Genius of Warren Buffett Spring 2017

Three Days class

Monday, May 1
Tuesday, May 2
Wednesday, May 3


Day 1

  • I. The Genius of Warren Buffett
    Why study his life, investments, and businesses
  • II. The Timeline of a Successful Life
    From USA's heartland to global business icon
  • III. The Triumph of Character
    Traits, heroes, ethics, virtues: the choice is yours
  • IV. The Skill of Communicating
    Leaders write, speak and teach

Day 2

  • V. The Simplicity of Investment Principles
    It's not that complicated
  • VI. The Lessons of Portfolio Management
    What all super investors share
  • VII. The Art of Managing
    Choosing the right partner
  • VIII. The Wisdom of Directing
    Building a world class board of directors

Day 3

  • IX. The Strategy of Succession
    How to replace a genius
  • X. The Example of Mistakes
    Learning from others' errors
  • XI. The Intelligent Philanthropist
    A thinking man's gift to the world
  • XII. The Final Exam
    Students present a business Warren Buffett would buy


Robert P. Miles - is an internationally acclaimed keynote presenter, author and distinguished authority on Warren Buffett and Berkshire.

David A. Volkman - PhD, CFA, Cloud Finance Professor, Associate Professor and Chair Department of Finance, Banking, and Law.

Distinguished Guest Lecturers

A variety of Distinguished Guest Lecturers, including best selling authors and Berkshire managers, will also join the class and teach.Their participation is subject to availability. Previous presenters have included:


The facts

  • When

    Monday, May 1
    Tuesday, May 2
    Wednesday, May 3

    Times: 8 am – 5 pm daily with catered buffet lunch (included). Beverages and light snacks (included) served throughout class. Participants may attend optional evening dinner (not included) at various Omaha locations.

  • Location

    Mammel Hall, College of Business Administration Executive MBA Classroom Suite
    6708 Pine St Omaha
    NE 68106

  • Excellence

    Upon successful completion, Lifelong Learners will be acknowledged for their pursuit of continued professional and personal development and will be presented with a Certificate of Business Excellence.

  • Registration Fee and Registration

    This elective class earns 4 credits towards a master’s degree and is part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Executive MBA program. The course is available to all enrolled UNO graduate students as well as Lifelong Learners. The fall class includes daily catered dinner on Friday and catered lunch on Saturday. The spring class is designed for Lifelong Learners and includes a welcome dinner, daily catered lunch and refreshments. Group discounts are available.

  • Global

    This class has been taken by Lifelong Learners from all 6 continents and more than 25 countries. Many graduates return to take as a refresher course, hear different guest speakers and meet new classmates.

  • Valuation

    Learn simple business valuation methods that may have been used by Warren Buffett. The class includes a final business valuation challenge contest.

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Melanie Krings

Any questions?
For any questions or suggestions please email Melanie Krings or call +1 402-554-2448.