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A degree in Finance provides students knowledge essential for careers in financial management, banking, investments, and insurance. Students coming from the Finance program have the skills necessary to credibly weigh-in on fiscal matters associated with business investment and stock and mutual fund research and analysis. Moreover, the Finance Major is a good stepping-stone for students interested in a earning an MBA or other postgraduate degree.

For students who are interested in expanding upon their operational knowledge of business and finance, the College offers extensive and well-respected graduate programs including campus and Executive Masters of Business Administration degrees and a Masters of Finance. Those programs are adapted to the unique scheduling demands of the returning student and in the case of the Executive MBA, all classes are held exclusively online.

Finance News

Updated 7/201

Recent Publications

  • Yildiz, S. Dynamic arbitrageurs' long-run impacts on convertible bond issuers' stock prices. Theoretical Economics Letters. Forthcoming.
  • Burnham, T., Jeon, H., Zeng, H. Illegal corporate bribery: The pressure to ‘Make Do' and achieve goals. Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, forthcoming.
  • Jordan, B., Liu, M., Wu, Q.. (2018). Organizational Form and Corporate Payout Policy. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol.53. Financial Times Top 50 Journal.
  • Yildiz, S., Fuller, K. P., Uymaz, Y. (2018). Credit default swaps and firms' financing policies. Journal of Corporate Finance, 48, 34-48
  • Liu, C., Meng, Q., Wu, L., Zeng, H. (2018). Price discovery in China's inter-bank bond market. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Vol. 48 (April 2018), 84-98.
  • Li, X., Wu, Q., Holsaple, C. (2017). Effective Demand-Driven Supply Chain Management and Long-run Stock Performance. Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Volume 19.
  • Li, X., Wu, Q., Goldsby, T., Holsapple, C. (2017). An Empirical Examination of Firm Financial Performance along Dimensions of Supply Chain Resilience. Management Research Review, Volume 40.
  • Yildiz, S., Van Ness, B. F., Van Ness, R. A. (2017). The Role of HFTs in Order Flow Toxicity and Stock Price Variance and Predicting Changes in HFTs' Liquidity Provision. Journal of Economics and Finance, 41, 739-762.
  • Yildiz, S., Altuntas, M., Liebenberg, A. P., D. Watson, E. D. (2017). Hedging, Cash Flows, and Firm Value: Evidence of an Indirect Effect. Journal of Insurance Issues, 40(1), 1-22
  • Upadhyay, A., Zeng, H. (2017). Cash holdings and the bargaining power of R&D-intensive targets, 2017, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Vol. 49 (4), 885-923.
  • Pettit-O'Mally, K., Liesz, T., Sisodiya, S. (2017). The Relative Efficacy of Handwritten Versus Electronic Student Classroom Notes. Business Education Innovation Journal, Vol 9 (2) 110-120.
  • Bhargava, R., Faircloth, S. D., Zeng, H. (2017). Takeover protection and stock price crash risk: Evidence from state antitakeover laws. Journal of Business Research, 70, 177-184.
  • Upadhyay, A., Bhargava, R., Faircloth, S. D., Zeng, H. (2017). Inside Directors, Risk Aversion, and Firm Performance. Review of Financial Economics/Elsevier.
  • Nejadmalayeri, A., Faircloth, S. D., Wendel, J., Chelikani, S. (2016). GASB mandatory disclosure rules and municipal bond yield spreads. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

Student Achievements

  • Sabina Pandey and Olamide Olijadewas were accepted into the Ph.D. program at Texas Tech University.
  • Shane Wickes was accepted into the Master of Liberal Arts program at Stanford University.
  • Jared Carpenter was accepted into the MSF program at the University of Minnesota.
  • Gabby Baubylyte successfully passed Level III of the CFA exam.