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Bruce Foerster’s Teaching History

While pursuing an investment banking career since 1972, I have been fortunate to be able to give back to the next generation of investment bankers through teaching. 

This effort commenced in 1978 at the New York University (“NYU”) Leonard Stern School of Business MBA program (co-sponsored by the New York District of the Securities Industry Association) where I taught a three-hour session entitled “Syndicate and the New Issue Market” as part of the Investment Banking course for six years and became the course administrator from 1981 to 1983.

From 1984 to 1995 I gave an annual three-hour lecture entitled “Primary Capital Markets and the New Issue Process” to 30 select Deutsche Bank investment bankers as part of a four-month program under the auspices of NYU.

After moving to Miami in 1995, I started teaching at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, Hough Graduate School of Business, in 1996.

From 1996 until 2005 I created and taught a three-hour course in the MBA program entitled “Investment Banking” with over 40 Wall Street professionals as guest lecturers. 

In 2008 I created a four-hour course entitled “Capitalism” (now in its 11th year) which I teach in the MSF program. I also mentor MSF candidates and give a series of seven 90-minute sessions on select investment banking topics.

Three years of heading panels on primary capital markets as a Trustee of the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School in the early 1980s, a one-off lecture on investment banking at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business (MBA program) in 1998, a panelist on mergers & acquisitions at a Business Week-sponsored event at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 1984 and four annual lectures at the University of Miami School of Law’s securities course entitled “The Anatomy of an Initial Public Offering” from 1978-to-1981 round out my teaching portfolio.