Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they choose a business school. However, the educational experience you will have is what is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Today, we focus on Lubos Pastor from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Despite his relatively young age, Lubos Pastor has already received considerable recognition for his research on the stock market and asset management and was once featured among “The Best 40 B-School Profs Under the Age of 40” by Poets&Quants. At Chicago Booth, which Pastor joined in 1999, he is currently the Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance, the Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow, and the co-director of the Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance.
Pastor’s work has been influential, earning him such high-profile accolades as the NASDAQ Award, the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Prize, and the Barclays Global Investors Prize, as well as the McKinsey Award for Excellence and Teaching, two of Chicago Booth’s own Faculty Excellence Awards for MBA Teaching, and the Chicago Booth Phoenix Award, “for greatly enriching the learning experience of the Full-Time MBA Class of 2019.” One student quoted in the Poets&Quants article said “his witty style elevates classroom conversations and facilitates retention of core concepts.” At Chicago Booth, Pastor currently teaches the MBA course “Portfolio Management,” in addition to several executive education courses.
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