Finance Department

Welcome to the finance department website. We offer courses in the undergraduateMBAMFinMQF and PhD programs as well as the special Plus 1 MFin program for well qualified undergraduate students.

Our classes are taught by some of the world's top-ranked faculty. For more than 10 years, Financial Times ranks Smith among the nation's best in intellectual capital. Students learn and collaborate with thought leaders who are transforming the way the world does business. Meet Mike Faulkender whose research on multinational corporations, compensation, and U.S. corporate taxes helps shape policy, Pete Kyle the creator of an entire field of finance and market microstructure, Steve Heston the inventor of the "Heston" model of stochastic volatility, Clifford Rossi who brings to students 25+ years of experience in risk management at Citi and other large financial institutions and David Kass whose Warren Buffett blog on Berkshire Hathaway brings to you a decade of insights from following the world's #1 investor.

Our state of art courses in MFin, MQF, MBA and undergraduate feature financial models, analytics, institutions and data. Learn about the best in asset management, risk management, treasury and corporate finance. Dive into our experiential learning modules and partner with industry to apply what you learn in real time. Join in our student-run funds. Become part of our Wall Street Fellows program. Engage with our career services for help, advice, and all else regarding internships and placements, with companies, banks, or funds, local and international. Plug yourself into the top financial markets infrastructure in our finance market lab. Engage with events hosted by our premier Center for Financial Policy.

All this right here in the heart of the greater Washington D.C. area ranked one of the best places in America. Feel the buzz in the vibrant and connected U.S. capital.

Finance News

Speaker Series Addresses and Provides Solutions to the Challenges Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Face
The latest NFIB survey indicates a historic low in small business owner optimism. Senator Cardin and Linda McMahon discuss challenges like…
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Wikler Finance Case Competition Showcases Smith Undergrads
Undergraduates shine in the 2024 Joseph M. Wikler Finance Case Competition, presenting innovative solutions to real-world financial issues…
Read News Story : Wikler Finance Case Competition Showcases Smith Undergrads
Smith’s Michael Wilgus Recognized by Poets & Quants as Among the World’s Best and Brightest MBAs
Michael Wilgus, a standout graduate of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business MBA program, has been named among…
Read News Story : Smith’s Michael Wilgus Recognized by Poets & Quants as Among the World’s Best and Brightest MBAs

Insights & Research

Benchmarking ESG in Banking Fundamentally Insufficient, Study Shows

Read the article : Benchmarking ESG in Banking Fundamentally Insufficient, Study Shows
New UMD Smith SERC-ABA Report Defines ‘Basel III Endgame’ Flaws

Read the article : New UMD Smith SERC-ABA Report Defines ‘Basel III Endgame’ Flaws
Kroger-Albertsons and FTC Antitrust Standards

Smith’s Susan White Co-Authors Winning Case Study on Grocery Titans’ Embattled Merger Attempt

Read the article : Kroger-Albertsons and FTC Antitrust Standards
How Mafia Crackdowns Drive Competition and Innovation in Local Economies

Read the article : How Mafia Crackdowns Drive Competition and Innovation in Local Economies
The Case for Enterprise Risk Management in Higher Education

Smith’s Clifford Rossi Explains Why the Practice Commonly Associated With Banks and Federal Agencies Also Is Relevant for Colleges and Universities

Read the article : The Case for Enterprise Risk Management in Higher Education

Contact Us

Department Chair
Geoffrey Tate
Phone: 301-405-4853
Email: gtate@umd.edu

Administrative Coordinator
Lori D. Petterson
Phone: 301-405-2333
Email: lpetters@umd.edu

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