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J.B. Kurish

Emory Executive Education

J.B. Kurish
Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education
Goizueta Business School


J.B. Kurish joined Goizueta Business School in the fall of 2006 as an associate professor in the Practice of Finance. In April 2008, he was named associate dean of the full-time MBA Program. Previously he served as a clinical professor of finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago and as a visiting clinical professor of finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Over the past several years, Kurish’s primary teaching focus has been on applied finance courses such as investment banking and new venture financing. At Goizueta, he has taught the introductory finance course as well as investment banking and mergers and acquisitions.

As an economist and former Wall Street investment banker, Kurish is knowledgeable about a wide array of issues related to the financial markets. In the past several years, he has appeared on television or been quoted in the print media on topics such as financial market and economic conditions, the impact of the Iraqi War, U.S. presidential elections, 9/11, and financial institution mergers. In addition, Kurish is often cited on issues pertaining to the municipal debt market. He is recognized as a leading authority in state and local government financing having served as an expert witness for legal proceedings related to the municipal market and having been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, and Bloomberg Markets.

Earlier in his career, Kurish was director of the Government Finance Research Center of the Government Finance Officers Association. As the director of the GFRC, he directed the public finance research, economic analysis and financial advisory work undertaken by the GFRC. Furthermore, Kurish has authored or co-authored highly praised publications such as “An Elected Official’s Guide to Debt Issuance,” “Competitive V. Negotiated: How to Choose the Method of Sale for Tax-Exempt Bonds,” and “Pricing Bonds in a Negotiated Sale: How to Manage the Process.

Prior to joining GFOA, Kurish was an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston. His activities included day-to-day account coverage, financial structuring, preparing offering documents, pricing and working with credit providers and rating agencies. He is experienced in executing variable and fixed rate financings in oth the tax-exempt and taxable debt markets.

Before beginning his career in the financial services industry, Kurish served as assistant professor of economics, director of graduate business studies, and executive director of the international MBA program at the University of Hartford, Connecticut.

My Sessions

Rethinking the Role of CLO

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This panel discussion will explore the past, present and future of the CLO role and uncover key trends and ideas about where it’s headed. The interactive discussion, moderated by Chief Learning Officer’s editor-in-chief, explores what learning leaders do to prepare for the future as well as what they should stop doing.

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Building a Resilient Learning Organization

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The second conversation of the morning explores how to build an effective learning organization. Moderated by Chief Learning Officer’s editor-in-chief, the conversation will explore the strategies and tactics of a learning organization that delivers results.

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