Dr. Cris de la Torre, Professor


"I want students to get an appreciation on how finance can help manage a company."

Degrees Held:

  • JD – University of Colorado School of Law, 1996
  • PhD in Finance – University of Texas at Austin, 1990
  • MBA in Finance – University of Texas at El Paso, 1982
  • BS in Civil Engineering – University of Notre Dame, 1979

Career Highlights:

Taught in Prague 2013, 2017

In which online degree program do you teach?


  • Which classes do you teach online?

    Foundations of Finance, Financial Management

  • What do you want students to learn in these courses? What is the expected learning outcome?

    To get an appreciation on how finance can help manage a company.

  • Why did you start teaching?

    I started teaching in the summer of 1985 when I was a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin.

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

    Something from F. Scott Fitzgerald.

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

    I have been married twice – to the same woman.

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