Jim Nolen is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance. He received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate classes at UT since 1980. Jim has taught in the Mexico City and Dallas Executive MBA programs as well as IMADEC University in Vienna. Mr. Nolen has received numerous teaching awards. His research and teaching interests include entrepreneurship and corporate finance, including business valuation and mergers &acquisitions. Professor Nolen is the faculty advisor for Venture Fellows and the Entrepreneurs Society. Mr. Nolen has extensive executive education experience working with corporate clients such as Dell, Texas Instruments, Essilor, PetSmart, St. Jude Medical, USAA, Shell Oil, HB Zachry, Fedex-Kinkos and Motorola. Mr. Nolen serves on the board of directors of an independent bank, a recycling company and a medical distribution company.