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

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 one of the most important pursuits of the faculty, as demonstrated by numerous awards recognizing our faculty for superior teaching performance. The awards include 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 they 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. Details on recent publications can be found on the Faculty Publications page.