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William Prado D.B.A.

Professor of Management
Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Business

Ames Hall 104
One Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
Email Address:
802-287-8241; Fax: 802-287-8080

"I enjoy teaching at Green Mountain College. It is tremendously satisfying to help students learn the business skills they'll need to compete and succeed in an increasingly global market. Applying my years of practitioner experience and practical business tools to the job of getting students closer to achieving their's a wonderful opportunity to give something back to the community."

Dr. Prado has over 15 years of practitioner experience, generally in global business and specifically in cross-border risk management and financing (including asset-secured, credit-based, and export financing.) The experience he brings to his students is based on conducting business throughout the world, including in Spanish or French when needed. His background in structured finance, risk management, trade/export financing, tax-based leasing and commercial banking began with five years as an international banker (financing the exports of Fortune 1000 companies), following completion of an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business Management from New York University's Stern School of Business. He also completed a Certificate in Advanced French Studies at The Institute of French Studies while at NYU. Dr. Prado then worked for manufacturers for more than ten years, first financing the international sales of large communication systems, and later financing aircraft and rail product sales.

Dr. Prado's experience as an educator began with guest-lectures in area colleges while still a full-time practitioner. He also taught ground and distance education business courses as an adjunct professor. Soon after being invited to join Green Mountain College's full-time faculty, Dr. Prado became a key team member in the development and implementation of Green Mountain College's M.B.A. in Sustainable Business Program which, together with the M.S. in Environmental Studies Program, marked the first graduate as well as distance education offerings of the college. He was involved in all aspects of the program, including curriculum design, instructional materials development, etc. That experience sparked Dr. Prado's current interest in the development of sustainable business practices that result in competitive advantage for businesses -- and in the role of business education in promoting sustainable business success. Dr. Prado has also been interested in global management issues for many years -and specifically in cross-cultural competence in global business effectiveness (the subject of his doctoral dissertation.)

In addition to his teaching and service interests, Dr. Prado frequently serves as a consultant and as a subject matter expert to colleges, professional organizations, and publishers in the development of business education and certification programs. He has designed curricula, authored instructional materials, and performed accreditation standards audits related to graduate and undergraduate programs in sustainable business and global management, among others. He is a Professor of Management and the Program Director of the B.S. in Business Program.

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses:
Management Theory
Communication Management

Undergraduate Courses:
Personal Financial Planning
Business Law
Global Business

Environmental Liberal Arts Courses:
Personal Financial Planning
Consumer Math
Math in Everyday Life

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