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George Geis

Professor, Anderson School of Management, UCLA Anderson

George T. Geis teaches at UCLA Anderson School of Management in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, financial modeling, entrepreneurship, and accounting. He has been voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year at UCLA Anderson five times.

Geis served as Associate Dean and Faculty Director of UCLA Anderson’s Executive MBA program. He has also taught at the Haas School, UC Berkeley, Bocconi University in Milan, Italy as well as at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

He received a BS summa cum laude and with honors in mathematics from Purdue University, an MBA from University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD from University of Southern California. Geis was a National Science Foundation and Woodrow Wilson Honorary Fellow. He also received the Financial Executives Institute Award for outstanding achievement in finance.

He is an expert on M&A activity in technology, communications and media markets.  His latest book, Semi-Organic Growth, provides an in-depth analysis of Google’s innovative approach to M&A. He hosts a YouTube channel (Streaming 2027) on the future of the Video Streaming market.

Dr. Geis taught in the LEAD Summer Institute for minority youth for more than 10 years. He has provided management education for directors of Head Start programs nationwide as well as for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in UCLA’s Entrepreneurs’ Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities. His 16- tape lecture series on “Statistical Analysis in Business” appeared as part of the Teaching Company’s Super Star Teacher series.


Semi-Organic Growth: Tactics and Strategies Behind Google's Success

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Digital Deals: Strategies for Selecting and Structuring Partnerships

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Micromanaging: Transforming Business Leaders With Personal Computers

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The Firm Bond: Linking Meaning and Mission in Business and Religion

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