Michael S Cichello


Teaching Professor


MSB Faculty
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+1 202-687-2898


437 Harri Building


Dr. Cichello is a faculty member of the McDonough School of Business. Dr. Cichello has previously been a faculty member of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Ross School at the University of Michigan, the Smith School at the University of Maryland, the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame University, and the Wake Forest Schools of Business. His recent classes include Corporate Valuation, Corporate Risk Management, Option Pricing & Risk Management, Advanced Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Finance, and Financial Management.

Professor Cichello's research explores managerial incentives in multi-division firms; financial contracting schemes in the broadcast television industry; and the techniques used in estimating the relationship between executive pay and performance. Professor Cichello has been published in The Accounting Review, The Journal of Corporate Finance, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and the International Journal of the Economics of Business.

Dr. Cichello has served as a telecommunications industry economist for the Federal Communications Commission. He has instructed and worked with executives and employees at Lockheed Martin, Nokia, Sanofi-Aventis, BAE Systems, General Motors, Chevron, Shell Oil, Lufthansa, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and several other firms.


  • Ph.D. () Michigan State University, Finance
  • M.A. () Michigan State University, Economics
  • B.A. () Tufts University, Quantitative Economics