PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MBA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
BS, North Central College
Jen's interests span a broad range of topics in corporate finance, investment and banking. He has spent much time addressing management problems in the People's Republic of China and was instrumental in establishing an Executive Development program and UB's MBA program there. He also founded the Bank Management Institute in 1977, which is recognized around the world as a benchmark-level program for middle and senior commercial lending officers. Jen has supervised many dissertations and has published numerous academic papers. He has served as consultant to corporations and financial institutions in the areas of ventures in China, financial planning and control, portfolio management and money management strategies.
Jen, Frank C. "Some Problems on Commercial Banking in China." Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, (June 1998).
Jen, Frank C., Dosoung Choi, Seong-hyo Lee, "Some New Evidence on Why Companies use Convertible Bonds." Journal of Applied Corporate Finance (Spring 1997).
Jen, Frank C. "Financial Systems in China." Proceedings of the First Conference on Pacific Basin Business, Economics, and Finance (May 1996).
Jen, Frank C. "Danger: Riskier Loans Ahead." Journal of Commercial Lending (April 1993).
Jen, Frank C. and Dosoung Choi. "The Relation Between Stock Returns and Short-term Interest Rates." Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (October 1990).
Jen designed and taught many executive programs in both U.S. and China. He has served as a consultant for various commercial banks, savings banks and manufacturing firms in the areas of financial planning and control, money management and investments.
Jen is extensively involved in numerous international activities including, but not limited to, designing and teaching numerous international executive education programs, doing research on global issues, and coordinating and presenting papers at international conferences. He was co-director and director of the UB School of Management's China MBA program from 1984 to 1991, and he helped found the National Center for Industrial Science and Technology Management Development in Dalian, China, in 1980. He served as visiting professor and associate dean, American faculty from 1980 to 1991 and has worked with many different groups on executive education in China. His advanced commercial lending program, designed principally for U.S. bankers, has attracted participants from Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and United Arab Emirates.