M. Mark Walker, PhD, CFA, CBA


          University of Mississippi

                                                                237 Holman Hall

                                                                      Box 1848

                                                        University, MS  38677-1848


                                                                               Phone:  (662) 915-7721

                                                                                   Fax:  (662) 915-5821

                                                                      E-mail:  mwalker@bus.olemiss.edu






Dr. M. Mark Walker is an associate professor of finance at The University of Mississippi.  His primary teaching and research interests include corporate finance, investments, and business valuation.

He earned a B.S.C.E. degree from North Carolina State University, an M.B.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University.  He holds two

professional designations: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Business Appraiser (CBA). 


Dr. Walker is a member of Financial Executives International (FEI), the CFA Institute, the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), the National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE), and the

National Business Valuation Group, LLC.  Dr. Walker currently serves as a member of the editorial board of Business Appraisal Practice, which is published by the IBA. 


Dr. Walker previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) (June 2009 – June 2015).  FERF is the research affiliate of Financial

Executives International.  Dr. Walker also previously served as a member of the Board of Governors for the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA) (Member: October 2012 – June 2015;

Chair: June 2014 – June 2015).



Research Activities


Dr. Walker has published over 25 articles in academic and practitioner journals including Financial Management, The Financial Review, Applied Financial Economics, The Financial Services Review,

The Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Business Appraisal Practice, Valuation Strategies, and The Value Examiner.


Selected Publications & Speaking Engagements 




Consulting Activities


Dr. Walker serves a financial consultant in two primary areas.


1.  The valuation of small businesses and closely-held corporations.  His appraisal experience includes manufacturing firms, retail stores, and professional and non-professional service businesses.

     Events preceding these appraisal assignments include a dissenter’s rights action, marital dissolutions, a potential sale, and the owner’s need for estate planning.


2.  The estimation of economic and commercial damages (e.g., following a personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful employment termination, or breach of contract dispute).



            Course Assignments         


            Fin 635            Financial Management II (Ph.D. level)


            Fin 533            Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (Senior, Masters)

            Fin 531            Finance Case Course (Senior, MBA)


            Fin 461            Financial Statement Analysis (Undergraduate level)

            Fin 431            Business Finance II (Undergraduate level)


            Fin 338            Intermediate Financial Management (Undergraduate level)

            Fin 334            Investments (Undergraduate level)

            Fin 331            Business Finance I (Undergraduate level)


            MBA 611        MBA Skills I (Fundamentals of statistics and finance)

            BUS  230        Business Statistics I (Undergraduate level)   



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