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School of Business Administration
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 880-8454
Fax: (404) 880-8458

The finance department is an academic unit within the School of Business. The department's activities are functionally focused in all areas of finance as a discipline, empirical application and managerial decision-making. All departmental faculty have their primary specialization in finance as a functional field of expertise, with secondary specialization in areas affiliated to finance in business administration and economics.

Goals and Mission Statement

The mission of the Finance Department, consistent with that of the School and the University, is to educate students to become managers and leaders in a rapidly changing, information-oriented global economic environment. This entails the teaching of decision-making ability, analytical skills and a set of values that lead to moral management. It is the mission of the Department to help produce graduates who have these values. In accordance with this mission, the Department also pursues other goals, including the production of relevant business research and service to the community. 
Within this context, the Finance Department ardently pursues the development of analytical skills and r decision-making abilities in its students. In addition, it is our goal to incorporate ethical issues into the classroom to foster the development of moral values by our students (future business leaders). Our graduates should understand that value-maximizing decisions must take into account issues of social responsibility, as the shareholder value approach is a long-term, decision-making framework. The Finance Department manages the academic program of the Real Estate Institute, a service arm of the University that has a separate operating budget. The Real Estate Institute is funded by a combination of university and external funds.


  • Personal Finance
  • Real Estate Principles and Practices
  • Business Finance
  • Principles of Insurance I
  • Real Estate Finance and Investments
  • International Financial Management
  • Commercial Bank Management
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis for Decision-Making
  • Financial Markets and Institutions

Detailed course descriptions for undergraduate programs


  • Financial Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Capital Markets and Investment Banking
  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Commercial Lending
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Special Problems in Finance
  • Financial Management I
  • Financial Management II
  • Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance I
  • Corporate Finance II
  • Portfolio Management
  • Financial Strategy and Policy
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Global Business and Finance
  • Economic Analysis 

Detailed course descriptions for graduate programs


  • Kasim Alli, PhD
  • C. W. Copeland
  • Wanda Owens, PhD
  • John Young, PhD