Finance at Ross
The Finance Department at the Ross School of Business seeks to contribute
to the school’s mission of leading in thought and action by making
fundamental contributions to the field of finance, by disseminating that
knowledge through our teaching, and by creating an impact on business
practice. We are widely recognized as one the premier finance groups in
The Ross Finance faculty’s research interests cover a broad range
of topics, including corporate finance, asset pricing, financial intermediation,
market microstructure, and real estate. The faculty’s research is regularly published in
top journals and has won numerous awards. Our faculty members serve
on the editorial boards of several top journals and are very visible by
their participation to leading finance and economics conferences.
Our research continues to have a significant impact on the practice of Finance.
The Finance Department offers an extensive array of courses at the BBA,
MBA, and PhD levels, covering topics in corporate finance, investments,
banking, venture capital and private equity, and real estate. Finance
electives are some of the most popular electives at Ross. We strive to
offer courses that are relevant to the real world in order to help our
students to be successful in their chosen careers.
Resources and Support
R. and Georgene M. Tozzi Finance Center, founded in 2003, is a state-of-the-art
learning facility that supports action-based learning. The 5,800-square-foot
building includes a financial analysis and trading floor classroom, a flexible
and wireless electronic classroom and an E-lab seminar room. It is equipped
with the latest in live financial data feeds, information services, research
tools and trading tools to allow students to experience the look and feel
of a real trading floor environment.
Life Financial Research Center, established in 1990 and supported
by the Mitsui Life Insurance Company and Ross School of Business, encourages
and supports academic research in finance. Initially, the Center focused
on Asia and the Pacific Rim nations, but, as financial markets have
expanded globally, the focus has become broader. The Center addresses a wide
range of financial issues relevant to academics and practitioners alike
by hosting visiting scholars and researchers from Asia and serving as
an academic bridge to the United States.
Center activities include an annual academic symposium at the Ross School,
conferences held in Tokyo on emerging issues of importance to policy makers
and practitioners in Japan, a lecture series of distinguished speakers from
academia and business, and financial support for faculty and doctoral
In addition to
standard summer support and research accounts, a number of other resources
to Ross School faculty:
• Small research grants available from the Dean’s office throughout the year.
• Large research grants available from the Dean’s office on a biannual basis.
Many of our faculty members have recently received such grants.
Fellowship funding available from the Mitsui Life Financial Research Center
each year for at least one faculty member to buy out one semester of
teaching time to devote to research.