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MBA, D.B.A., Harvard University
Bob Bruner is University Professor at the University of Virginia, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, and Dean Emeritus of the Darden Graduate Business School. He has also held visiting appointments at Harvard and Columbia Universities in the United States, and at INSEAD in France, and IESE in Spain. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books on finance, management, and teaching-and has won several teaching awards. Currently, he teaches and writes in finance and management.
As a financial economist, Bruner is best known for his research on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and financial panics. His books, Case Studies in Finance(with Kenneth Eades and Michael Schill, now in its eighth edition), Deals from Hell and Applied Mergers and Acquisitions, have helped numerous practitioners and students toward successful transactions. His book published in 2007, The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market's Perfect Storm, with Sean D. Carr, attracted wide attention for its discussion of the underpinnings of financial crises. He has served on the boards of various for-profit and non-profit organizations. In 2011, Bruner led a global task force of deans for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business that produced a comprehensive review of global management education. The resulting book-length report, The Globalization of Management Education, urged educational leaders to rise to the challenges of globalization. He is the author and co-author of over 300 teaching case studies. He comments on life, business and current events in his blog. He also tweets regularly on his Twitter account.
As dean of the Darden School from 2005 to 2015, Bruner chartered or led a series of initiatives that prompted the revision of Darden's residential MBA program, launched Darden's EMBA and GEMBA programs, raised the profile of admitted students, led the top talent hiring of new faculty and staff, improved the diversity of the Darden community, raised over $165 million in new funds, and saw Darden's rankings rise to the Top 10 of U.S. schools. From 2007 to 2009, Bruner served as member of the board of directors of the Graduate Management Admission Council, which administers the GMAT entrance exam for business schools. And from 2009 to 2011, he chaired the board of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of 15 leading American business schools and over 100 top corporations in the United States that aims to enhance diversity in business education and leadership. He has served on the boards of various nonprofit organizations, including the Darden School Foundation and two for-profit corporations. In 2012, Poets & Quants and CNNMoney/ Fortune named him " Dean of the Year."
For more information and copies of his papers and essays, visit his website. A native of Chicago, Bruner received a B.A. from Yale University in 1971 and the M.B.A. and D.B.A. degrees from Harvard University in 1974 and 1982, respectively.