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Lawrence Schrenk

Assistant Professor Department of Finance and Real Estate

Professor Schrenk teaches courses on corporate finance, personal finance, personal wealth management, and international finance, including an online versions of several. His research interests are in executive compensation and corporate governance, capital budgeting and real option valuation, and financial ethics. He has consulted for Fortune 500 firms, developing real option valuation models in energy and biotechnology. Specializations: Corporate Finance, Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance, Real Options, and Financial Ethics


Ph. D., Finance, University of Maryland, College Park, 2001 MBA/MS Finance, University of Maryland, College Park, 1995 BA, University of Michigan, 1978

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KSB - Finance and Real Estate
Kogod - 48
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Executive compensation, risk management, real options, financial ethics, personal finance, wealth management

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Lawrence P. Schrenk received his PhD in finance from the University of Maryland–College Park in 2001. His research interests focus on corporate finance, including corporate policies (e.g., capital structure), incentive issues (e.g., managerial behavior, compensation, and agency problems), capital budgeting methodologies (e.g., real option analysis), and financial ethics. He has taught a variety of courses in economics and finance, including introductory finance and economics, corporate finance, investments, international finance, security valuation, risk management, and derivative securities. Most recently he has developed online versions of introductory finance and personal finance, as well as a course in personal wealth management to teach advanced money management techniques to students at American University's Kogod School of Business.

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