2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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James W. Wansley, Head
Suzan P. Murphy, Assistant Department Head

Boehm, T.P. (Goodner Professor of Banking), PhD – Washington (St. Louis)
DeGennaro, R.P. (HCB Professor of Banking and Finance), PhD – Ohio State
Wachowicz, Jr., J.M. (Regions Bank Scholar), PhD – Illinois
Wansley, J.W. (Clayton Homes Chair of Excellence), PhD – South Carolina

Associate Professors
Daves, P.R. (Voigt Professor), PhD – North Carolina
Fauver, L. (James F. Smith Jr. Professor and Research Fellow, Corporate Governance Center), PhD – Florida
Harrell, D.L. (HCB Investments Professor), PhD – Florida
Kelley, E.K., PhD – Texas A&M
Puckett, W.A. (Massingale Scholar in Finance), PhD – Georgia
Woidtke, T. (David E. Sharp/Home Federal Bank Professor), PhD – Tulane

Assistant Professors
Maslar, D., PhD – Missouri
Serfling, M., PhD – Arizona
Taboada, A., PhD – Ohio State

Cole, L.S. (Senior Lecturer and Director, Masters Investment Learning Center), PhD – Tennessee
Graham, D. (Farm Bureau - Tennessee Insurance/Risk Management Lecturer), MA – Kentucky
Murphy, S.P. (Distinguished Lecturer and Assistant to the Department Head), MBA – Loyola
Williams, D. (TVA Investment Challenge), BS – Tennessee

Emeriti Faculty
Auxier, A.L., PhD – Iowa
Black, H.A., PhD – Ohio State
Philippatos, G., PhD – New York University
Shrieves, R., PhD – California (Los Angeles)

The finance major gives students the flexibility to tailor their programs to fit their particular career goals and to prepare for one (or more) of the following specialty areas. The course in investments leads to career opportunities in investment analysis, commercial and investment banking, and insurance companies. The course in real estate is designed for students who are interested in real estate brokerage, appraising, taxation, law, property management, real estate development, mortgage lending and banking, construction, government loan guarantees, and insurance. The course in corporate finance leads to opportunities in corporate forecasting, planning, and control; cash management; and capital and financial analysis positions. The course in financial institutions and markets prepares students for opportunities in the management of financial institutions, as well as within the government organizations related to the industry. The course in insurance and risk management prepares students for opportunities in insurance, business, and public risk management. The course in international finance is designed to give all students, regardless of their career goals, an enhanced understanding of financial management in a global context.


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