Kim Austin

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Adjunct Instructor

Department Finance

Phone Number 814-863-9949
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Kim worked at Morgan Stanley in NYC for 18 years as an Executive Director in the Investment Management and Institutional Fixed Income Divisions. Holds an MBA in Finance from UCLA Graduate School of Management and a BS in Marketing from Penn State University

Prior to receiving her MBA, she spent three years with Xerox Corporation as a Senior Marketing Representative for the Information Systems Division. Kim received her MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA and is a graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.


MBA, Finance, Anderson School of Management, 1985

BS, Marketing, Smeal College of Business, 1980

Courses Taught

PSU 006 – Bus 1st-Yr Smr (1)
Facilitate student's adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life. PSU 006 First Year Seminar in Business Administration (1-3 credits) This course is designed to assist students in examining several areas of the college transition: awareness of self and others; career exploration; majors offered in the Smeal College; and current issues in business. The skills learned in this course will be presented as life-long skills, applicable in the university setting and the corporate environment. The nature of the course requires cooperation, participation, and interaction. This course facilitates learning through experience, lectures and class discussion.The course contains assignments dealing with: 1). Leadership 2). Ethics 3). Celebrating Diversity 4). Diversity in the Workplace 5). Community Service 6). Major and Career Exploration 7). Time Management and Goal Setting 8). Business Case Study

FIN 408 – Financial Markets and Institutions (3)
Functional analysis of major credit institutions; sources and uses of funds; impact of government regulation.