Portrait of James Mills
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  • Degrees
    PhD, University of Oregon
  • Research Interests
    Corporate finance, Risk management, Commercial banking, Financial engineering

As an international consultant, James Mills is always creating new and innovative approaches to teaching risk management. 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 19 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. 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.


Financial Strategy & Valuation
Introduction to Risk Management
Asset Management Practicum
Financial Derivatives
Real Options