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 MFINMQFMBA and undergraduate features 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 or our emerging CFO programs. Engage with our career services or finance advising team 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

Maryland Smith Announces Eight New Faculty Members

As courses convene for the new academic year, Maryland Smith is welcoming eight new scholars to its faculty.

Tejwansh (Tej)…

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Scholarship Honors Late Maryland Smith Student

Tom Savransky, a finance student and College Park Scholar who co-founded a virtual fitting company that would improve the experience of…

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Global Teams Compete in the Finance IB Agility Lab

As part of the #KeepGlobalSmith campaign, the Center for Global Business held the International Business (IB) Agility Lab: Finance from…

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Insights & Research

In Robinhood’s Debut, Echoes of Facebook

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America Has an Oligopoly Problem

Here’s What Happens to the Economy – And Your Wallet – When America’s Biggest Firms Become Too Big.

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Is It Time for Financial Climate Risk Regulation?

It’s Needed, But the U.S. May Not Be Ready Yet, Smith Expert Testifies

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What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates?

Predictions for the Future of the Housing Market

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Buying and Selling a House in a Hot Market

Advice for Buyers, Sellers and Homeowners Who Are Staying Put

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21 for 2021: Midyear Stocks To Watch

David Kass adds nine new companies to his watch list

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Contact Us

Department Chair
Russell Wermers
Bank of America Professor of Finance
Director, Center for Financial Policy

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

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