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Jim Nolen

Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst Center, Associate Director

Department:     Finance

Additional Titles:     Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Finance

Industry Areas:     Banking, Corporate Valuation, Entrepreneurship, Executive Education, Small Businesses, Venture Capital

Research Areas:     Business Valuation, Entrepreneurship, Finance - Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions

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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.



Teaching Awards

Fawn and Vijay Mahajan Teaching Excellence Award in Executive Education



Fawn and Vijay Mahajan Teaching Excellence Award in Executive Education



Mary and Hank Harkin Award for Effective Teaching



Graduate Business Council's Faculty Honor Roll, Spring and Fall Semesters, 2000-2009



Graduate Business Council's Teaching Award for Best Ability to Link Theory and Practice, 1998-2008



Jay C. Hartzell, Bill Gurley, Rich Hall, Ken Wiles, Farah Khan, Drew Sweeney, Brian Hegi, B. J. Loessberg, and Jim A. Nolen. 2021. Texas Private Equity Conference. Journal of Applied Corporate Finance 33(3), 95-113.