ACADEMIC AREA Finance AREAS OF EXPERTISE Capital Markets, Derivative Securities, Insider Trading, Investment Portfolio Management, Options , Stocks and Bonds, Valuation in Financial BiographyPublicationsCoursesCase Studies Education: A.B., Rutgers College; MBA, University of Connecticut; D.B.A., Indiana University; CFARobert M. Conroy is the J. Harvie Wilkinson, Jr., Professor of Business Administration. Currently he serves as Chair of the full-time MBA Program at the Darden School of Business. In the past he has also served as the Associate Dean for MBA Education and directed the international efforts of the Tayloe Murphy Center, an academic center at Darden, which develops and promotes relationships with Virginia businesses, fosters international educational and corporate partnerships, encourages the growth of Virginia businesses, supports economic development and conducts research. A professor in the Finance area, Conroy has published numerous articles and authored many cases on capital markets. In addition he has been recognized by the MBA classes of 1999, 2003 and 2004 with the Outstanding Faculty Award. He teaches courses on Corporate Finance, Valuation in Financial Markets and Derivative Securities.He is a CFA charter holder since 1996. From 1999-2006 he served on the MBA Program Committee at the Stockholm School of Economics. He has taught as a visiting professor at the International University of Japan in Niigata (1991, 1995, 1997 and 1999), IESE Business School in Spain (2004, 2006, 2008), and Helsinki School of Economics (1996). Much of Conroy's recent research focuses on Japanese financial markets. Before coming to Darden in 1988, Conroy taught at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.Selected PublicationsBruner, Robert, Robert Conroy and Scott Snell. "The Development of General Managers Capabilities in a Global Economy," in Leadership Development for a Global World, Jori Canals Editor (2012).Harris, Robert S. and Robert M. Conroy. "Estimating Capital Costs: Practical Implementation of Theory's Insights," in Capital Structure and Corporate Financing Decisions: Theory, Evidence, and Practice,(Robert W. Kolb Series), H. Kent Baker and Gerald S. Martin, Editors, Wiley, May 2011, 191-210.Selected BooksConroy, Robert M. and Alistair Byrne. Portfolio Management: An Overview. CFA Institute, 2011.MBA CoursesDerivative Securities: Options and Futures Valuation in Financial Markets EquitiesExecutive Education CoursesThe Executive Program: Strategic Leadership at the TopAdvancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.Robert M. Conroy's cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.