Mitchell D. Weiss

Mitchell D. Weiss created Finance and Entrepreneurship for the Arts and is its lead instructor at Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Mitch is an experienced financial services industry executive, entrepreneur and regular contributor to He's owned and run commercial finance companies, and has served as an executive officer at several banks. Since 2008, he's led a management consulting practice, advising banks, private equity firms, small businesses and professional practices.

Mitch is also an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Hartford where he teaches "Personal Financial Management" and “Entrepreneurial Finance for Non-Business Majors” - undergraduate courses that he developed, which are based on his books, Life Happens - A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College to Career, and Business Happens - A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurial Finance for Small Businesses and Professional Practices. He is a former board member of the university’s Barney School of Business and co-founder of the Center for Personal Financial Responsibility at the University of Hartford.

In addition to Life Happens and Business Happens, Mitch also authored College Happens - A Practical Handbook for Parents, and Practical Finance - A Straightforward Guide to Personal and Entrepreneurial Finance, which is the basis for the Rutgers Arts Online course.