Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of July 2014, less than five percent of the world’s business schools and less than one third of U.S. business schools have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.
Carlos De Mello-e-Souza has over 15 years experience teaching courses in financial accounting, financial analysis and corporate valuation. He has taught at INSEAD, Penn State (University Park), Susquehanna University and Seattle University. Carlos graduated as Electrical Engineer from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, has an M.Sc. in Production Engineering from COPPE-UFRJ, and received both his MBA and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has worked several years as a financial analyst at the National Bank for Economic and Social Development in Brazil (BNDES) and in the Controller’s departments of both Esso Brasileira de Petróleo and Souza Cruz (a subsidiary of BAT, plc). Between 1996 and 2000 Carlos served as chief financial officer of a publicly traded independent Coca-Cola bottler in the state of Rio de Janeiro. His main research interest concerns bankruptcy prediction and the effect of bankruptcy risk on stock returns. He has published in the RAND Journal of Economics, in Business Valuation Review, in Journal of the Academy of Business Education and in Strategic Finance.