One of the "Best 40 Under 40"—Meet this Evening & Weekend MBA Professor

By Julia Sprague

Berkeley Evening & Weekend Prof. Panos Patatoukas, one of Poets & Quants list of best professors under 40

Poets & Quants has compiled its 2015 list of "The World's Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors," with the Berkeley-Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program's Panos Patatoukas making the cut.

Panos teaches Financial Information Analysis (FIA) & Valuation in that part-time MBA program and told P&Q he feels "especially connected" to his most recent roster of Haas students.

The feeling is mutual. 

Student Shuo Zhang says Panos made every class amazing.

"He turns complex theories into easily digestible concepts. He fills the classroom with laughter, yet he is serious in his delivery of key takeaways," student Cecilia Mui told Poets & Quants.

The b-school news site said professors were chosen using student feedback, awards and honors, quantity and reach of research, public speaking, and educational qualifications. "They are all supremely well educated, highly talented researchers, exceptional teachers, and, perhaps most important of all, they inspire students and their students inspire them," the article said.

The Poets & Quants profile of Panos noted his five degrees, pride in his Greek heritage, fondness for hip hop, and cooking skills.

His research focuses on the relationship between aggregate accounting data and the macro economy, financial statement analysis for measuring and forecasting economic activity, financial statement analysis and valuation, and cross-industry economic ties and supply chain management.

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Julia Sprague
Julia is Associate Director of Admissions for the Berkeley MBA Programs for Working Professionals. She hopes these blog posts provide you with more personal insight into the Berkeley-Haas and Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA program experience.