School of Business Administration
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
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.