Webinar: Teaching the Integrating Role of the Finance Function in Global Business Management

Teaching the Integrating Role of the Finance Function in Global Business Management

In this webinar, we will discuss a framework for teaching the integrating role of the finance function in the management of a global business. We will introduce and discuss two diagrams, corporate strategic framework diagram and free cash flow diagram, which we have used in the context of a global management simulation game, and demonstrate specific examples of their use in the classroom.

Key Takeaways:
1. The hierarchical relationship of corporate strategy, operating strategy, and financial strategy.
2. Free cash flow as an important indicator of the operating performance of a firm.
3. The potential benefits of management simulations in teaching global business management.

May 19, 2022

11:00 AM Eastern Time 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Hakan Saraoglu is Professor of Finance at Bryant University.  He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey.  He teaches international financial management and investments courses at Bryant University.  His research interests are in international finance, portfolio management, financial modeling, and machine learning applications in finance.


His research articles have appeared in Financial Analysts Journal, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Journal of Financial Planning, The Journal of Finance and Data Science, and Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management among others. Saraoglu received the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award in 2000, the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999, both at Bryant University, and the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1993 at Michigan State University. He was named a W.B. and Candace Thoman Fellow in 1992 and was the recipient of the Homer Higbee Award for International Educational Exchange in 1994 at Michigan State University.


Saraoglu has been actively involved in the internationalization of the business curriculum at Bryant University and served as a member of the University’s International Business Program Steering Committee. He was on the program committee for the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business and was a track chair for the 2004 Northeast U.S.A. Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business.