The major in Finance examines the role and operation of the financial sector of the economy in order to develop an understanding of the financial function in business and the management of assets and liabilities by both financial institutions and individuals. This major is intended to prepare students for professional positions with banking institutions, finance, departments of business enterprises, insurance companies, and investment companies.

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Submissions from 2007

Anticipated Credit Rating Changes and Early Redemption of Corporate Debt, Amy F. Lipton

Rebalancing with Triggers, Ginette M. McManus

The Potential Impact of the Elimination of the Preferential Tax Treatment for Municipal Bonds: The Case of Davis vs The State of Kentucky, Ginette M. McManus

Effect of the TIFFE Listing of the Yen-Dollar Futures Contract, Rajneesh Sharma

Financing Aquisitions with Contingent Value Rights, Rajneesh Sharma

IT Value Enhancement Through Process Integration, Rajneesh Sharma

The Potential Impact of the Elimination of Preferential Tax Treatment for Municipal Bonds: The Case of Davis vs the State of Kentucky, Rajneesh Sharma

Rebalancing with Triggers, Ahmet Tezel

The Potential Impact on Municipal Bond Funds of the Elimination of the Preferential Tax Treatment: The Case of Davis vs. the State of Kentucky, Ahmet Tezel

Submissions from 2006

Do Stock Options Always Align Manager and Shareholders' Interest?, Morris G. Danielson

The Leasing Decisions of Small Businesses, Morris G. Danielson

Information Asymmetry and the Cost of Going Public for Equity Carve-Outs, Karen M. Hogan

The Benefits of Holding Leveraged Loans as Part of a Diversified Portfolio, Karen M. Hogan

Options Listings and Individual Equity Volatility, Dan Jubinski

Timing of Calls of Corporate Bonds: An Empirical Examination Using Survival Analysis, Amy F. Lipton

Are All Hedgers Created Equal? An Analysis of Credit Deriative Usage by Commercial Banks, Ginette M. McManus

Sustainability of Potential Reductions in Retirement Withdrawals, Ginette M. McManus

Technical Trading Strategies and Short-Term Stock Price Reversals, Ginette M. McManus

Technical Trading Strategies and Short-Term Stock Prices Reversals, Ginette M. McManus

Are All Hedgers Created Equal? An Analysis of Credit Derivative Usage by Commercial Banks, Carolin D. Schellhorn

An Examination of Intraday Volatility Around International Cross Listing of Yen Dollar Futures Contract, Rajneesh Sharma

An Examination of Intraday Volatility Around International Listing of Yen-Dollar Futures Contract, Rajneesh Sharma

Process Improvement as a Real Option to Extract Value from Project Failure in Context of Small Business, Rajneesh Sharma

Are All Hedgers Created Equal? An Analysis of Credit Derivative Usage by Commercial Banks, Ahmet Tezel

Lecture Notes for Student Managed Investments, Ahmet Tezel

Savings Rate and Income Replacement Ratio, Ahmet Tezel

Sustainability of Potential Reductions in Retirement Withdrawals, Ahmet Tezel

Technical Trading Strategies and Short-Term Stock Price Reversals, Ahmet Tezel

Technical Trading Strategies and Short-Term Stock Prices Reversals, Ahmet Tezel

Submissions from 2005

Chapters 6,7,8, Christopher Coyne

Agency Conflicts and Small Firm Investment Decisions, Morris G. Danielson

The Capital Budgeting Decisions of Small Businesses, Morris G. Danielson

A New Test for Chaos, Claire Gilmore

Finance Literature Index, Jean L. Heck

A Comparison of the Characteristics Affecting the Pricing of Equity Carve-Outs and Initial Public Offerings, Karen M. Hogan

An Empirical Examination of the Debt/Equity Choice in Small and Large Firms, Dan Jubinski

Observable Firm Characteristics and Individual Equity Volatility Persistence, Dan Jubinski

Portfolio Allocations and the Emerging Equity Markets of Central Europe, Ginette M. McManus

The Dynamics of Central European Equity Market Integration, Ginette M. McManus

The Dynamics of Central European Equity Market Integration, Ginette M. McManus

The Dynamics of Central European Equity Market Integration, Ginette M. McManus

The Dynamics of Central European Equity Market Integration, Ginette M. McManus

The Dynamics of Central European Equity Market Integration, Ginette M. McManus

Managing the Maturity of Fixed-Income Investments in Rising Interest Rate Environments, Carolin D. Schellhorn

Managing the Maturity of Fixed-Income Investments in Rising Interest Rate Environments, Carolin D. Schellhorn

Process Improvement as a Real Option to Extract Value from Project Failure in Context of Small Business, Rajneesh Sharma

An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis and Multiple Objective Data Envelopment Analysis to Identifying Successful Pharmaceutical Companies, George H. Webster

Submissions from 2004

Economic Issues of Campaign 2004, Thomas F. Burke

An Examination of the Effect of Growth of Earnings Stability on the Performance of Equity Portfolios., Corolyn E. Clark

An Examination of the Effect of Growth of Earnings Stability on the Performance of Equity Portfolios, Christopher Coyne

When Does R&D Expense Distort Profitability Estimates?, Morris G. Danielson

When Does R&D Expense Distort Profitability Estimates?, Morris G. Danielson

An Examination of the Effect of Growth of Earnings Stability on the Performance of Equity Portfolios, Paul L. Foster

Divestitures, Equity Carve-Outs, and Initial Public Offerings: The role of Information Asymmetry and Signaling Variables on Underpricing, Karen M. Hogan

The Differences in the Variables Explaining the Early Pricing of Equity Carve-Outs and Initial Offerings, Karen M. Hogan

A Goal Seek Macro for Sensitivity Analysis, Ginette M. McManus

A Goal Seek macro for Sensitivity Analysis, Ginette M. McManus

An Empirical Examination of Accounting and Residual Returns as Measures of Corporate Performance, Ginette M. McManus

An Empirical Examination of Accounting and Residual Returns as Measures of Corporate Performance, Ginette M. McManus

Portfolio Allocations and the Emerging Equity Markets of Central Europe, Ginette M. McManus

Portfolio Allocations and the Emerging Equity Markets of Central Europe, Ginette M. McManus

Response Asymmetries in the Emerging Equity Markets of Central Europe, Ginette M. McManus

Response Asymmetries in the Emerging Equity Markets of Central Europe, Ginette M. McManus

Response Asymmetries in the Emerging Equity Markets of Central Europe, Ginette M. McManus

The Impact of NAFTA on the Integration of the Canadian, Mexican, and US Equity Markets, Ginette M. McManus

The Impact of NAFTA on the Integration of the Canadian, Mexican, and US Equity Markets, Ginette M. McManus

The Impact of NAFTA on the Integration of the Canadian, Mexican, and US Equity Markets, Ginette M. McManus

A Goal Seek Macro for Sensitivity Analysis, Ahmet Tezel

An Empirical Investigation of Accounting and Residual Returns as Measures of Corporate Performance, Ahmet Tezel

Estimating the Competitive Advantage Period and the Residual Return for the Stock Market, Ahmet Tezel

Business Policy: Cross Functional and Integrative, George H. Webster

Submissions from 2003

Keeping Solvent Freshman Year - A Primer in Personal Finance, Thomas F. Burke

New Challenges for Corporate Directors, Thomas F. Burke

Volatility of Returns: The 'Forgotten' Factor in Retirement Planning., Corolyn E. Clark

An Assessment of Retirement Calculators on Web Sites, Christopher Coyne

Corporate Dividends and Earnings: Is there a long-run equilibrium relationship?, Christopher Coyne

Talley Industries: a Cost of Capital Issue, Christopher Coyne

Accounting Returns Revisited: Evidence of their Usefulness in Estimating, Morris G. Danielson

Analysts' Interpretation of Transitory Earnings Components: Evidence from..., Morris G. Danielson

Talley Industries, Inc.: An Optimal Capital Structure Analysis, Paul L. Foster

Volatility Returns: The 'Forgotten' Factor in Retirement Planning, Paul L. Foster

Web-Based Retirement Calculators: Boon or Bane?, Paul L. Foster

An Empirical Estimation of The Degrees of Operating and Financial Leverage Using the Theory of Cointegration, Asim Ghosh

Japanese Yen and the S&P500 Stock Index Linkage: Evidence in the Spot and Futures Markets, Asim Ghosh

Long-Term Equilibrium Relationship Between the Prime Rate and the S & P 500 Index, Asim Ghosh

Leveraged Loans Versus High Yield Bonds: Which is a Better Asset to Hold in your Portfolio?, Karen M. Hogan

The Pricing of Equity Carve-Outs During the 1990 Decade, Karen M. Hogan

Bilateral and Multilateral Cointegration Properties between the German and Central European Equity Markets, Ginette M. McManus

Cointegration and NAFTA: Some Evidence with North American Equity Markets, Ginette M. McManus

Disaggregating the Return on Equity: An Expanded Leverage Approach, Ginette M. McManus

NAFTA on the Integration of Canadian, Mexican, and U. S. Equity Markets, Ginette M. McManus

Random-Walk and Efficiency Tests of Central European Equity Markets, Ginette M. McManus

Should Investors Diversify into the Central European Equity Markets, Ginette M. McManus

Should Investors Diversify into the Central European Equity Markets?, Ginette M. McManus

The Asset Allocation Decision and Emerging Equity Markets of Central Europe, Ginette M. McManus

The Asset Allocation Decision and Emerging Equity Markets of Central Europe, Ginette M. McManus

The Impact of NAFTA on the Integration of the Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. Equity Markets, Ginette M. McManus

The Impact of NAFTA on the Integration of the Canadian, Mexican, and US Equity Markets, Ginette M. McManus

Lender Certification Premiums, Carolin D. Schellhorn

Teaching Introductory Concept of Insurance Company Management: A Simulation Game, Carolin D. Schellhorn