Finance

Learn about the finance academic area at Darden, its faculty and its work.

Finance provides insights into the challenges senior managers face in creating value for shareholders and other stakeholders in the firm by focusing on the prudent investment of the firm's capital and the selection of financial policies in support of the firm's long-term strategy.

The study of finance develops the key skill of valuation — of projects, securities, whole firms and of the incremental effect of new policies.

In support of this goal, students master tools and concepts in the structure of capital markets, cost of capital, financial analysis and forecasting, working capital management, capital budgeting, resource allocation, dividend policy, long-term debt policy, selection of specific financial tactics and corporate restructuring.

 

Faculty

George (Yiorgos) Allayannis

George (Yiorgos) Allayannis

Paul Tudor Jones II Professor of Business Administration

Robert F. Bruner

Robert F. Bruner

University Professor, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Dean Emeritus of the Darden School of Business

Susan Chaplinsky

Susan Chaplinsky

Tipton R. Snavely Professor of Business Administration

Robert M. Conroy

Robert M. Conroy

J. Harvie Wilkinson, Jr. Professor of Business Administration

Richard B. Evans

Richard B. Evans

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Robert S. Harris

Robert S. Harris

C. Stewart Sheppard Professor of Business Administration

Marc L. Lipson

Marc L. Lipson

Robert F. Vandell Professor of Business Administration

Elena Loutskina

Elena Loutskina

Bank of America Associate Professor of Business Administration

Pedro Matos

Pedro Matos

John G. Macfarlane Family Chair and Professor of Business Administration Academic Director of Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management

Michael J. Schill

Michael J. Schill

Professor of Business Administration

Davide Tomio

Davide Tomio

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Ting Xu

Ting Xu

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Kenneth M. Eades

Kenneth M. Eades

Professor Emeritus of Business Administration

William W. Sihler

William W. Sihler

Ronald Edward Trzcinski Professor of Business Administration Emeritus