International Financial Strategy
By Professor Ben Sopranzetti
Vice Chair, Finance & Economics Department
About the Professor:
Dr. Ben Sopranzetti is a Professor of Finance and Vice Chairman of the Department of Finance and Economics at Rutgers Business School. He received his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. He has over 25 years of international experience in building, valuing, and selling business enterprises. He is an expert in the area of Business Valuation, Investment Banking, Financial Strategy and Financial Negotiations. Professor Sopranzetti is widely respected as a master teacher, and has an outstanding reputation for designing and delivering innovative programs for financial institutions and corporate clients. He is particularly well regarded for his cutting-edge work on valuation, mergers and acquisitions, cross-cultural negotiations and high-level executive training.
About the subject:
One of the key differentiators between an EMBA and a traditional MBA is that MBAs specialize in and are hired to fulfill a specific functional role within a firm, whereas EMBAs are hired to drive revenues and enhance cash flows. This course takes direct aim at this crucial skill by providing a holistic exploration of how C-level executives manage the entire balance sheet, rather than just assets, in order to drive revenues by creating and sustaining comparative advantages in their product market. Even the most forward-thinking and innovative business strategies are worthless if the firm doesn’t have access to the funds to implement them.
Professor Sopranzetti is widely regarded as a master teacher and is a veteran of our Asian Executive MBA Programs. His deep industry knowledge and his engaging and dynamic teaching style garnered him sixteen awards for Excellence in Teaching. In 2008, Professor Sopranzetti was selected by Business Week as one of their 21 Favorite Professors