The Finance Department

The Department of Finance objective is to prepare students for careers in corporate finance, financial services, and other industries. We consider, as an integral part of our mission, the production of scholarly research and involvement of its faculty in providing service to the College of Business, FAU, and the community of South Florida.

Guiding Principles:

Develop critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills that provide the foundation for life-long learning in finance.

The Department of Finance can boast of the accomplishments of the faculty and students. The faculty has published research in the leading academic and practitioner journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, the Journal of Financial Research, and the Financial Review. The faculty also excels in teaching at the undergraduate, Masters' and Ph.D. levels, winning several teaching awards and drawing from business experience.

Our faculty achievement influences our students' achievements. After graduation, students enter the workforce prepared and advance rapidly. Finance students are currently working for Fortune 500 companies in the south Florida area as well as in other parts of the country and overseas.

Director’s Welcome:

Welcome to the homepage of the Department of Finance. As one of six academic units of the College of Business, we offer full-degree programs in Finance at the undergraduate level. We also offer a finance-track concentration through our MBA program and a Ph.D. in Finance.

The Department consists of fourteen faculty members in finance, insurance, and real estate. Our faculty are very active in academic research with publications in some of the leading journals in their fields.

We offer courses in corporate finance, investments, financial markets, banking, and international finance. At the MBA level, we offer courses in investments, risk management, corporate finance, financial markets, corporate investment policy, and multinational finance. Students graduating with a finance degree can look forward to career opportunities in the areas of investments, banking, corporate financial management, financial planning, insurance and financial services. A finance degree can prepare students to enter a global environment full of challenges and rewarding opportunities.

For additional information about the department, degree requirements, or faculty, visit the ancillary links located across the Department of Finance Page.

~ Department of Finance Chair, Dr. Douglas Cumming

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Academic Programs

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The Real Estate Initiative at FAU

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The following list of scholarships was created by donations from individuals and organizations for students of the College of Business (COB). The FAU Foundation and the Dean's Office administer the scholarships once per year at the start of the Fall Semester. Some scholarships are made from the interest accrued on endowed funds. The scholarships may be expendable or endowments. Therefore, each scholarship fund is reviewed and awarded on a case by case basis.

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Careers in Finance

Accreditation & Rankings

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Best MBA in Sport Management

Top-10 in the world according to SportBusiness

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Financial Times Ranking

2023 Executive Education Professional Development Programs

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AACSB Accreditation

Proud member of AACSB, the premier accreditation agency for business schools

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Best Part-Time MBA

Ranked among the best part-time MBA programs

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Best Part-Time MBA

Ranked among the best part-time MBA programs

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Top-50 in Entrepreneurship

Third consecutive ranking from The Princeton Review

Best International Business Undergrad Program

Best International Business

#22 undergrad. by U.S. News & World Report

Best Online Bachelor's in Business

Best Online Bachelor's in Business

#44 for best online bachelor's in business

ACTA Oases of Excellence

ACTA Oases of Excellence

Phil Smith, Adams, and Madden Centers named ACTA Oases of Excellence

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