Jeffrey Kurtz

Jeffrey Kurtz

Instructor of Business Administration

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470C Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-0694

jmkurtz@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • M.B.A., Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
  • B.S., Illinois State University, 1983

Positions Held

  • Instructor of Business Administration, Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2017 to present
  • Advisory Board Member, Motif, Ltd., 2014
  • Interim Director - MS Technology Management Program, University of Illinois, 2013-2017
  • Lecturer in Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2000-2017
  • President, The Greenbridge Group, LLC, 1997-2009
  • Founder and President, The Greenbridge Group, LLC, 1997-2006
  • Graduate Student Director, Office of Strategic Business Initiatives, (Now Illinois Business Consulting), University of Illinois, 1996-1997
  • Vice President, The First National Bank of Catlin, 1991-1995
  • Assistant Vice President, Bank of Alton, 1990-1991
  • Assistant Vice President, Federated Bank, 1988-1990

Honors and Awards

  • Incomplete Lists of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois-Students, 2002-2017

Teaching Interests

Teaches courses on small business consulting and technology commercialization.

Research Interests

Intergenerational ownership transitions in family-owned and closely-held businesses.

Current Courses

  • Foundations of Business (BADM 395) Research and readings course for students majoring in business administration. May be taken by students in the college honors program in partial fulfillment of the honors requirements. May be repeated if topics vary. Not applicable to graduate or professional hours.
  • Small Business Consulting (BADM 445) Through guided experience, students identify and offer advice to local small business firms; exposes students, serving as consultants, to the wide variety of problems facing the smaller firm as well as enables them to apply current business methods to real problems. Students work in teams. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.
  • Introduction to Business (BADM 501) This course is designed to give students a broad-based introduction into managing businesses as a gateway to the rest of the specialized master's degree curriculum. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.
  • Frontiers in Technology (BADM 540) This course provides the opportunity to listen to, discuss, and present on ideas and technologies which are expected to affect our lives in the near future. Activities include seminars and professional development activities, corporate visits, and presentations by researchers who work on the cutting edge of technology. 0 or 1 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms up to 2 credit hours.
  • Technology Practicum (BADM 550) This class provides a unique opportunity to apply student's classroom knowledge, their skills and experiences in a real world setting. Each student should expect the experience to be as close to working in a business environment as the academic environment allows. Each team of students will work in a collaborative relationship with real businesses and organizations to solve real problems by developing implementable solutions. The instructor's expectation is that each student will provide professional quality work. 0 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms up to 4 credit hours.
  • Foundations of Business (BADM 590) Special topics in the general area of business. Topics are selected by the instructor at the beginning of each term. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary; unlimited credit hours for graduate and professional students.
  • Integrated Project (BADM 590) Special topics in the general area of business. Topics are selected by the instructor at the beginning of each term. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary; unlimited credit hours for graduate and professional students.
  • Business Fundamentals (BADM 595) Designed to provide a cohesive understanding of marketing from a managerial perspective. Students will learn how to develop a coherent and comprehensive marketing strategy for a product or service. Specifically, it provides the conceptual frameworks and tools necessary to create superior customer value, capture the value through appropriate pricing mechanisms, persuasively communicate and profitably deliver that value, and sustain both the value and the performance in the face of ever-changing customer needs and competitive offerings. Students examine companies by matching their internal strengths and weaknesses with opportunities and threats posed by their environments. Students learn to spot and evaluate opportunities for new ventures and examine the totality of a business proposal.

Contact

470C Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-0694

jmkurtz@illinois.edu