Department of Finance

Fisher Campus

"We are committed to providing a research-oriented atmosphere. We are proud of our time-tested legacy of research collaboration among faculty and PhD students and strive to promote practical business application of faculty research in the classroom."

Bernadette A. Minton Professor and Chair, Department of Finance

Welcome to the Department of Finance which houses faculty specializing in financial economics, business law, and insurance. Our over 20 faculty members are internationally known researchers and teachers. We provide a vibrant research and teaching atmosphere, characterized by extensive collaboration with a shared goal of conducting leading-edge research and providing students with the skills they need to succeed in the field of finance.

Faculty research is consistently recognized by award-winning publications in leading finance journals and the Department is regularly ranked as among the top finance departments in the world. This research effort is facilitated by resources made available through the Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics that is dedicated to promoting high-quality research in financial economics. The Dice Center sponsors the Stephen A. Buser Seminar Series in Financial Economics, showcasing research by colleagues from around the world.

Our faculty share their expertise and research insights not only with regulators, policy makers and corporations worldwide but all with our undergraduate and graduate students. By demonstrating the practical insights from faculty research, the Department provides students with a variety of courses reflecting the latest research findings and business and market practices.

Mission Statement

To foster an environment conducive to faculty research and teaching of the highest caliber to advance the area of finance. The department strives to develop its faculty throughout the course of their careers in the achievement of excellence in scholarly research, education and service.

  • Research

    The department prides itself in how we provide a vibrant research environment characterized by extensive collaboration and shared goal of excellence in cutting-edge research. Faculty and doctoral students publish research in leading finance and economic journals.

    Research Highlights

    • 13th in the U.S., 13th worldwide, 3rd among publics according to the UT Dallas Rankings (2016-2021)
    • 9th globally in term of publications in the top three finance journals (2016 – 2019) according the ASU Finance Research Rankings

    Professor Stulz receives University’s highest research award

    René Stulz, Professor of Finance and Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, was recently honored with a 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) by The Ohio State University and its Office of Research. The University’s top research award recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors who have compiled a substantial body of research. More...

    Pace Setter’s Faculty Research Award 

    The Pace Setter’s Faculty Research Award, the college’s highest research award, recognizes a Fisher College of Business faculty member who has made a notable research contribution in his or her field of study.  Since 2016, the following finance faculty members were recipients of this award:


  • Programs

    The Finance Department Curriculum covers a broad range of specializations and programs. Each academic program is designed to set students up for success through a rigorous curriculum that is leading-edge in its focus.

For general inquiries: 

Robyn Scholl
Department Administrator, Finance Department
Associate Director, Dice Center for Financial Economics

Nina Malloy
Academic Program Coordinator

Nic Hippler
Administrative Assistant