Department of Finance

Students working in the Michael and Rosann Geltzeiler Trading Center.

Finance students focus on learning how to make the best decisions about raising and using resources under risk. Finance addresses many questions regarding value:

  • How much is a product worth?
  • Is a stock worth investing in?
  • Will expanding a business produce a sufficient return on investment?

Deciding what to do with the opportunities and resources you have or can obtain today, balanced with your business needs for tomorrow — that’s what the field of finance is all about.

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Research Databases

The Finance Department helps maintain an extensive set of research databases for faculty and students. The availability of our databases is made possible through the generous support of the Lerner College, the Unidel Foundation, Donald J. Puglisi and gifts from many other alumni, faculty and friends.

For examples of research produced with these databases, please visit our faculty research page.


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  • Lerner Experts Discuss Significance of ESG - Three letters have become a big buzzword in the corporate world: ESG. Lerner experts weigh in on key points in the movement to focus on environmental, social and governance factors in business decisions.
  • Weinberg/IRRCi Research Papers Winners Announced at Corporate Governance Symposium - Two winning papers were announced at the ECGI corporate governance symposium hosted by the John L. Weinberg Center and UD Department of Finance at Clayton Hall.
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Department of Finance

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