The Finance Department
the Ross School of Business contributes 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 world.
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
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
The John 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.
The Mitsui 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 research.