Indra Guertler

Professor of Practice
  • School of Business
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  • D.B.A. University of Virginia
  • M.B.A. University of Baltimore
  • B.A. Albion College

About Me

While Dr. Indra Guertler specializes in Corporate Finance, her management skills reach far beyond its boundaries. Many companies, both domestic and international, have benefited from her skills in leadership and strategy development, client management, and the financial modeling of new value-enhancing opportunities. Through her own consulting company, Strategic Financial Performance, Dr. Guertler played an integral role in the development of management strategies for companies such as Siemens AG, Verizon, Lotus Development, Genzyme, and several banks across the world. She is currently involved in senior-level management development programs with the Dover Corporation. Dr. Guertler has over 40 years of teaching experience and has won the Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Guertler is a Professor of Practice at Simmons School of Business and has taught classes such as Corporate Finance and Investments & Portfolio Analysis in both the undergraduate and MBA programs.

In her free time Indra works with her husband to build their retirement home on the coast of down east Maine, doing all the work themselves. She is an animal lover, currently breeding Bernese Mountain Dogs.

What I Teach

Undergraduate Classes

  • MGMT 260 Principles of Finance 
  • MGMT 311 Investments
  • MGMT 393 Financial Modeling

Graduate Classes

  • GSM 403 Foundations of Business
  • GSM 435 Finance
  • GSM 442 Financial Strategies
  • GSM 536 Investments 
  • MBAH 403 Foundations of Business
  • MSMG 403 Foundations of Business

Research/Creative Activities


"Accounting for the Glass Ceiling: The Path to Top Leadership," published in CGO Insights, May 2018.


  • Foreign Currency Options

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • 2006-Present: SOM Admissions Committee
  • Board of Directors — Schoodic Arts For All (

Consulting Work

Dover Corporation: Dover Leadership Academy — A Management Development Program to Train the future Presidents of the Dover Corporation

Financial Leadership for Genzyme Managers — a management development program for senior Genzyme managers

In the News

Moderator — Socially Responsible Investing — To Profit with Principles

Speaking Engagements

Guertler, I. (2003, September). Women at Risk, Lessons for Educators and Professionals. Presented at Academy of Business Educators, unknown, Unknown.

Guertler, I. (2003, April). Confidence and Financial Performance for Women. Presented at Financial Education Association

Guertler, I. (2002, September). Women and Finance: The Roles of Professors and Managers in Supporting Success. Presented at Academy of Business Educators

Guertler, I. (2002, April). Women and Finance: The Roles of Professors and Managers in Supporting Success. Presented at Financial Education Association