The intimate size of the MSF program offers lots of flexibility, both in terms of scheduling and academic interest. While the program can be completed in as little as nine months, roughly half of our students study part-time while maintaining an existing career. Program directors work closely with students to tailor a curriculum that fits both their interests and their schedule.
New research in a study from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah found that CEOs who receive higher incentive pay often lead their companies to decreased financial performance. Specifically, the study discovered that the highest paid CEOs earn significantly lower stock returns for up to three years.
Additionally, CEOs with an average compensation of more than $20 million are linked to an average yearly loss of $1.4 billion for their organizations.
It’s an intriguing premise for a book: Pack three economist buddies into a car for a cross-country road trip to explore how small businesses function in far-flung locales, and extract some lessons valuable to all manner of executives and entrepreneurs in the process.
Kent H. Cannon recently joined after 30 years in the insurance and financial services industry. Kent will serve as a professional in residence to enhance the student’s classroom experience with project based consulting experiences in the professional community.
David L. Anderson is Professional in Residence in the Master of Finance program. He has spent 24 years in investment banking during which he did transactions in over 25 countries. In the course of his career he has had extensive experience leading complex international transactions, often of a highly sensitive political nature including dealings in Southern America, Asia, and Europe.