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 1992

Market Estimates of a Bank's Claims Extinction Maturity, Carolin D. Schellhorn

The Darwinian Process in Banking, Carolin D. Schellhorn

Active Asset Allocation: An Effective Investment Strategy, Ahmet Tezel

Active Asset Allocation: An Effective Investment Strategy, Ahmet Tezel

An Empirical Analysis of the Performance of an Asset Allocation Model: 1969-1991, Ahmet Tezel

Dividends, Investments, and Financing Decisions: Empirical Evidence on Small U. S. Firms, George H. Webster

Forecasting Bankruptcy: A Comparison of a Quantitative Approach with a Judgmental Approach, George H. Webster

General Fastener, Inc., George H. Webster

General Fasteners, Inc, George H. Webster

Stock Evaluations of Publicly Held Corporations: An Update of the Gordon Study, George H. Webster

Stock Valuation of Publicly Held Corporations: An Update of The Gordon Study, George H. Webster

Submissions from 1991

The Use of Influence Statistics to Complement the Market Model Analysis of Bond Rating Changes., Corolyn E. Clark

General Fastener, Paul L. Foster

Proof Set Coins as a Long-Term Investment, Paul L. Foster

Proof Set Coins as a Long-Term Investment, Paul L. Foster

The Performance of a Market Timer: A 20 Year Evaluation, Paul L. Foster

The Performance of a Market Timer: A 20-year Evaluation, Paul L. Foster

The Use of Influence Statistics to Complement the Market Model Analysis of Bond Rating Changes, Paul L. Foster

The Use of Influence Statistics to Complement the Market Model Analysis of Bond Rating Changes, Paul L. Foster

Subordinated Debt Market Information and the Pricing of Deposit Insurance, Carolin D. Schellhorn

The Role of Subordinated Debt in Measuring and Regualting Financial Institution Riskiness (Deposit Insurance), Carolin D. Schellhorn

Proof Sets As A Long-Term Investment, Ahmet Tezel

Proof Sets As a Long-Term Investment, Ahmet Tezel

The Performance of Stock Market Timer: A 20-Year Evaluation of An Econometric Forecasting Model, Ahmet Tezel

Methodologies for Evaluating Computer Packages as Tools for Effective Teaching of Topics in Finance, George H. Webster

Submissions from 1990

Profitability and Market Concentration Effects of Expanding Statewide Branching of Commercial Banks., Corolyn E. Clark

Corporate Acquisitions as Tax Arbitrage, Christopher Coyne

Corporate Acquisitions as Tax Arbitrage, Christopher Coyne

Is a Retail Multi-Product Cost Allocation System Better Than the Old-Fashioned Way: A Preliminary Test of Direct Product Profit, Christopher Coyne

Profitability and Market Concentration Effects of Expanding Statewide Branching of Commercial Banks, Paul L. Foster

Re-Examining Interactions Between Investment and Financing: Structural Tests and Forecasting Performance in Canada and in the U. S., Ginette M. McManus

The Information Content of the Adoption of Formal Strategic Planning, Ginette M. McManus

The Information Content of the Adoption of Formal Strategic Planning, Ginette M. McManus

The Role of Subordinated Debt in Pricing Risk-Adjusted Deposit Insurance, Carolin D. Schellhorn

The Dynamic Adjustment of Sustainable Growth Rate, Ahmet Tezel

A Comparison of Multiple Discriminant Analysis to Logit Analysis in Predicting Small Firm Bankruptcy, George H. Webster

Analysis of Computer Packages as a Tool for Effective Teaching of Financial Management, George H. Webster

Predicting Small Firm Bankruptcy Using M. D. A, George H. Webster

Using Discriminant Analysis to Predict Small Firm Bankruptcy, George H. Webster

Submissions from 1989

Bond Rating Changes - The Relationship Between Common Stock Returns and Risk, Paul L. Foster

Bond Rating Changes - The Relationships Between Common Stock Returns and Risk, Paul L. Foster

Profitability and Market Concentration Effects of Expanding Statewide Branching of Commercial Banks, Paul L. Foster

Using Influence Statistics to Explain the Relationship Between Common Stock Bond Rating Changes, Paul L. Foster

Using Influence Statistics to Explain the Relationship Between Common Stock Returns and Risk and Bond Rating Charges, Paul L. Foster

Performance Evaluation of FSLIC Receivers, Contractors and FDA, Ahmet Tezel

Testing Altman's Equation on Small, Medium, and Large Firms, George H. Webster

Submissions from 1988

Review of Labor Charging Policies and Practices: Universal Propulsion Company, Inc. (UPCO), Paul L. Foster

Using Daily Common Stock Returns and Risk Bond Rating Changes, Paul L. Foster

Using Daily Common Stock Returns to Explain the Relationships between Common Stock Returns and Risk and Bond Rating Changes, Paul L. Foster

An Empirical Investigation of Geske-Johnson's American Put Option Pricing Model, Asim Ghosh

CEO's Perception of Strategy Consultants, Ahmet Tezel

The Value Line Stock Rankings and Option Model Implied Standard Deviations, Ahmet Tezel

Using a Dividend Discount Model to Discriminate Between the Under and Over-Valued Securities, Ahmet Tezel

Submissions from 1987

The Effects of Bond Rating Changes on Common Stock Systematic Risk and Return., Corolyn E. Clark

A Tax Theory of Corporate Acquisitions, Christopher Coyne

The Effects of Bond Rating Changes on Common Stock Systematic Risk and Return, Paul L. Foster

The Effects of Bond Rating Changes on Common Stock Systematic Risk and Return, Paul L. Foster

The Effects of Bond Rating Changes on Common Stock Systematic Risk and Return, Paul L. Foster

Risk in Short-Term Investments, Ginette M. McManus

Risk in Short-Term Investments, Ginette M. McManus

New ISO CGL 'Claims Made' Policy and Its Implications For The Reinsurance Intermediary, Richard Shaw

Submissions from 1986

The Impact of Statewide Branching Legislation on Commercial Bank Concentration in Pennsylvania., Corolyn E. Clark

Review of "Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Government', Paul L. Foster

The Determinants of Price-Earning Ratios: Evidence from Ex-Ante Value Line Data, Ahmet Tezel

The Determinants of Price-Earnings Ratios: Evidence from Ex-Ante Value Line Data, Ahmet Tezel

The Value Line Stock Rankings and Option Implied Standard Deviations, Ahmet Tezel

The Value Line Stock Rankings and Option Implied Standard Deviations, Ahmet Tezel

Submissions from 1985

A Technique for Coping with the Problems of Introductory Accounting., Corolyn E. Clark

Economic Forces on International Stock Markets: Testing the APT and Other Asset Pricing Theories, Paul L. Foster

Economic Forces on International Stock Markets: Testing the APT and Other Asset Pricing Theories, Paul L. Foster

Fund Raising for Small Schools, Paul L. Foster

International Aspects of CAPM: Testing for a Constant Systematic Risk, Paul L. Foster

The Quest for Financial Security, Paul L. Foster

Timekeeping and Labor Charging Study, Paul L. Foster

Defeasance and Returns to Bondholders, Ahmet Tezel

Defeasance and Returns to Bondholders, Ahmet Tezel

Submissions from 1984

Dressing For Success in Today's Corporation, Thomas F. Burke

Portfolio Theory and the Adjustment Process for Systematic Risk, Paul L. Foster

Report on Review of Syscon G&A Functions, Paul L. Foster

Risks and Rewards of Investing Overseas, Paul L. Foster

The Role of Small Colleges of Business in Employee Development and Training, Paul L. Foster

Excess Trading Activity in December and Its Relation to Concentration of Ownership, Leverage, Capital Gains, and Size, Ahmet Tezel

Excess Trading Activity in December and its Relation to Concentration of Ownership, Leverage, Capital Gains, and Size, Ahmet Tezel

Submissions from 1983

Accounting for Non-Accountants, Thomas F. Burke

A Perspective on the Defense Budget: Issues and Problems, Paul L. Foster

A Strategy for Fund Raising for Small Colleges of Business, Paul L. Foster

Examination of Aquisition Directives for Streamlining and Reduction, Paul L. Foster

Fund Raising and Linkages with the Development Offices: on the Revenue Side, Paul L. Foster

Fund Raising for Small Schools of Business, Paul L. Foster

Fund Raising for Small Schools of Business, Paul L. Foster

Fundraising for Small Schools of Business, Paul L. Foster

Keep on the Interest Rate Squeeze, Paul L. Foster

Organizing for National Security and International Affairs, Paul L. Foster

Pennsylvania Banking in the 1980's, Paul L. Foster

Pennsylvania Banking on the 1980s, Paul L. Foster

Returns and Variability Comparisons Among Countries and Industries, Paul L. Foster

Returns and Variability Comparisons Among Countries and Industries, Paul L. Foster

Start Over with Social Security, Paul L. Foster

The Outlook for Banking in Pennsylvania in the 1980s, Paul L. Foster

The Outlook for Banking in Pennsylvania in the 1980s, Paul L. Foster