■ Drucker Faculty ■
James Mills
Clinical Professor of Finance
James Mills, Visiting Professor of Finance & Financial Engineering Program Co-Academic Director
Ph.D. University of Oregon



Teaching Interests and Areas of Expertise

Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Commercial Banking, Financial Engineering

Current Research Interests

As an international consultant, Professor Mills is always creating new and innovative approaches to teaching risk management.


Professor Mills served on the faculty of the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) for 25 years and was a co-director of the Thunderbird International Banking Institute. He also has been active in consulting and training internationally for both non-financial corporations and commercial banks over the last 25 years. He consults and teaches corporate courses in the areas of treasury management, asset/liability management and financial risk management. He formerly sat on the board of ING Direct where he chaired the Risk Oversight and Investment Committee of the Board. He spent nineteen years on the Board of Directors of First Arizona Savings and Loan. He is an ex-officio member of the investment board of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Professor Mills is a clinical professor of finance and co-director of the Master's of Science of Financial Engineering Program at the Drucker School of Management.


Professor Mills teaches the Financial Derivatives class, a core course for Financial Engineering students. He also recently taught an elective course in Multi-National Corporate Finance


MGT339 Financial Derivatives
MGT402 Asset Management Practicum
MGT476 Real Options
MGT391 Introduction to Risk Management


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