Through the finance major, students will gain an understanding of the principles of financial management, including investment and portfolio management, financial markets and institutions, and financial theory and practice.
The Department of Finance supports its students financially and through initiatives to help them accomplish their career goals.
Our faculty are dedicated to offering excellent training for Ph.D. students, and as such, students take advanced coursework, conduct research with faculty and other students, teach classes and complete a dissertation.
The Masters Investment Learning Center
Visible at the heart of the Haslam building, its highlights include student-managed funds, Bloomberg terminals, investment challenges and software training opportunities.
Tracie Woidtke, professor and Finance Department Head, is researching topics including exempt proxy solicitations. She is looking into the effects of communication among shareholders and increased activism with the goal of determining whether low-cost mechanisms can influence a company to act in shareholders’ best interests.
Laura Cole, director of the Masters Investment Learning Center, offers advice for starting off on the right financial footing after graduation