in transition markets. His research has been published in Advances in Strategic Management, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and the Journal of Socio-Economics. He is a co-author of the book Financial Services Marketing.

 

Throughout his academic career, he has received 15 Best Teaching Awards (TiasNimbas Business School, Rochester-Bern Executive MBA (Switzerland), Purdue University IMM Global Executive MBA (US), ING Masters of Marketing Program).

Michael Corbey

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Michael Corbey

Full Professor and Academic Director of the Postgraduate Controlling Programs, TIAS Business School, Tilburg University, Netherlands

PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology

 

Prof. Michael Corbey is  Professor and Academic Director at TIAS Business School (Tilburg University, the Netherlands). He started his career working in the manufacturing industry and as a management consultant. In 1993, he returned to the academic world and became Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Tilburg University. In 2001, he was appointed Full Professor of Management Accounting and Control and Academic Director of the Postgraduate Controlling Programs at TIAS Business School, Tilburg University. He has received the TIAS lifetime achievement award (2013) and was awarded the TIAS best teacher award in 2006, 2007 and 2010.

Alex Edmans

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Alex Edmans

Professor of Finance, London Business School

Ph.D. in Financial Economics, Sloan School of Management (MIT)

 

CSP course: Risk, Ethics, Sustainability and Change

 

Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School. Alex graduated from Oxford University and then worked for Morgan Stanley in investment banking (London) and fixed income sales and trading (New York). After a PhD in Finance from MIT Sloan as a Fulbright Scholar, he joined Wharton in 2007 and was ten-ured in 2013 shortly before moving to LBS.

Alex’s research interests are in corporate finance (corporate governance, executive compensation, invest-ment/growth/innovation,and mergers and acquisitions), behavioural finance, corporate social responsibility, and practical investment strategies. He has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Economic Literature. He is Managing Editor of the Review of Finance, Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He was previously Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Alex’s research has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, The Economist, and The Times; and interviewed by Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, Fox, ITV, NPR, Reuters, Sky News, and Sky Sports. He was awarded the Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing and the FIR-PRI prize for Finance and Sustainability, and was named a Rising Star of Corporate Governance by Yale University and a Rising Star of Finance by NYU/Fordham/RPI. Alex co-led a session on behavioural economics at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos and gave a TEDx talk on “The Social Responsibility of Business” at http://bit.ly/csrtedx. He is a Wall Street Journal “Expert”, writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, Huff-ington Post, World Economic Forum, and CityAM, and runs a blog, “Access to Finance” (www.alexedmans.com/blog), that aims to make complex finance topics accessible to a general audience. Alex is a co-author (with Andy Haldane and others) of The Purposeful Company Project, which proposes policy re-forms to encourage companies to pursue long-run purpose over short-run profit. He serves on Royal London Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Committee, and as elected faculty representative on the LBS Governing Body.

At Wharton, Alex won 14 teaching awards in six years, served as Faculty Graduation Speaker to the MBA class of 2014, and was the highest-rated finance professor in the MBA program before his departure. At LBS, he won the MBA Class of 2016 teaching award for the highest-rated professor school-wide (voted by the first-year class) and the Best Teacher: MBA 2016 award (voted by the graduating class), and served as Faculty Orienta-tion Speaker to the MBA classes of 2017 and 2018.

Marc Gruber

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Marc Gruber

Vice President for Innovation at EPFL and full Professor at the College of Management of Technology at EPFL; Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization (ENTC)
Ph.D. in Management, Universität St. Gallen

 

CSP courses

 

Marc Gruber was born in Munich, Gemany, in 1972.  He graduated in management from the University of St. Gallen in 1995 and received a Ph.D. in management from the same university in 2000. In spring 2005, he received a venia legendi from the Munich School of Management for his habilitation thesis on marketing in new ventures.

 

Marc Gruber is a world-leading authority in the field of entrepreneurship, strategy, and innovation. He lectures the Capstone Course in the Rochester-Bern Executive MBA program, holds the chair of Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization at EPFL, and is Associate Editor at the worldwide Number 1 empirical research journal in management – the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ). Furthermore, he was awarded three times with the «Thought Leader» Award of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management, and thus more often than any other academic in this field.

 

Marc Gruber has published his research on entrepreneurship in several leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, the Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. In addition, he is the co-editor of a textbook on entrepreneurship and was a regular contributor to a weekly column on entrepreneurship in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Gruber's teaching has won high praise at several institutions of higher education and executive education programs such as the University of Munich, the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, the University of St. Gallen and the Collège des Ingénieurs (Paris).

Andreas Hack

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Andreas Hack

Direktor am Institut für Organisation und Personal der Universität Bern

 

CAS VR: Organisation und Human Resources
Company-specific programs: Leadership, Organisation und Human Resources

Karsten Hadwich

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Karsten Hadwich

Studiendekan der Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften an der Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart 

Company-specific programs: Marketing

Andreas Jacobs

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Andreas Jacobs

Lecturer for Finance at the University of Bern
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Bern

 

Born 1964 in Bern, Switzerland, Andreas Jacobs studied Economics and Finance at the University of Bern and the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester. He worked for former Swiss Bank Corporation/UBS for 15 years in the Corporate Center, Asset Management and the Swiss Private Clients & Wealth Management division in various senior roles. Since 2010 he is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Aravis AG, a leading Swiss Venture Capital and Private Equity boutique, focused on the biotechnology and renewable energy sec-tors. He is also Chairman of the Board of OLZ & Partners Asset and Liability Management AG, an independent asset and wealth management company in Bern.

 

Andreas Jacobs is a lecturer in finance at various institutions, currently at the University of Bern, the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, the Private Hochschule Wirtschaft PHW Bern and the Swiss Training Center for Investment Professionals.

Richard Jolly

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Richard Jolly

Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School
MBA London Business School

 

EMBA: Leading Change
Company-specific programs: Organisational Behaviour
 

Richard Jolly is Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Richard teaches a wide portfolio of courses at the school, for which he was voted Best Programme Teacher by students in 2003, runner-up in 2007, won two runner-up awards in 2010 and runner-up in 2011, and won Best Teacher again in 2014. Richard also instructs a large number of Executive Education courses for London Business School in the UK and across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

 

Richard is a member of the Executive Committee of the Case Centre.

 

Outside of academia, Richard is a Director of the organisational consulting firm, Stokes & Jolly Consulting Limited, where he works with clients representing a wide range of sectors. Richard’s primary consultancy interests focus on designing and delivering executive development workshops, coaching senior managers and facilitating senior management teams, with an emphasis on leadership and change management agendas. He received his MBA with Distinction from London Business School.

Alexis Kunz

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Alexis Kunz

Professor für Financial Accounting und geschäftsführender Direktor, Abteilung Financial Accounting IUC, Universität Bern
Ph.D., Universität Zürich

 

Company-specific programs: Financial & Managerial Accounting

Herbert Paul

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Herbert Paul

Dozent für Strategisches Management, TiasNimbas Business School, Utrecht
Professor für Unternehmensführung und Internationales Management an der FH Mainz

 

CAS VR: Die strategische Führung
Company-specific programs: Strategie

Daniel Perrin

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Daniel Perrin

Professor of Media Linguistics and Director of the Institute of Applied Media Studies IAM at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur (ZHAW), Switzerland
Ph.D. and Habilitation in Applied Linguistics, Universität Bern

 

EMBA course: The Art of Communication I & II
CAS VR: Krisenmanagement und -kommunikation
Company-specific programs: Kommunikation

 

Daniel Perrin’s research fields are media linguistics, text production, writing methodology, editorial quality management, and professional writing.  He is the author of scientific and popular books and journal articles (see www.danielperrin.net) and has extensive experience as a trainer and instructor in communications for various companies in Switzerland, among them broadcasting and insurance companies as well as banks.

Filip Roodhooft

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Filip Roodhooft

Professor of Accounting, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Vlerick Business School, Belgium
Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Antwerp

 

EMBA courses: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting

 

Filip Roodhooft earned a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Antwerp in 1994. He is now professor of accounting at the faculty of economics and business at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is research dean and professor in accounting at the Vlerick Business School.

 

He has taught in executive development programs at several business schools, including the London Business School, the Rochester-Bern Executive MBA Program, the Vlerick Business School, the University of Antwerp Management School, and Leti-Lovanium Saint Petersburg. He received several best teacher awards.

 

He has worked as a trainer and advisor for many organizations, including Siemens, Umicore, Alcatel, VF Europe, Accenture, Eli Lilly, BNP Paribas, ING, Bekaert, Suez, Belgacom, and the Belgian federal government. He is on the board of directors of Realdolmen and chairs the audit committee. He is also board member of the European institute for advanced studies in management and the Financial executives institute of Belgium. He chairs the examination committee of the Belgian institute for accountants.

 

His research interests include the application of case study research and experimental research in cost and management accounting and the use of financial accounting databases in business economics. His research has been published in Accounting, Organisations and Society; Journal of Accounting Research; Journal of Operations Management; Operations Research; Journal of Management Accounting Research; Journal of Cost Management; Accounting and Business Research; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Harvard Business Review; Abacus; European Journal of Operational Research; Journal of the Operational Research Society; Health Policy; and the Journal of Supply Chain Management, among others.

Tijs Rotmans

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Tijs Rotmans

Lecturer of Master of Marketing and Company Specific Programs, TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg University, Netherlands.

Master of Science in Physics, University of Leiden

 

Tijs Rotmans has a Master’s Degree in Physics from University of Leiden.Tijs Rotmans is the Managing Partner of “The Pricing Company” located in the Netherlands. Prior to that, Rotmans worked for KPN (Koninklijke PTT Nederland) and occupied the position as Consumer Market Pricing Manager, responsible for the fixed, and mobile services in the consumer market. His broad pricing and marketing (strategy) background brought Rotmans to this current position in pricing consulting.

Frauke von Bieberstein

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Frauke von Bieberstein

Professorin für Organisation
Direktorin am Institut für Organisation und Personal der Universität Bern

 

Company-specific programs: Organisation & Change Management

Urs Wälchli

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Urs Wälchli

Urs Wälchli is the Associate Academic Director of Rochester-Bern Executive Programs and a Visiting Professor of Finance at the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester, USA
Ph.D., Universität Bern (Summa Cum Laude)

 

EMBA course: Corporate Financial Policy
CAS VR: Die finanzielle Führung
Company-specific programs: Projektbewertung /  Finanzmanagement

 

Urs Wälchli studied finance and economics at the Universität Bern. After working in the financial sector, he joined the Institut für Finanzmanagement in 2001 as an Assistant Professor. He was a visiting scholar at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as well as the Stern School of Business at the New York University. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University between 2011 and 2016. Since 2015, he is a Visiting Professor of Finance at the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester, where he teaches various courses in corporate and entrepreneurial finance.

 

Urs Wälchli was appointed Associate Academic Director of Rochester-Bern Executive Programs in 2015. His current research focuses on the corporate aging phenomenon. He is a coauthor of Handbuch der Bewertung, a standard textbook on firm valuation, as well as the founder of www.teju-finance.com.

 

Urs Wälchli is married with two children.

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