Senior Lecturer in the Brandeis International Business School


M.B.A., Boston University

Field of Specialty

Airline Industry, Health Care Economics, Project Evaluation, Valuations, Oil and Gas Industry, Film Industry

Contact Information

Sachar International Center 17

Alfonso F Canella

Mr. Canella has worked in the finance function of various industries for over 20 years: energy consulting at Arthur D. Little, Inc., project finance and energy investments at Bank of Boston, engineering finance at Digital Equipment Corporation, financial planning at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and budgeting and planning at Brandeis University.

Aside from his teaching, Mr. Canella works with students and the Career Planning office in career planning, interview preparation, and resume building. Also, Mr. Canella supervises student internships and summer jobs. Mr. Canella also supervises IBS's case competition teams. Mr. Canella is also working with the Hassenfeld Fellows Program, a gift-funded program that takes IBS students overseas for a one week immersion program in transition economies.


Canella, Alfonso F. "Key to Retirement Success is Simple." Bankrate.com (2012): <http://www.bankrate.com/finance/retirement/key-retirement-success-simple-1.aspx>.

Courses Taught

BUS 10a Functions of the Capitalist Enterprise
BUS 75a Financial Analysis for Management
BUS 249f Immersion Experience
FIN 202a International Corporate Finance
FIN 217f Financial Modeling
FIN 218f Financial Modeling II
FIN 223f Project Finance
FIN 234f Corporate Financial Decision Making
FIN 241f Financial Planning and Control
FIN 295f Field Projects