EMBA Faculty: Ben Sopranzetti
Professor Ben Sopranzetti teaches a capstone course, linking Business and Financial Strategy. One of the key differentiators between an EMBA and a traditional MBA is that MBAs specialize in and are hired to fulfill a specific functional role within a firm, whereas EMBAs are hired to drive revenues and enhance cash flows. This course takes direct aim at this crucial skill by providing a holistic exploration of how C-level executives manage the entire balance sheet, rather than just assets, in order to drive revenues by creating and sustaining comparative advantages in their product market. Even the most forward-thinking and innovative business strategies are worthless if the firm doesn't have access to the funds to implement them.
Professor Sopranzetti is widely regarded as a master teacher and is a veteran of our Asian Executive MBA Programs. His deep industry knowledge and his engaging and dynamic teaching style garnered him sixteen awards for Excellence in Teaching. In 2008, Professor Sopranzetti was selected by Business Week as one of their twenty-one Favorite Professors.