The University of North Texas' Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law provides unique educational opportunities to enhance your pursuit of a career change or advancement. Our reputation for excellence, rigorous curriculum and the reach of our alumni, faculty, community and industry networks help you open doors.
We offer course work leading to a Master of Science degree in Finance, which prepares you to be a financial specialist and hones your skills and expertise in finance. Courses are also available that apply toward the Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business with a concentration in Finance.
Classes are taught by faculty members who have extensive academic and industry backgrounds. They conduct research to remain up-to-date on trends and to enrich the classroom experience. Articles written by faculty members have appeared in American Economic Review, Financial Review, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Services Research and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.
You will join other students with highly diverse education and work experiences. A significant number are employed full time at corporations in the Dallas- Fort Worth region, one of the nation's most dynamic economic areas. At UNT, you can make connections that lead to business opportunities locally, nationally or internationally.
The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813-769-6500). This distinction means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education. It has also enjoyed tremendous growth, becoming one of the nation's 20 largest business schools.
The new Business Leadership Building contains 24 classrooms of various sizes and offices for faculty, staff and doctoral students. Student learning is enhanced with interior and exterior spaces such as a café, tutor rooms, team study rooms, a state-of-the-art general access computer lab and outdoor terraces.
You will need to complete the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® and provide the following materials to the College of Business:
You must meet the admission requirements of the Toulouse Graduate School® and the following program requirements:
Satisfying these criteria does not guarantee admission to the doctoral program. All documents undergo a stringent review process. The Director of Ph.D. Programs and Research will notify you if you have been accepted into the program.
Contact the Graduate Programs Office at 940-369- 8977 for an assessment of your preparation for the master's programs.
Course descriptions and more details about degree requirements are available on our website. Students who apply for assistantships must complete two semesters of calculus prior to starting the program.
Certifications demonstrate a set of knowledge, skills and abilities. While not a program requirement, faculty members recommend earning one or several of the following certifications to enhance your competitive position in the job market:
Our college and department award several competitive scholarships to help you pursue your education. The award amounts vary based on funding. More information about these scholarships is at the College of Business website.
Teaching and research assistantships may be available. For information on availability, contact the department by email or call 940-565-3050. Information about other financial assistance programs is at the Financial Aid website.
P.R. Chandrasekaran, Regents Professor; D.B.A., Texas Tech University. International finance.
James A. Conover, Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Option pricing models; international finance; currency options; theory of finance; financial institutions; corporate financing.
Enya He, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Corporate governance, ownership structure and earnings management.
Michael Impson, Associate Professor; D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University. Dividend policy and market signaling.
Imre Karafiath, Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Financial institutions and asset pricing.
John Kensinger, Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Corporate governance.
Ian Liu, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Drexel University. Corporate finance and investments.
Don N. MacDonald, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Derivatives pricing.
Tomas Mantecon, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Corporate finance with an emphasis on corporate control; initial public offerings; joint ventures.
Mazhar Siddiqi, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Washington. Dividend policy; capital structure; real options.
Niranjan Tripathy, Professor and Director of Ph.D. Program and Research for the College of Business; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. Insider trading; market microstructures; capital issuance process; agency models.
Marilyn Wiley, Professor and Senior Associate Dean of the College of Business; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Information transmission, volatility and pricing efficiency in financial markets.
Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law