A strong global economy relies upon professionals who have a mastery of how to allocate money to its highest-valued use. The study of finance provides students with an in-depth understanding of how businesses raise and invest capital, how individuals allocate their savings among different investment alternatives and how markets function to equate the demand for capital by firms and the supply of capital by investors.
Drexel LeBow’s Department of Finance boasts an award-winning group of faculty members, who are leading researchers and dedicated teachers. A ranking of research publications names LeBow’s finance faculty among the top 66 worldwide.
Department Faculty and Research
Most faculty research pertains to corporate finance or corporate governance. In the finance area, research topics include mergers and acquisitions, dividend policy, capital budgeting, issuing securities and capital structure. Some faculty work in investments with a focus on behavioral finance, mutual funds and hedge funds. Research topics in corporate governance include board composition, executive compensation, director reputation, board input into mergers and acquisitions, and issues relating to bankruptcy and fraud.
Finance Trading Lab and Bloomberg Terminal Room
The finance and trading labs are equipped with cutting-edge, industry-standard software on 42 computers for student and faculty use.
Lowry, Michelle, ES Risks and Shareholder Voice. Review of Financial Studies (Forthcoming).
Fich, Eliezer M., Parrino, Robert, and Tran, Anh, When and how are rule 10b5-1 plans used for insider stock sales?. Journal of Financial Economics 149 (Jul 2023):1-26.
Fich, Eliezer M., Harford, Jarrad, and Tran, Anh, Disloyal Managers and Shareholders’ Wealth. Review of Financial Studies 36 (May 2023):1837-1888.