The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics
Marc Junkunc Associate Professor of Business Administration
Professor Junkunc teaches courses related to entrepreneurship. He has been deeply involved with multiple startups, entrepreneurial ventures and small and mid-sized businesses in various capacities, including founder, CEO, team member, investor, advisor and board director. He started his first business while an MBA student, grew it to profitability and later sold it. For seven years he was on the board of directors of a 90+ year-old family business involved in manufacturing for the aerospace industry, wherein he directed a successful turn-around, management buyout and succession plan. Among many consulting assignments, recently he advised a profitable service and product venture with wholesale, retail, internet and international operations, and he also advises not-for-profit enterprises. Professor Junkunc began his professional career in finance and investment banking in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, primarily with Morgan Stanley & Co, in New York and Los Angeles.
At W&L Professor Junkunc conducts research at the Williams School in areas related to entrepreneurship and innovation. He has done extensive work on venture capital transactions, initial public offerings (IPOs), patents, science-based technology industries, strategic alliances, governance, founders and entrepreneurship in developing countries including venture capital. He is often invited to present research findings at prestigious conferences around the country and internationally. Professor Junkunc has published his research in top management and entrepreneurship academic journals, including Management Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Organizational Research Methods, among others.
Prior to joining W&L, Professor Junkunc had received teaching excellence awards for undergraduate teaching in entrepreneurship at both the University of Miami (FL) and Virginia Tech. At Virginia Tech he was also the Academic Director of the Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and was the founding faculty director of VT’s Innovate Living Learning Community, which he co-launched. His entrepreneurship students have won regional, national and global entrepreneurship competitions and have started many ventures. Professor Junkunc received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School where he also received an MBA. He also holds a Master’s degree in Economics from UCLA and a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley with highest honors.
Ph.D. Global Economics and Management, UCLA Anderson School
M.A. Economics, UCLA
M.B.A. UCLA Anderson School
B.A. Economics, UC Berkeley
Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance, Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Management
BUS 195 – Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME)