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Business and Economics

John Robinson, M.B.A.
Professor of Business
Phone: 641-585-8215
Fax: 641-585-8194


M.B.A. with studies in finance - University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota

Master's degree in accounting and computer systems - Mankato State University

Bachelor's degree in accounting and finance - Mankato Sate University


Professor Robinson has taught at Waldorf College in the business department for the past 30 years. He has served on numerous committees and task forces throughout his tenure at the college and works as the academic advisor to numerous students.

Keeping up-to-date in the world of finance and investing is his main area of academic interest. He is an active online investor and using the most current information available, he enjoys charting stocks and pension funds. As a co-owner of a business firm, he has made additional investments within the community which helps keep him current with trends in real estate, interest rates, and management operations.

The lessons learned by these examples are passed on to students, exposing them to what is happening in real-world financial situations.

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Professor Robinson is very active in the Waldorf College Study Abroad program. With an emphasis on studying the economies of other countries; he has lived, worked and studied in various cultures around the world. By traveling, the economic climate of beautiful Dar es salaam, Tanzania where the cost of living is quite inexpensive can be compared and contrasted to the rich and historic city of Dubai, UAE. Additional studies have occurred in Rome, Italy; Sao Paulo, Brazil and Dublin, Ireland.