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André R. Jakurski Professor of Business Administration; Senior Associate Dean for External Relations

Fritz Foley is the André R. Jakurski Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Financial Planning at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining the HBS faculty in 2004, he taught at the University of Michigan Business School. He received a Ph. D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University.

Professor Foley’s research focuses on corporate finance.  He has published papers on investment, capital structure, working capital management, dividend policy, joint ventures, intellectual property, and corporate tax policy.  His work has been funded by grants from a variety of organizations including the National Science Foundation and the World Bank.  He is a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Corporate Finance and International Trade and Investment Programs and has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Economics.

Professor Foley teaches Corporate Financial Operations, a second-year MBA elective course he created.  This course takes a general management perspective on corporate finance, focusing on the activities that chief financial officers perform.  He also Co-Chairs Finance for Senior Executives and has taught in numerous other HBS Executive Education programs. 

In his role as Senior Associate Dean, he works closely with the HBS leadership team on a wide portfolio of activities including multiyear financial planning, resource allocation, risk management, and program evaluation. He has advised firms in technology, biotech, retail, health care, professional services, and other industries on financial matters and strategic choices. He has also served on the boards of several corporate and nonprofit organizations.

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