Florida Gulf Coast University Faculty

Dr. Timothy Smythe

Professor of Finance

FGCU faculty Dr. Timothy Smythe

"An MBA gives you the breadth to be able to understand the operation of a business in a dynamic world."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. – Univ of South Carolina, 1999
  • MBA – George Mason University, 1993
  • B.S. – Furman University, 1985

Career Highlights:

  • Widely published in the mutual fund arena
  • Work has been cited or referenced in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Money, and others
  • Work cited in CBO's investigation for the Dodd Frank Act of 2010
  • Frequently sought out expert for local media

In which online degree program do you teach?

MBA

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    FIN 6406: Financial Management

  • What do you want your students to learn in these courses? What's the takeaway?

    The primary takeaways should be the concepts of time value of money and risk/return and that all actions in a firm should be made with the idea of creating value.

  • What advice would you give to your online students?

    Don’t get behind.

  • What's the value of an MBA for today's professionals?

    An MBA gives you the breadth to be able to understand the operation of a business in a dynamic world.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    Any book by John Bogle.

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know:

    I have lived abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland and Brussels, Belgium and have eight tattoos.

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