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George Pinteris


George Pinteris, clinical assistant professor and academic director of the Specialized Master in Finance program, served since 2006 as academic director of Master of Science in Finance at the University of Illinois, where he advised 132 full-time students and implemented an innovative, team-based entry-term curriculum.

He has taught courses in corporate finance at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Pinteris was highly involved in establishing and participating in student academic challenges, including the annual James A. Gentry Case Competition in Corporate Finance and the MSF Investment Challenge.

In addition, he initiated corporate partnerships, post-summer technical training and helped to raise the total number of enrolled students by 45 percent.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Finance


  • PhD, Economics from the University of Illinois
  • MS,  Economics from the University of Illinois
  • BA, University of Athens
Fin 821 - Advanced Corporate Finance

This is a capstone course in Corporate Finance that provides students the opportunity to
develop advanced skills to analyze complex corporate financial transactions. The course
is particularly useful to students interested in a career in corporate finance in a public or
private company, investment banking, or corporate consulting.

Fin 860 - Financial Management

Corporate Finance is at the core of financial analysis. This area of finance studies financial decisions made within firms of any type, start-up or large-cap, private or public, domestic or multinational. This course covers fundamental techniques for financial analysis around three key financial decisions faced by every firm: the investment, financing, and payout decisions.