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Neil G. Cohen

Neil G. Cohen

Title: Associate Professor of Finance

Department: Finance

Address: Funger Hall, Suite 501B

Phone: (202) 994-7276


Curriculum vitae: CV

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Degrees: D.B.A., Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

M.B.A., University of Michigan

Area of Expertise: Corporate Financial Management, Personal Financial Advising, Portfolio Management, Case Study Teaching, Distance/Online Learning Packages

Publications: Obstacles to Trade, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness: Ten Case Studies on Balkan Businesses.

Editorial Positions: Editorial Board-Case Research Journal

Professional Activities: Management Development Programs-Financial Decision Making for General Managers

Current Research: Online Learning (Distance Education) Works!; Classroom Dynamics: Surveillance and Analysis

Grants: Fulbright Scholar - Budapest, Hungary

Other: Cohen specializes in case-study teaching where students “learn by doing.” He uses this pedagogy in the B.B.A., M.B.A., Executive M.B.A., and M.S. in Finance programs, and in short courses for managers. He was surprised and pleased to find that this active teaching/learning approach succeeds in on-line courses he designed and taught.

He wrote one of the first books combining computerized spreadsheets and financial analysis. He was the impresario for a casebook “Obstacles to Trade, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness” about businesses in the Balkan states. His manuscript “Personal Financial Advising” is used to train professional personal financial advisors.

He leads management development programs for such companies as ABB Prague, Coca-Cola Moscow, Creditanstaldt, Kraft Jacobs Suchard, Hungarian Oil & Gas Company, US Steel-Slovakia, and Oracle, as well as open programs in Croatia and Latvia.