Adam C. Sinn '00 Department of Finance

The Adam C. Sinn '00 Department of Finance at Mays Business School is one of the country's top finance departments. The department's goal is to provide students with the theoretical and empirical tools necessary to achieve high levels of expertise in all areas of finance. The business enterprise must raise capital, use it to maximum advantage, and reward investors. Finance is the set of management challenges (and career opportunities) concerned with succeeding at these tasks.

The department offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance. The finance (FINC) major involves both required and elective courses in three areas.

  • Corporate Finance encompasses the tools and techniques for valuing productive assets, choosing ways of funding them, and gauging financial success. This area focuses on how corporations determine funding sources, capital structure, and investment decisions.
  • Investments encompasses the theoretical and practical models that help assess risks and rewards of stocks, bonds, derivatives, and other “financial assets” (individually and in portfolios), as well as the financial health of firms and institutions offering them to the investing public.
  • Markets and Institutions explores the ways in which bankers, brokers, and other financial institutions convert savings into productive capital.

Mays Business School BBA-FINC graduates with good academic records place well in all the above career areas, as well as in graduate and professional schools. Firms in a variety of industries, along with major financial firms such as commercial and investment banking, brokerage, wealth management and consulting, seek finance graduates. Accordingly, the Adam C. Sinn '00 Department of Finance emphasizes scholarship in its faculty, professionalism in its programs, and innovation in its relationships with employers and mentors.

The department offers seven certificate programs for BBA business majors. Each program is designed to complement the student’s degree by providing a concentrated course of study and participation in experiential learning opportunities or internships in the selected area. For more information visit the Adam C. Sinn '00 Department of Finance website.

Adams, Brent, Executive Professor
Finance
BBA, Texas A&M University, 1990

Amos, Nicole, Executive Assistant Professor
Finance
MER, Texas A&M University, 2005

Banks, Bulkeley, Executive Assistant Professor
Finance
MPS, Georgetown University, 2010

Bouwman, Christa, Associate Professor
Finance
PHD, University of Michigan, 2005

Bowles, Tyler, Assistant Professor
Finance
PHD, Universit of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2019

Cen, Xiao, Assistant Professor
Finance
PHD, Columbia University, 2020

Chen, Yong, Professor
Finance
PHD, Boston College, 2007

Donnell, Cydney C, Executive Professor
Finance
MBA, Southern Methodist University, 1982

Dye, Richard T, Clinical Professor
Finance
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1993

Erturk, Bilal, Clinical Associate Professor
Finance
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2006

Fieldhouse, Andrew, Visiting Assistant Professor
Finance
PHD, Cornell University, 2019

Fitzgerald, Tristan, Assistant Professor
Finance
PHD, University of California at Berkeley, 2018

Garey, William D, Executive Professor
Finance
MBA, University of Houston at Clear Lake, 1980

Guyton, Sally C, Senior Lecturer
Finance
MBA, The University of Texas at Austin, 1982

Halket, Jonathan Robert Levin, Assistant Professor
Finance
PHD, New York University, 2009

Hallermann, Detlef, Clinical Professor
Finance
PHD, Colorado School of Mines, 1999

Harris IV, T, Executive Professor
Finance
BBA, Texas A&M University, 1980

Head, Michael, Lecturer
Finance
BS, University of Missouri at Columbia, 1980

Hercot, Philippe, Executive Professor
Finance
MBA, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, 1993

Holmes, Niles, Executive Professor
Finance
DJ, Southern Methodist University, 1992

Illeditsch, Philipp, Assistant Professor
Finance
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2007

Johnson, Shane A, Professor
Finance
PHD, Louisiana State University, 1991

Kelly, Robert, Executive Professor
Finance
PHD, Harvard University, 1981
MPA, Harvard University, 1970

Kim, Hwagyun, Associate Professor
Finance
PHD, University of Chicago, 2003

Kolari, James, Professor
Finance
PHD, Arizona State University, 1980

Kolasinski, Adam C, Associate Professor
Finance
PHD, Massachusetss Institute of Technology, 2006

Liu, Xiaoding, Associate Professor
Finance
PHD, University of Florida, 2012

Loomis, Evan, Professor Of The Practice
Finance
BBA, Texas A&M University, 2004

Mahajan, Arvind, Regents Professor
Finance
PHD, Georgia State University, 1980

Martindale, Lanny R, Senior Lecturer
Finance
JD, South Texas College of Law, 1995

Medina Palma, Paolina Del Car, Assistant Professor
Finance
PHD, Northwestern University, 2017

Moore, Kevin M, Executive Professor
Finance
MS, Johns Hopkins University, 2013

Okoromadu, Anthony, Executive Assistant Professor
Finance
MS, Texas A&M University, 2013

Peterson, John R, Clinical Associate Professor
Finance
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2002

Ramseur, Stephen, Executive Professor
Finance
MTH, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2017

Rossi, Marco, Associate Professor
Finance
PHD, Pennsylvania State University, 2010

Sorescu, Sorin M, Professor
Finance
PHD, University of Florida, 1996

Tebeaux, William J, Executive Professor
Finance
MBA, University of Houston, 1971

Watson, Michael, Professor Of The Practice
Finance
BBA, Texas A&M University, 1997

White, Edward C, Executive Professor
Finance
MBA, University of Hawaii, 1972

Wu, Wei, Assistant Professor
Finance
PHD, University of Chicago, 2015
PHD, Duke University, 2009

Zeal, Stephen, Senior Lecturer
Finance
MED, University of Aberdeen, 1997

Zeal, Susanna Schreiber, Executive Professor
Finance
MBA, University of Houston, 1991