Department of Finance

The mission of the Department of Finance is to provide an environment conducive to faculty research of the highest caliber and to offer nationally recognized instructional programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. The department strives to develop its faculty throughout their careers in the achievement of excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Our department houses faculty in financial economics, with research interests in corporate finance, asset pricing, and risk management. Faculty members with business law, insurance and real estate specialties are also part of our department. The Fisher finance department is consistently ranked as among the top finance departments in the world (ASU Finance Research Rankings, U.S. News and World Report, UT Dallas Rankings by Journal). 

Exploring High Frequency Trading

Ingrid M. Werner, Martin and Andrew Murrer Professor of Finance, recently participated in a discussion of high frequency trading at the Capital Markets Institute of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

  • View the video
  • Dr. Werner speaks from 7:00 - 47:32
  • Panel discussion from 1:39:34 - 2:39:00
Journal RankingsCourse Schedules
  • #8 in Finance Research

    Ranking based on publications in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.




Department Sponsors and Awards
  • The Finance Department sponsored the recent INVESTOhio Conference ( at the Ohio Union.  The finance faculty identified and invited a group of twelve finance majors (list below) to attended the conference, and the students were mentored by chartered members of the Columbus chapter of the CFA society.  The students observed roundtable discussions on the topics of Energy and Health Care, and attended presentations by area firms such as AEP. The students also met with Columbus-based Lancaster Colony’s Chairman and CEO John B. Gerlach for a Q&A session on his company’s operations and performance.

         Undergraduate SIM Students: Nilesh (Neil) Patel, Paul Lewis, Martin Perrier

         SMF Students: Matt Stanisa, Maximilian Brustein, Haochao Jiao, Jinfeng Liang,
         Mengyun Zhang, Kexuan Guo, Yifeng Su, Mike Makarov, Xiongyi Zheng