C. Fritz Foley is the Andre R. Jakurski Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean (SAD) for External Relations. As SAD, Foley works with ER to enhance alumni engagement, expand opportunities for lifelong learning, and develop fundraising efforts that advance the School’s priorities while deepening its global impact.
Foley previously served as Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Financial Planning, working closely with HBS CFO Richard P. Melnick in advising Dean Datar and former Dean Nohria on the School’s finances, and he continues to participate in the budget process, the multiyear financial planning process, and numerous other financial processes. He also chaired the Network and Community track of the Dean’s Digital Transformation Task Force, which was focused on exploring opportunities to educate and connect our alumni as lifelong learners.
Foley’s research focuses on corporate finance and the role of the CFO, and he currently teaches Corporate Financial Operations, a second-year MBA elective course he created. He also co-chairs Finance for Senior Executives and has taught in numerous other HBS Executive Education programs. Foley is also a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Corporate Finance and International Trade and Investment Programs, and has published papers on investment, capital structure, working capital management, dividend policy, joint ventures, intellectual property, and corporate tax policy.
Prior to joining the HBS faculty in 2004, Foley 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.