Background

George Pinteris, clinical assistant professor and academic director of theSpecialized 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

  • Corporate Finance

Education

  • PhD, Economics from the University of Illinois
  • MS,  Economics from the University of Illinois
  • BA, University of Athens

Courses

  • BUSFIN 4213 - Corporate Finance III

    Corporate finance theories as they relate to spinoffs, restructuring, and bankruptcy. Prereq: 4201, 4211 (721), 4221 (722), 4230 (723), 4250 (Econ 520), 4260 (726), and BusMHR 2292 (BusAdm 499.01). Not open to students with credit for 721.

  • BUSFIN 4214 - Corporate Finance IV

    A capstone course that allows students to apply their skills and knowledge developed in earlier courses to action-based corporate finance case studies. Prereq or concur: 4213 and BusMHR 2291 (BusAdm 499.01). Not open to students with credit for 721.

  • BUSFIN 6220 - Financial Analysis and Valuation

    Fundamental techniques for financial analysis such as time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting and investment criteria, financial accounting, and an introduction to financial derivatives. Prereq: Enrollment in SMB-Finance program. Not open to students with credit for 860.

  • BUSFIN 6226 - Finance Consulting Practicum

    Action-based course providing students in the Specialized Masters Finance the opportunity to practice analytical and soft skills through working with professionals on finance projects. Prereq: Enrollment in SMB-Finance program. Not open to students with credit for 865.

  • BUSFIN 7210 - Corporate Financing

    Advanced valuation skills and theories and applications in capital structure and security issuance. Prereq or concur: MBA 6223, or enrollment in SMB-Finance program.

  • BUSFIN 7212 - Mergers and Acquisitions

    Advanced theories of and applications in the areas of corporate control and governance and mergers and acquisitions. Prereq or concur: 7210, 7220, and 7230; or MBA 6223; or 810 and BusFin 811. Not open to students with credit for 821.

  • BUSFIN 6225 - Core Capstone Projects - SMF

    This is a capstone, action-based course for students in the Specialized Masters - Finance (SMF) program offered in the first semester of the program. The course aims at providing SMF students with a structured environment to practice analytical and soft skills acquired throughout the program's core courses. Prereq: Enrollment in SMB-Finance program.

  • BUSFIN 7238 - Valuation Analysis

    This is a customized course for students in the MBA program and is an extension of the MBA 6223 course taken in the autumn semester. The course will review standard methodologies for valuing firms and equity. These techniques are widely used by analysts in investment banking and equity research. Prereq: MBA 6223, or enrollment in SMB-Finance program.