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Fogelman College Offers New, Tough, Practical Finance Course with Others to Follow

Fogelman College Offers New, Tough, Practical Finance Course with Others to Follow

Having launched the Customer-driven MBA program that offers a cost-free and stipend-paid rigorous MBA program with guaranteed employment in top Memphis-based companies for high-achieving students (, Dean Dr. Rajiv Grover is ready to move forward with more customer-oriented initiatives.  The Fogelman College is determined to break out of the mold of the typical cookie-cutter business school and its next step in this direction is to offer unique new courses in partnership with the business community. 

The Fogelman College now announces a practical, very useful, and thoroughly relevant new finance course called, “The World of Global Finance.”  This course will be taught by Mr. Ross Glotzbach, a CFA charterholder.  Ross is a vice president at the Memphis financial services firm Southeastern Asset Management.  A native Memphian, Ross is a cum laude 2003 graduate of Princeton University with a major in economics and a certificate in finance.

Dean Grover who conceptualized the course said, “the key objective of this course is for students to learn how Finance ‘works’ at the individual corporation level, nationally and globally.  The course will bring together the students’ knowledge of micro and macro economics, accounting, and finance, to produce a holistic understanding of the real-world of finance.  Much of the course discussion will be derived from questions based on current events as reported in the WSJ, CNBC, Barrons, IBD, etc.” 

Professor Ron Spahr, the head of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, said, “Ross is uniquely qualified to teach this course.  It is rare to find a person who is competent to teach the practical ramifications of events that affect the integrated and complex financial world.”  “I am humbled by this opportunity and I’m really excited about teaching this course,” said Ross.  “Students should learn more about real work issues than what is in the textbooks, so they won’t have to start learning it on their first day of work.”

Other courses based on the same philosophy are being conceptualized.  Are you a Mid-South industry executive or expert who would like to contribute to the development of the next generation of business leaders?  Would you like to teach or co-teach a truly relevant course in The Fogelman College that will help make our students ready to add value in industry from day-one?  Then contact Dean Rajiv Grover at or phone him at (901) 678-3633.

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