John Schweers

Adjunct Faculty, Finance

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

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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 10 years, having taught most of the classes offered by the Finance Department.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
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ACSC 320 - 01 Risk Management & Insurance - - W - - - - 1730 - 2100 OWS 251
Description of course Risk Management & Insurance : CRN: 42865 4 Credit Hours
This course introduces students to the subjects of insurance--theory and practice--and corporate risk management. In addressing these subjects, students will receive exposure to risk theory, insurance pricing, contract analysis, insurance company operations, reinsurance, regulation and the concepts and principles of business risk management. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Junior standing or MATH 114

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FINC 321 - 03 Financial Management M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 116
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 42710
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, ACCT 215, STAT 220 (MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and junior standing.

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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
FINC 321 - 04 Financial Management M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 21970
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, ACCT 215, STAT 220 (MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and junior standing.

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FINC 321 - 05 Financial Management - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 116
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 21971
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, ACCT 215, STAT 220 (MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and junior standing.

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FINC 321 - 06 Financial Management - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 116
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 21972
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, ACCT 215, STAT 220 (MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and junior standing.

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Professor, University of St. Mary's, Minneapolis (2004 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2000 - present)
  • 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)

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

Major Works
  • 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

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

Presentations
  • "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