Matt Sheridan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance. Prior to joining Fisher, Matt worked as a Financial Market Data Consultant at Bloomberg, LP’s headquarters in New York.  He consulted with hedge funds, banks, insurance companies, pension funds, and endowments to leverage market data to make informed and profitable investment decisions. Matt also has institutional investment experience, working as a Corporate Credit Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Cincinnati Financial.  Matt is a member of the CFA Institute and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Matt received the Max M. Fisher Faculty Eminence Award in 2017 and the Daniel Westerbeck Undergraduate Pacesetter Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016.  

Areas of Expertise

Consumer Finance


  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Services
  • Investments


  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
  • MBA, University of New Mexico


  • BUSFIN 1200 - Personal Finance

    Introduction to the field of personal financial management and planning, focusing on the tools individuals and families employ to manage their financial affairs. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 220, or enrolled in Accounting or Finance majors.

  • BUSFIN 4221 - Investments

    Skills for valuation and theories and applications of CAPM, APT, and efficient markets; investment options, forwards and futures, interest rate parity, and relevant market regulation. Prereq: 3220, BusMgt 2320, 2321, and BusMHR 2292. Not open to students with credit for 722, 4220 or 4222.

  • BUSFIN 5402 - Real Estate Valuation

    This real estate valuation and financial modeling course will cover existing income producing property as well as ground up construction. Topics include market analysis, comparable valuation, income valuation, cost valuation, real estate finance, expense reimbursements, budget development, and pro-forma modeling. Prereq: 3400, and enrollment in RealEst major or minor; or 4211, 4221, and enrollment in Finance major; or 7240; or permission of instructor.

  • BUSFIN 7200 - Financial Software Applications

    This hands-on course covers the application of financial software tools and financial modeling. Exposure to real world applications used in corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, and asset management. Apply models relating to project analysis, capital budgeting, financial statement analysis, equity intrinsic values, capital structure, portfolio mgmt, leveraged buyouts, and M&A. Prereq: MBA 6223, or enrollment in SMB-Finance program.

  • BUSFIN 7220 - Investment Management I

    Advanced skills needed for securities valuation, theories and applications related to the CAPM, APT, and efficient markets. Prereq and concur: MBA 6221, 6222, or 810. Not open to students with credit for 822.

  • BUSFIN 7222 - Investment Management II

    Valuation of fixed income securities as well as measures of their interest rate and credit risk. Prereq: MBA 6221 (810) and 6222 (811), or prereq or concur: 7210, 7220 (822), or 7230 (823). Not open to students with credit for 827.

  • BUSFIN 4225 - Investment Strategies and Philosophies

    This course is designed to teach different investment strategies, reveal the beliefs that underlie each one, provide evidence on whether the strategies actually produce results, and what an investor needs to understand in order to implement a philosophy. The strategies covered include value investing, growth investing, technical analysis, market timing, arbitrage, fixed income. Prereq: 4211 and 4221.

  • BUSFIN 4202H - Honors Financial Data

    This hands-on course covers the application of financial software tools and financial modeling. You will be exposed to real world applications used in corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, and asset management. Prereq: A CPHR of of 3.5 or above, and admission to the Finance Honors Program.

  • BUSFIN 4221H - Honors Investments

    Designed to teach the principles of financial decision making and the investment process. The course will cover current market moving events, multiple asset classes, asset allocation, diversification, security valuation, key player types, efficient market hypothesis, adaptive market hypothesis, behavioral finance, pricing models, active investment management, investment funds, and fin. reg. Prereq: Admission to the Finance Honors Program, and a CPHR of 3.5 or above.

  • BUSFIN 7800 - Advanced Topics in Finance for EMBA

    Advanced topics in finance for students in the Executive MBA Program. Prereq: Enrollment in EMBA program. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 7 completions.