Rustam Abuzov

Assistant Professor
Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
FOB 169
90 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
B.Sc. and M.Sc., Higher School of Economics (Russia) 2012, 2014
Ph.D., Swiss Finance Institute and HEC Lausanne (Switzerland), 2021

Rustam is an assistant professor at the Darden School of Business in the Finance area. His research interests lie in venture capital, private equity, and financial intermediation. His work has been presented at leading academic conferences, such as the American Finance Association, the SFS Cavalcade North America, and the European Finance Association, and has been featured in news outlets such as Institutional Investor and Canadian Investment Review.

At Darden, Rustam teaches "Financial Management and Policies." Before that, he taught courses in finance at HEC Lausanne, where he received a Ph.D. in Finance. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford GSB. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, Rustam worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young.

GBUS 7252: Financial Management and Policies
Credits: 3
This corporate-finance course focuses on corporate policy and the tactics that increase the value of the corporation. The course starts by stressing how managers interface with the capital markets to learn the return required by the firm's different investors. This required return, or cost of capital, is used later as the key variable to assess whether capital-investment proposals can create value for stakeholders. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden students.

2016-2017 Swiss Finance Institute PhD Program Fellowship

2012-2013 Oxford Russia Fund Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievements