Office Hours: Wed 2-3 PM; Thu/Fri 5-6 PM (online only: email me for link and password).
Phone: +1 (212) 220-8221
Brett Whysel is grateful and proud to be teaching finance and decision-making as a full-time lecturer in the Business Management Department of BMCC. He hopes that teaching at BMCC will help, in a small way, to address economic inequality and injustice.
Prior to this appointment, he taught as an adjunct for four years at the City College of New York’s MPA program. He taught Economics for Public Policy and a service design Capstone.
In 2016, Mr. Whysel founded Decision Fish LLC to create the world’s best financial wellness programs for the majority of Americans who struggle financially.
Mr. Whysel has 27 years experience as an investment banker to US municipalities and large nonprofits (public finance) at Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Bank of Montreal. He developed new products and client-facing analytics as well as handled recruiting, training and management of analysts and associates.
He lives in New York City with his wife, cat and lizard.
|Finance, capital markets
Fixed income, municipal bonds
Derivative products, hedging
Financial modeling and analysis
Monte Carlo simulation
Judgment and decision-making
- Master of Arts in Philosophy – Columbia University – New York, NY
- Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics/French – Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA
- Effective Teaching Practices for College Educators Certificate – ACUE (Association of College and University Educators)
- French Language and Civilization Diploma, Advanced Commercial French Diploma – Sorbonne Université – Paris, France
- This course focuses on the three general areas of 1) money and financial institutions, 2) business financial management, and 3) investments. These areas are surveyed by covering such topics as value and creation of money, the Federal Reserve System, commercial banks, short and medium term financing, and the behavior of securities markets in relation to financing the business enterprise.
Prerequisites: MAT 051 or exemption from Elementary Algebra.
- This course surveys principles and practices followed in the financial organization and operation of a corporation. Also considered are the financing of new and growing businesses, sources of capital, banking, and credit accommodations as well as the handling of other financial matters.
Prerequisites: FNB 100, ACC 122
- This course is designed to develop the student?s ability to make decisions as a manager. Cases are used to present the student with a variety of management problems. Students participate in oral and written case analysis which requires identification of the problem, proposal of alternative solutions to it, and the choice of one solution based on criteria of profitability and productivity. Students also participate in a management simulation game.
Prerequisite: BUS 210
Research and Projects
- Contribute articles to the Leadership section of Forbes.com on behavioral economics, decision-making, finance and philosophy
- Blog on similar topics at Decisionfish.com/blog
- Luby, Martin J. and Brett Whysel. (2013). “Developing a Comprehensive, Data-Driven Financial Risk Management Assessment: The Case of the City of Chicago” Journal of Government Financial Management Volume 62, Number 3, pp. 34-40.