Virginia Tech Pamplin Departments


The Finance department would like to congratulate Pengfei Ye and Xiaoting, and welcome their daughter Bella!

Department Overview

Welcome to Virginia Tech's Department of Finance, Insurance and Business Law.  Whether you are a student, parent, alumnus, employer, faculty member or potential research partner, we encourage you to spend time on our website and learn more about our department and what we have to offer.

We are the largest department in Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business, with over 20 full-time faculty members serving over 900 undergraduate students. In a typical year, our department awards more than 300 Bachelor's degrees (including double majors).  We also have an active Ph.D. program and support the university's various MBA programs in Northern Virginia, Richmond and Roanoke.

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Department News:

Faculty Journal Acceptances:

Dr. Sattar Mansi - Journal of Corporate Finance
•   "Severance Agreements and the Cost of Debt," with John Wald, and Andrew Zhang.

Dr. Raman Kumar - Journal of Banking and Finance
•   "Cash Flows News, Discount Rate News, and Momentum," with Umut Celiker, Volkan Kayacetin, and Gokhan Sonaer.

Dr. Sattar Mansi - Journal of Corporate Finance
•   "Information Asymmetry, the Cost of Debt, and Credit Events: Evidence from Quasi-Random Analyst Disappearances," with Ambrus Kecskes and Francois Derrien.

Dr. Vijay Singal - Journal of Financial Economics
•   "Comovement Revisited" with Honghui Chen and Robert F. Whitelaw.

Dr. Ugur Lel - Journal of Financial Economics
•   "Say on Pay Laws, Executive Compensation, Pay Slice, and Firm Valuation around the World" with Ricardo Correa.

Dr. Pengfei Ye - Journal of Financial Economics
•   "Relative peer quality and firm performance" with Bill B. Francis, Iftekar Hasan and Sureshbabu Mani.


Course Request for Fall begins March 21st, 2017

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