“I enjoy teaching at Green Mountain College. It is tremendously satisfying to help students learn the financial and management skills needed to succeed in today’s global economy. To apply my years of business experience and practical business tools to the job of helping students achieve their goals…it’s a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community.”
Dr. Prado has over 15 years of practitioner experience, generally in international finance and business -and specifically in cross-border financing (including asset-secured, credit-based, and export financing) and international business. 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 international 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 traditional face-to-face and distance education business courses as an adjunct professor. Soon after being invited to join Green Mountain College’s full-time faculty, Professor 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 business success that flows from social and environmental performance. Dr. Prado has also been interested in international finance and business issues for many years -and specifically in cross-cultural competence in global business effectiveness, the subject of his doctoral dissertation (The Relationship Between Cultural Intelligence and Perceived Environmental Uncertainty).
In addition to his teaching and service interests, Dr. Prado frequently serves as a subject matter expert in the areas of cross-border financing and international business. He also serves as a consultant 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 finance, sustainable business and global management, among others. He is a Professor of Business Management and serves as Dean of Graduate and Online Programs, and as Program Director of the B.S. in Sustainable Business Program, as well as of the Online Bachelor’s Degree Program.
- Management Theory and Practice
- Communication Management
- Business Law
- Global Business
- Management and Leadership
- Operations Management
- Personal Finance
Environmental Liberal Arts Courses:
- Personal Financial Planning
- Consumer Math
- Math in Everyday Life