MS, University of Denver
BBA, Colorado Mesa University
Brian F. Fraser teaches courses in managerial finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics and business information technology. He also teaches Freshman Business Seminar. In the classroom, Fraser strives to develop and implement lesson plans that encourage a meaningful learning environment for a diverse group of students using many different presentation methods. Additionally, he encourages active class discussions, participation and group activities to help students clarify and apply the concepts that are being presented. Fraser's main goal is to demonstrate to his students how the concepts that he presents to them apply in the 'real world'.
Outside of the university, Fraser's professional experience is comprised of commercial lending/analysis at US Bank and independent financial consultancy. At US Bank, Fraser's role was analyzing new and existing commercial clients for the extension of credit. These loans typically ranged from $500,000 to $15 million. Within his analysis, Fraser would evaluate a company's qualitative and quantitative factors and the company's industry using a top-down approach to make the final credit decision. This process, coming to a decision by applying the fundamental tools found in finance, statistics and economics is what Fraser tries to communicate and demonstrate in his classes. He is pursuing a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.