Finance PhD Students

Department of Finance and Real Estate

The Department of Finance and Real Estate at UTA is committed to providing one of the highest quality finance programs in Texas. Located in the center of the Dallas/FortWorth Metroplex, UTA is in the midst of a dynamic, rapidly-expanding economic environment. The Department of Finance and Real Estate at UTA has eight full-time finance faculty members and two full-time real estate faculty members. We offer a full complement of classes in corporate finance, investments, financial institutions and capital markets, derivatives, and international finance. Opportunities exist for students to participate in the financial and real estate industries through internships and part-time employment while continuing their business education. Firms hiring finance students focus on many issues including financial analysis, banking, investments, brokerage, international money markets, insurance, personal financial planning, and mortgage activities. Firms hiring real estate students focus on topics such as property development and management, property financing, mortgage banking, appraisal and valuation, site location analysis, environmental consulting, property tax analysis, investment consulting, and syndication. Departmental student organizations have ranked among the top in the country and have placed well in nationwide competitions.


The Department of Finance and Real Estate seeks excellence in education, research and service to its diverse stakeholders. Our mission has three dimensions: (1) to achieve and maintain a reputation of high quality in all of our degree programs (undergraduate, masters and doctoral); (2) to produce research that will enhance theory and real-world application; and (3) to provide outstanding service in facilitating the fullest potential of all our stakeholders - students, businesses, governments, and society at large.