The Banking and Finance Department, chaired by CNV Krishnan, PhD, is made up of world-renowned scholars from five continents with PhDs from prestigious universities such as the University of Rochester, New York University, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, and Emory University. Our faculty have furthered the boundaries of knowledge across the field of finance, including in such areas as corporate finance, banking, derivative and financial markets, asset pricing, portfolio management, health finance, and law and finance. Many of our faculty members also have extensive industry experience in consulting, banking, investment management, venture capital and insurance.
Members of the Banking and Finance Department are frequently invited to speak at top finance conferences. Major financial institutions and corporations seek their expertise and local and national media outlets appreciate their unparalleled knowledge of financial markets and economic policy. Our faculty have contributed to policy debates on the world economy and global financial markets at the highest levels, even capturing the attention of former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. In addition to their scholarship, our faculty excel in teaching, applying innovative methodologies to new frontiers of knowledge and making our programs among the best in the world.
For students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in the area, our distinctive Master of Science in Management-Finance (MSM-Finance) degree prepares students to get ahead in the finance world. Through case studies, real-life projects under top corporate executives, corporate presentations, field trips, and internships, MSM-Finance students acquire a solid foundation in finance while applying key concepts and theories in and out of class. Three tracks of specialization are offered—Corporate Finance, Risk Management, and Financial Big Data. The MSM-Finance program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. Two of the tracks are also STEM accredited.