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Indiana University Bloomington


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Bill Petrovic

Contact Information

(812) 855-3360
wmpetrov [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Adjunct Faculty


  • Bloomington


  • BS, John Carroll University, 1968-1972
  • MBA and DBA, Indiana University, 1972-1976

Professional Experience

  • ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS, (formerly Boehringer Mannheim Corporation) 1979 - 2010, significant executive-level experience including Corporate Controller, Manager of Corporate Planning, CFO of a joint venture with the University of California, Director of Customer Service, Vice President and Regional Treasurer
  • Executive Resource, Butler University MBA Program, 2007 - 2009
  • Financial Executives Institute, Director in local chapter (active 1991 to 2004)
  • Indiana State Legislative Services Agency 1975-1979, Associate Director

Professional Interests

International Economics and Finance, Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics, Public Policy


Upon retiring from Roche Diagnostics in May of 2010, Bill returned to the Kelley School of Business where he had previously earned his doctorate. His objective was to share his academic knowledge and professional experience with the next generation of leaders. He structures his classes to bring what he has seen and learned on the real world into the classroom and to engage the students at the intersection of theory and reality. He is passionate about opening the student’s eyes to the global economy and helping them prepare themselves to succeed in the working world. Outside the classroom, Bill is a mentor for SCORE, a volunteer organization of retired executives affiliated with the Small Business Administration. Bill is responsible for all central Indiana SCORE workshops and training sessions and counsels entrepreneurs on a pro bono basis. Bill is an active member of the Indianapolis Photo Venture Club and specializes on travel and nature photography.