Jacob Miller

Professor of Analytics and Finance

"I would like students to understand that competency comes from mastery, not just a passing familiarity, of the tools and frameworks within strategy. Once you develop a mastery of the tools, you can select the right frameworks and approach that is suitable for your organization's challenges and situation."

Degrees Held:

  • MBA Analytical Consulting – Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, 2010
  • B.S. in Economics – Southern Utah University, 2003

Career Highlights:

  • Worked in many countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia, and lived outside the United States for six years. Fluent in English and Portuguese.
  • Focuses on the intersection of strategy and quantitative analysis
  • Primary academic research includes international criminal activity on the dark web

In which online degree program do you teach?

MBA – Leadership

  • Which class do you teach online?

    Global Strategy

  • What do you want students in your courses to learn? What is the learning outcome or objective?

    I would like students to understand that competency comes from mastery, not just a passing familiarity, of the tools and frameworks within strategy. Once you develop a mastery of the tools, you can select the right frameworks and approach that is suitable for your organization's challenges and situation.

  • Why did you start teaching?

    I was looking for a career shift and I have always loved education. I love how I can combine my experience and skillset with teaching.

  • What advice would you give to those considering the online MBA program?

    Don't just jump through the hoops. Some of the most powerful and lasting lessons are found in the subtleties, and we work hard to provide that depth.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

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