Thomas Jacobs
Professor of Practice




  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Finance
  • M.S., Boston College, Finance
  • M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks, Engineering and Science Management
  • B.S., University of Notre Dame, Mathematics


Tom Jacobs is a visiting assistant professor of finance. He teaches financial risk management to MBAs and both investments and security analysis and portfolio management to undergraduates. Tom spent four years at DePaul University where he created undergraduate and executive courses in financial risk management. He also served as a faculty member of DePaul’s Fred Arditti Center for Risk Management. Tom completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010. His research interests are in banking, asset pricing and government regulation; particularly the 'Too Big To Fail' phenomenon. He holds the financial risk manager designation of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the professional risk manager designation of the Professional Risk Manager’s International Association (PRMIA). He has served as a member of the steering committee of PRMIA’s Chicago Chapter both before and after his studies at DePaul. Tom has had roles as an economic capital specialist within the Risk Specialists Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, managing director and head of analytics for Bank of America's Loan Portfolio Management group and a series of roles at BankBoston in interest rate risk and global financial risk management culminating in financial engineering, a group he led prior to departing for Bank of America. Prior to this Tom had positions as a senior systems analyst with John Hancock Life Insurance Company as well as a four-year tour of duty as an electronic warfare officer for the United States Air Force. He also holds an M.S. in finance from Boston College, an M.S. in engineering and science management from the University of Alaska and a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

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