D.B.A., Darden School of Business, University of Virginia (1983)
M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1976)
B.B.A., Wake Forest University (1970)
Applied Corporate Finance
Managerial Finance, Cases in Corporate Finance, Corporate Mergers, Leveraged Buyouts & Divestitures
George Kester joined W&L's faculty in 2000. During the summer months, he teaches graduate courses in corporate finance in Slovenia at the University of Ljubljana and in Australia at the University of Melbourne. He has also been a visiting professor at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, University of Banja Luka, National University of Ireland, Galway, University of the South Pacific, Monash South Africa, University of Malaya, and National University of Singapore.
Prior to coming to W&L, he held the William H. Dunkak Chair in Finance at Bucknell University and was a member of the faculty of the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.
His business experience includes president of Financial Analysis Systems, Inc., a computer software and consulting company. He has also been a marketing representative with The Service Bureau Company and held various positions in management accounting, credit analysis and commercial lending with First Union National Bank.
He has led numerous executive seminars and management development programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S. He is a member of the faculty of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association School of Commercial Lending and annually leads seminars sponsored by the Singapore Institute of Management and the University of Ljubljana Centre for Management Development and Training. He has also led programs for the Jakarta Stock Exchange, UniCredit Group, Bank Austria Creditanstalt, Singapore Airlines, Monash South Africa, and other organizations.
He serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Financial Education, Advances in Financial Education, Acta Economica, and Financing.