John Schweers

Adjunct Faculty, Finance

B.A., English, Tulane University
M.B.A., Finance, University of Wisconsin

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John Schweers' responsibilities have included worldwide treasury operations, commercial and investment banking relationships, risk and tax management responsibilities, and foreign exchange and investment management. Recently retired as a senior consultant of DeMarche Associates, Inc., an investment consulting firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, Schweers has been an adjunct faculty member for more than 15 years, having taught most of the classes offered by the Finance Department.

Fall 2017 Courses
Fall 2017 Courses
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ACCT 705 - 201 Financial Statement Analysis - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 419
Description of course Financial Statement Analysis : CRN: 43034
THIS SECTION IS FOR MBA STUDENTS ONLY. This course will develop a student’s skill and confidence in the reading and interpretation of corporate financial statements and footnote disclosures. This course will further develop a student’s financial analysis skills by introducing the student to the use of fundamental ratio analysis, forecasting techniques, and preliminary valuation concepts. -- Prerequisites: ACCT 601.
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ACCT 705 - 701 Financial Statement Analysis - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 419
Description of course Financial Statement Analysis : CRN: 43035
THIS SECTION IS FOR MSA STUDENTS ONLY. This course will develop a student’s skill and confidence in the reading and interpretation of corporate financial statements and footnote disclosures. This course will further develop a student’s financial analysis skills by introducing the student to the use of fundamental ratio analysis, forecasting techniques, and preliminary valuation concepts.
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FINC 321 - 01 Financial Management M - W - - - - 0915 - 1055 SCH 302
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 42880 4 Credit Hours
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210, STAT 220 (or MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and Sophomore standing
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FINC 321 - 02 Financial Management M - W - - - - 1115 - 1255 SCH 302
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 42881 4 Credit Hours
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210, STAT 220 (or MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and Sophomore standing
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J-Term 2018 Courses
J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses
Spring 2018 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
FINC 321 - 01 Financial Management M - W - - - - 0915 - 1055 SCH 301
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 21824 4 Credit Hours
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210, STAT 220 (or MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and Sophomore standing
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FINC 321 - 02 Financial Management M - W - - - - 1115 - 1255 SCH 301
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 21825 4 Credit Hours
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210, STAT 220 (or MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and Sophomore standing
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2000 - present)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of St. Mary's, Minneapolis (2004 - 2015)
  • Senior Consultant, DeMarche Associates, Inc., Overland Park (1998 - 2011)
  • Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Jeffery Sloccum and Associates, Inc, Minneapolis (1995 - 1998)
  • Treasurer, Donaldson Company Inc, Minneapolis (1987 - 1995)
  • Assistant Treasurer, American Standard, Inc,, New York (1984 - 1987)
  • Treasurer, The Trane Company, LaCrosse (1977 - 1984)
  • Unknown, Texas Instruments, Dallas (1972 - 1977)

Professional Service
  • Franciscan Sisters of St. Paul,
  • Indian and Land Tenure Foundation,
  • McNeely Foundation,
  • Metropolitan Council Investment Review,
  • Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet,

Public Service
  • Franciscan Sisters of St. Paul Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Indian and Land Tenure Foundation Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • McNeely Foundation Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Metropolitan Council Investment Review, Committee Member
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Investment Committee, Committee Member

Publications
  • Danielson, R., Barabanov, S. S., Schweers, J. R., & Sullivan, M. F. (2014). Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology for evaluation. Journal of Investing, (23)(2), pp. 16-27

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • International Business
  • Risk Management
  • Investments

Presentations
  • "Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology for evaluation" Bumberg University, Germany, July 01, 2014
  • "Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology" Credit Risk Evaluation Designed for Institutional Targeting in Finance- CREDIT - Risk, Regulation, and Opportunities in Increasingly Interconnected World, Venice, Italy, September 01, 2013