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About the Department of Finance and Business Law


The Department of Finance and Business Law offers finance programs that provide the tools necessary for a wide range of professions in today's competitive job market. The department offers two majors, the Finance major and the Quantitative Finance major. Through state-of-the-art instruction, emphasis is placed on applications, group interaction and problem-solving skills in the classroom. All undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Business are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The faculty prides itself on currency and innovation through continued research and a commitment to excellence in education. We place an emphasis on both and understanding of finance theory, as well as the practical application of theory to real-world problems. The Department of Finance and Business Law faculty members have published numerous journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Futures Markets. The department faculty members have also published many books, cases, and monographs.

Department of Finance and Business Law is part of the College of Business and is housed in Zane Showker Hall, just west of Route 81. This facility offers the latest in computer technology and a professional classroom environment. Included are conference rooms for group study and project presentations, and lecture halls equipped with the latest in instructional technology.

Mission Statement 

The Program of Finance and Business Law strives to prepare students for decision-making roles in an increasingly technological and global environment.


To support its mission, the Program of Finance and Business Law is committed to the following:

  • Creating an educational environment that fosters an intellectual curiosity about the functioning of commerce and the facilitating role of finance and business law.
  • Using an integrative instructional approach to provide a quality comprehensive educational, cultural and social experience for students.
  • Raising expectations and aspirations of students.
  • Providing a proper balance between challenge and support in the education process.
  • Providing the larger university community with access to the basic principles and applications of finance for essential life cycle decisions through courses designed for non-finance students and through innovative and contemporary curriculums.