Professor Profiles: George Geis, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they choose an MBA program to attend, but the educational experience itself is what 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 profile George Geis at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

George GeisGeorge T. Geis (“Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation”) has been voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year five times while at UCLA Anderson and currently serves as faculty director of the school’s Executive Mergers and Acquisitions Program. Geis is also the editor of a Web site that provides analysis of mergers and acquisitions deals in technology, media, and communications ( and writes a mergers and acquisitions blog ( One alumnus described him to mbaMission as an experienced investor and a funny and credible guy. The graduate added that he had very much enjoyed the guest speakers Geis brought to class, as well as the strategic analysis of the board game industry, covered in a case discussion about the game Trivial Pursuit. In 2012, Geis received a teaching excellence award in the full-time MBA program, as voted on by second years.

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