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Darla Moore School of Business


Department of Finance

The Department of Finance at the Darla Moore School of Business is composed of outstanding faculty and researchers whose interests include areas such as bank management, corporate restructuring, investment management, risk management, employee benefits and real estate finance.

Excellence in teaching, excellence in research

The Department of FInance supports the mission of the university and the Moore School through its commitment to teaching, research and outreach.

Excellence in teaching is demonstrated by numerous awards recognizing our faculty for superior teaching performance: the AMOCO Outstanding Teaching Award, the Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award and the Michael J. Mungo Teaching Award. These awards are campus-wide and represent the most prestigious forms of teaching recognition at the University of South Carolina. Our department has been honored twice with the Mungo Award, while three of our faculty have been recognized as top teachers by the Alfred G. Smith, Jr. Excellence in Teaching Award.

Excellence in research supports the teaching mission by ensuring that faculty are on the cutting edge of their respective fields. Finance department faculty consistently publish in the highest impact journals in the finance profession, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies

Undergraduate Finance

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is available in Finance, Risk Management & Insurance and Real Estate.

Undergraduate Real Estate

The Real Estate major involves the study of concepts, principles and methodologies used in real estate analysis and decision-making.

Undergraduate Risk Management and Insurance

The risk management and insurance major focuses on developing decision-making skills in the face of uncertainty and providing an understanding of risk transfer markets.

Finance Ph.D.

The objective of the Ph.D. program in Finance is to prepare students for academic careers at research-focused universities. Our typical cohort is three students, intentionally keeping our program small in order to foster close faculty-student interaction, particularly as our students transition to the research phase of their doctoral studies.