The faculty at Fuqua is a highlight of the MBA experience. We have a number of thought leaders in a variety of different industries who all bring a unique perspective to the classroom. Our faculty are involved in the community outside of the classroom as well, partaking in club events, lunch and learns, Fuqua Fridays, and much more!
Here are a few of my favorite professors that I had the chance to experience during my time at Fuqua.
Gavan Fitzsimons – Marketing
One of the most well-known professors at Fuqua, Gavan teaches a class favorited by many second-year students called Consumer Behavior. This class, and much of Gavin’s research, focuses on understanding the way consumers are influenced subconsciously. His Consumer Behavior class gives students the opportunity to learn about his past and current research and in each class, students are challenged to develop business applications of said research. It is an extremely unique learning environment and a class that sticks with students as a highlight of their Fuqua experience.
Aaron “Ronnie” Chatterji – Strategy
Ronnie previously worked as a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors and ran for Treasurer of North Carolina this year. He has taken his interest and experience in politics and developed a course that addresses the intersection of business with social and political issues. His Advanced Corporate Strategy course is now seen as a must-take by most students and is focused on “preparing you for your last job, not your first.” Students view it as one of the most thought-provoking and essential courses to help prepare for future leadership roles.
David Robinson – Finance
David serves as a scientific advisor to the Swedish House of Finance in Stockholm, the Private Equity Research Council, and the Private Capital Research Institute. He’s also involved with the Private Equity club here at Fuqua and is extremely available to students interested in this space. As a leader in the fields of private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial finance, David teaches a number of finance courses at Fuqua. I was lucky to have him as a professor for Venture Capital & Private Equity—a topic I had very little experience in prior to the class. David is an extremely knowledgeable and personable presenter, and his sense of humor makes the content of the course more relatable and easier to retain. Not to mention, he is truly an expert in his field.