Gianna Bern

Associate Teaching Professor of Finance and Academic Director, Master of Science in Finance

Gianna  Bern

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After a 25-year career in corporate finance, Gianna Bern joined the Mendoza College of Business faculty at the University of Notre Dame. She is the Academic Director, Master of Science in Finance program (MSF) and an Associate Teaching Professor of finance in the Mendoza College of Business. She teaches in the MSF program and in Notre Dame's undergraduate finance program. Gianna Bern is a founding principal of Chicago-based Brookshire Advisory and Research, Inc. a research and consulting firm focused on the energy sector. Brookshire is a consultant to global corporate clients and investors. Brookshire publishes energy investment research for its clients. 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 corporate finance 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.

Areas of Expertise

International Finance - Capital Markets

Risk Management

Energy Project Finance


MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

BBA, Illinois Institute of Technology


Financial Statement Analysis


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