Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they select a program to attend, but the educational experience at business school 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 focus on Campbell Harvey from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Multiple students interviewed by mbaMission described Campbell Harvey (“Global Asset Allocation” and “Emerging Markets Corporate Finance”), known as simply “Cam,” as an “amazing” professor, and one second-year remarked that “he alone should give Fuqua a place in the top ten as a go-to school for finance.” Harvey has published more than 100 scholarly articles, is editor of The Journal of Finance and serves on both the board of directors and the executive committee for the American Finance Association. His hypertextual finance glossary—which includes more than 8,000 entries and 18,000 hyperlinks—has been covered, linked to, and cited by the New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, the Washington Post, CNNMoney, and Yahoo. In addition, Harvey coauthored the book version of The New York Times Dictionary of Money and Investing: The Essential A-to-Z Guide to the Language of the New Market, published in 2002 (Times Books), with Pulitzer Prize–winner Gretchen Morgenson. An alumnus mbaMission interviewed said that Harvey was “one of the best professors I had,” adding that he is “very tough, very brilliant and very good at explaining things.”
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