Andrew T. Carr, MBA, MA

Andrew CarrAssistant Professor of Business and Finance, Chair of Business, Finance, Marketing and MBA Programs

Office Location: Dunham Hall 229
Email Address: acarr@aurora.edu

Teaching Philosophy
I am a strategy, finance, general management and leadership development executive with more than 20 years of expertise in initiating, leading and delivering cross-functional transformational business and nonprofit solutions. I have experience teaching in the traditional face-to-face, blended and online platforms at the graduate and undergraduate levels. I believe that to be most effective as an instructor, one must facilitate student learning in a forum that is interactive and collaborative and that promotes problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Much like a coach, I apply a wide variety of strategies and mediums to motivate and provide encouragement throughout the process to promote positive learning: including leveraging my past work experiences to connect the scholastic concepts in ways which allows the learner to understand them better and to have break-through moments.

Education
MBA, Finance – University of Chicago
MA, Economics – University of Illinois at Springfield
BB, Finance – Western Illinois University


Areas of Specialization
Economics
Finance
Leadership Development
Management
Not-For-Profit Management and Relationship Management

Courses Taught
Economics, Business, Macro and Micro
Finance, Corporate and Principles
Entrepreneurship
International Business
Management
Marketing
Nonprofit Organization Leadership and Management
Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Project Management

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Contributing-Author: What I Wished I Had Known Earlier in My Career, Vol. I

Reviewer: Edwards’ My Business Plan Book, 1st Edition