Walsh College

Faculty Details

Michael Rinkus

Michael A. Rinkus 

  • Title
  • CAO and Professor
  • Education
  • Phone
  • (248) 823-1635
  • Fax
  • (248) 689-0920
  • Brief Description
  • Education
    BS, Wayne State University
    MA, Management, Central Michigan University
    DBA, Business Administration, Lawrence Technological University


    Professional Activities
    Member, Michigan District Export Council
    Committee Chair, Marketing and Communications
    Past President, Institute of Management Accountants, Detroit Chapter

    Biography

    Dr. Rinkus has been associated with Walsh College for nearly three decades, first serving as an adjunct faculty member and later as a full-time professor of Finance and Economics. In that period he taught graduate and undergraduate course in international finance, financial institutions and capital markets, financial statement analysis, and international management.  

    He created and implemented a graduate class in international trade financing techniques. Dr. Rinkus also managed the Walsh College Finance Lab. He integrated its use into other disciplines and was responsible for the rollout and implementation of pedagogical materials, instructor use, Bloomberg software, and other day-to-day issues relative to the Lab. 

    Dr. Rinkus is a frequent presenter of financial topics and has a strong understanding of global business. He has visited and collaborated with University of Cambridge Office of Sustainability. 

    During a long-standing professional business career, Dr. Rinkus has held several increasingly responsible corporate finance executive positions, including senior vice president and national leader of trade finance, International Operations, at Comerica Bank; senior vice president of marketing and sales at JV Carr and Son; and international banking officer, Manufacturers’ National Bank. 

    Dr. Rinkus is a U.S. Army veteran and is a strong supporter of Walsh College’s veterans’ programs.

     

    UPDATED: August 2017