George PinterisAssociate Professor-Clinical
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 ExpertiseCorporate Finance
- Corporate Finance
- PhD, Economics from the University of Illinois
- MS, Economics from the University of Illinois
- BA, University of Athens
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: MBA 6223, and BusFin 7210, concur: 7220 or 7230; or enrollment in SMB-Finance program.
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.
BUSFIN 4250H - Honors Global Finance
In this class, we are going to look at the interconnections that link international financial markets and their implications for firms. We will develop a simple model that will help you understand the relationship between the financial markets and macroeconomic policies and the business environment in which firms operate. Prereq: A CPHR of of 3.5 or above, and admission to the Finance Honors Program.
BUSFIN 6221 - Economics for Financial Analysts
Principles of how individuals and firms make financial decisions, how financial markets work, and how financial managers make decisions under different forms of industry structure. Prereq: Enrollment in SMB-Finance program. Not open to students with credit for 861.
MBA 6243 - Organizations, Markets and Management
Microeconomics from a management and organizational perspective, developing a framework grounded in the fundamentals of economic theory. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA or WPMBA program, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 6241 or 812.
BUSFIN 4211H - Honors Corporate Finance
The course introduces students to key concepts in financial management, including capital budgeting, the valuation of projects and companies, methods for determining the cost of capital, capital structure and payout policies, securities issuance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Prereq: Admission to the Finance Honors Program, and a CPHR of 3.5 or above.