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Alfred  Mettler

Alfred Mettler

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Finance


Alfred Mettler's principal academic interests are in global banking and finance, the risk management of financial institutions, the global financial architecture, and financial education. Before joining the University of Miami he has held academic positions at the University of Zurich (Switzerland), New York University (NYU), the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), and Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA). He has extensive teaching experience at graduate and undergraduate levels, and has received numerous awards and recognitions. Furthermore Mettler has leading roles in various executive education programs in Europe and the U.S., and he has been instrumental in the design of courses, the development of programs, and the integration of business school curricula.

Mettler has consulted for companies, organizations, and governments. In a broader context, he frequently comments on financial, economic, political, and societal developments in the U.S., Switzerland, and Europe. He regularly gives public speeches and presentations, and he is a frequent contributor to the media (Print, Radio, TV).

Research Interests

Debt/equity financing of corporations; risk management of financial institutions; fintech; comparative analysis of global economic, societal, political and legal developments

Featured Publications

  • The Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on the Cost of Going Public (together with Christoph Kaserer, Stefan Obernberger), in: Business Research, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Dec 2011   

    The time-varying risk of listed private equity (together with Christoph Kaserer, Henry Lahr, Valentin Liebhart), in: Journal of Financial Transformation, #28, 03/2010, p. 87-94  

    Managing in the Global Economy: An integrative concept for a cross-functional MBA cornerstone course, The College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, third quarter 2006, p. 17-27.

    Assessing Learning Levels among Students in the Finance Core (together with P. Eisemann and M. Shrikhande), Journal of Financial Education, Vol. 32, Spring 2006, p. 45-57.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Finance, Miami Herbert Business School, 2017 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Finance, Swiss Finance Institute, 2010 - Present
  • H. Talmage Dobbs, Jr. Professor of Teaching Excellence, Georgia State University, 2015 - 2017
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Finance, Georgia State University, 2007 - 2017
  • Assistant Professor, Finance, Georgia State University, 1998 - 2007
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), 1997 - 1998
  • Assistant Professor, Finance, Swiss Banking Institute, 1996 - 1998
  • Visiting Scholar, Salomon Center, New York University Stern School of Business, 1993 - 1994
  • Senior Research Assistant and Senior Lecturer, Swiss Banking Institute, 1990 - 1995


  • International banking and finance
  • Global financial architecture
  • Fintech applications
  • Credit risk management
  • Derivatives
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Financial Education


  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Zurich, 1990
  • MBA, University of Zurich, 1987

Honors and Awards

  • Appointment: H. Talmage Dobbs, Jr. Chair of Teaching Excellence, Georgia State University, 2015
  • Most Outstanding Professor, PMBA Alpharetta cohort, Georgia State University, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011
  • Faculty Recognition Award for Teaching, Georgia State University, 2011, 2004
  • Crystal Apple MBA Teaching Award, Georgia State University, 2009, 2007
  • Board of Advisors Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Georgia State University, 2008
Alfred  Mettler


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