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Professor Profiles: Nejat Seyhun, Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand, but the educational experience itself is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we focus on Nejat Seyhun from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Known for his work in breaking the story on backdating options for corporate executives in 2006, Nejat Seyhun (“Options and Futures in Corporate Decision Making”) was praised by a second-year student with whom we spoke not only for his technical expertise but also for his willingness to regularly share his thoughts on current events with students. In fact, Seyhun takes the first ten minutes of each class to engage in a dialogue on what is making news in finance and how it could affect his students—whether it be the government bailout packages or new regulations. Added the second-year student we interviewed, these discussions “make the class interesting and relevant.”

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