Mendoza School of Business

Gianna Bern

Teaching Professor of Finance and Academic Director, Master of Science in Finance
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  • Biography
  • Background
  • Books
  • Presentations
  • Awards

After a 25-year career in corporate finance and capital markets, Gianna Bern joined the Mendoza College of Business faculty at the University of Notre Dame. She is in her second term as the Academic Director, Master of Science in Finance program (MSF) and is aTeaching Professor of finance. She teaches in the MSF program, the undergraduate finance program, and the MBA program. Gianna Bern is a founding principal of the former Brookshire Advisory and Research, Inc. a Chicago-based research and consulting firm focused on the energy sector. Brookshire was a consultant to global corporate clients and investors. Gianna Bern is a former Senior Director, Fitch Ratings' Corporate Finance Latin America group focused on Oil, Gas, and Utilities. Prior to that, she managed a $2.1 billion commercial lease portfolio for a large commercial lessor. She has held managerial positions at BP Plc and Amoco Oil in energy economics, market analytics, and risk management. She began her career at Continental Bank (now part of Bank of America). In 2011, Gianna Bern authored the business textbook, Investing in Energy: A Primer on the Economics of the Energy Industry (Wiley/ Bloomberg Financial Series). Gianna Bern is an occasional commentator on global energy markets on Bloomberg Television, BBC Radio, PBS, and quoted in the Wall Street Journal. She is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding MSF Professor of the Year award.

MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
BBA, Illinois Institute of Technology

Areas of Expertise
International Finance - Capital Markets
Risk Management
Energy Project Finance

Financial Statement Analysis
Multinational Financial Management
"Investing in Energy: A Primer on the Economics of the Energy Industry", Wiley & Sons (Bloomberg Financial Series), 2011

"Have Recent Increases in Crude Oil prices Resulted in Increased Investment in the Energy Sector?", Universidad de Los Andes, International Conference on Financial Markets, 2018
"2018 Outstanding MSF Professor Award", Notre Dame MSF Program, 2018