Since virtually all business decisions have a financial dimension, an understanding of the financial implications of a decision is crucial for effective management. Our program, ranked No. 12 in the country by College Factual, helps Finance students develop a problem-solving, decision analysis framework centered around value creation and serving the consumer.
Financial planner and wealth consultant in industry as well as private practice. Experimenting with value-creation in client work that involves "client best interest" which means providing second opinions on products and strategies that others "sell" to clients.
Graduated from Trinity College in 1979 with a Bachelors Degree in Economics. Graduated from Washington University, St. Louis with a Masters and Ph.D. in Economics with fields in Monetary Theory and Finance. Masters Degree granted in 1981. Ph.D. granted in 1983. Assistant Professor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, 1983-1987.
Peter Nigro has a few teaching principals – no lectures, no textbooks, no raising of hands. “In my class,” he said, “we use the Wall Street Journal and it’s a dialogue. I am known as a hard teacher. You come to class prepared.”
Nigro was trained as a labor economist and got into banking by luck. Working in Washington, D.C.
Jack Trifts has had a distinctive career as a researcher and academic administrator but there’s one venue he enjoys the most: the classroom.
“The heart of great education, and a Bryant education, is a close and active relationship between students and faculty,” Trifts says, “with faculty lecturing less and coaching more.
Dr. Ying (Cathy) Zheng is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department. She is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder. Dr. Zheng received her PhD in International Finance from University of South Carolina. Her teaching interests include international financial management, global corporate valuation, global finance.