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

Inaugural Finance Grand Challenges Speaker Series Tackles the US Federal Budget
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business launches the Finance Grand Challenges Speaker Series, delving into pressing…
Read News Story : Inaugural Finance Grand Challenges Speaker Series Tackles the US Federal Budget
SERC Previews Mortgage Climate Risk Analyzer for State Officials
The Maryland Department of Emergency Management collaborates with the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business to…
Read News Story : SERC Previews Mortgage Climate Risk Analyzer for State Officials
Smith School Announces New Positions and Titles for Faculty Members
With the start of the spring 2024 semester comes new titles and positions for faculty members at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.…
Read News Story : Smith School Announces New Positions and Titles for Faculty Members

Insights & Research

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
Commercial Real Estate in Demise?

Smith’s Clifford Rossi Gives Context with Risk Response Insights

Read the article : Commercial Real Estate in Demise?
Smith Experts Assess Drug Manufacturing Risk from Natural Hazards

Read the article : Smith Experts Assess Drug Manufacturing Risk from Natural Hazards
AI-Powered Pricing: Does It Make the Buying Experience More Fair and Equitable?

Read the article : AI-Powered Pricing: Does It Make the Buying Experience More Fair and Equitable?
Smith Research Identifies Flaw in SEC Move to Help Investors in Retail Stock Trading Surge

Read the article : Smith Research Identifies Flaw in SEC Move to Help Investors in Retail Stock Trading Surge

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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