The Department of Finance objective is to prepare students for careers in corporate finance, financial services, and other industries. We consider, as an integral part of our mission, the production of scholarly research and involvement of its faculty in providing service to the College of Business, FAU, and the community of South Florida.

Guiding Principles:

Develop critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills that provide the foundation for life-long learning in finance.

The Department of Finance can boast of the accomplishments of the faculty and students. The faculty has published research in the leading academic and practitioner journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, the Journal of Financial Research, and the Financial Review. The faculty also excels in teaching at the undergraduate, Masters' and Ph.D. levels, winning several teaching awards and drawing from business experience.

Our faculty achievement influences our students' achievements. After graduation, students enter the workforce prepared and advance rapidly. Finance students are currently working for Fortune 500 companies in the south Florida area as well as in other parts of the country and overseas.

Please enjoy this Welcome Message, from the Department of Finance Chair, Dr. Emilio R. Zarruk:

Director’s Welcome:

Welcome to the homepage of the Department of Finance. As one of six academic units of the College of Business, we offer full-degree programs in Finance at the undergraduate level. We also offer a finance-track concentration through our MBA program and a Ph.D. in Finance.

The Department consists of fourteen faculty members in finance, insurance, and real estate. Our faculty are very active in academic research with publications in some of the leading journals in their fields.

We offer courses in corporate finance, investments, financial markets, banking, and international finance. At the MBA level, we offer courses in investments, risk management, corporate finance, financial markets, corporate investment policy, and multinational finance. Students graduating with a finance degree can look forward to career opportunities in the areas of investments, banking, corporate financial management, financial planning, insurance and financial services. A finance degree can prepare students to enter a global environment full of challenges and rewarding opportunities.

For additional information about the department, degree requirements, or faculty, visit the ancillary links located across the Department of Finance Page.

Student reading information about the academic programs within the Department of Finance

Academic Programs

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Learn more about the Real Estate Initiative at FAU

The Real Estate Initiative at FAU

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The following list of scholarships was created by donations from individuals and organizations for students of the College of Business (COB). The FAU Foundation and the Dean's Office administer the scholarships once per year at the start of the Fall Semester. Some scholarships are made from the interest accrued on endowed funds. The scholarships may be expendable or endowments. Therefore, each scholarship fund is reviewed and awarded on a case by case basis. To apply, select the red application button to the right. Awards to scholarship recipients are received in writing approximately one month after the application window closes. The closing date for all scholarship applications in the College of Business is: Fall 2017 Scholarships Deadline - August 23, 2017 at 11:59 EST; Spring 2018 Scholarship Deadline - January 17, 2018 at 11:59 EST.

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Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #11 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online GRAD Business Programs

#37 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

Online MBA programs

Best Online MBA Programs

FAU Business again ranked among the "Best Online MBA Programs" in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report.

Online Veterans

Best Online GRAD Veterans Programs

#19 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA).

Online Veterans

Best Online Veterans MBA Programs

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked FAU Business among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."

Sport Interantional Ranking

Best MBA in Sport Management Program

The MBA in Sport Management program is among the top 20 postgraduate sports business programs in the world, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness.

Best Schools - Hospitality

Best Hospitality Program

FAU Business ranks on The 30 Best Hospitality Programs in the U.S.

Best For Vets

Best For Veterans

FAU Business was named one of the top business schools in South Florida for veterans by Military Times. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."