Darius Palia Finance and Economics Department Chair

Finance & Economics

The vision of the Department of Finance & Economics is to attract, build, and maintain a first-class faculty dedicated to the ideals of committed teaching and world-class research, and to develop and support areas of particular expertise within the faculty.

Our department provides access to an outstanding education and other knowledge-based services to a diverse set of students and constituencies. Our faculty employ the rigor of the scientific method to develop theoretical and empirical insights into financial and managerial processes, and communicate its discoveries to its peers through the most prestigious publication outlets in these fields. In addition, our faculty members have prominently appeared in national and regional media outlets expressing their viewpoints on important business issues.

We have strong ties with the business community, including a committed financial advisory board that has initiated a mentoring program for our students. Members of the financial advisory board are financial executives who are actively involved in student life and advising. The board finances the finance alumni networking activities that help bring about connections for current students and advance the careers of our alumni. Board members help current students also by establishing scholarship funds.

CFA Institute Endorsement

The CFA Institute has selected Rutgers Business School to become a CFA Program Partner, endorsing its MBA and B.S. in Finance programs. As a CFA Partner, RBS joins other prestigious business schools from around the world, such as the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, London Business School, Cornell University’s Johnson School, and the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

“This endorsement will attract students looking for an institution in which the curriculum provides a firm foundation of study for the CFA exams,” said John Longo, PhD, CFA, Clinical Associate Professor of Finance and Economics. “Top employers around the world recognize the value of the CFA designation and Rutgers Business School students will be well prepared to pursue the CFA charter.”

Benefits for RBS finance students include multiple scholarship opportunities and free resources online offered by the CFA Institute. This new program partnership with the CFA Institute highlights the quality and real-world applicability of the RBS finance curriculums and strengthens the already strong list of corporate partnerships at the school.

Rutgers Business School is proud to have the CFA Institute partner with both business degree programs, the B.S. program and the MBA program. The partnership is another example of Rutgers Business School delivering the business, science, and technology credentials that global employers demand.

The CFA Institute is the global, not-for-profit association of investment professionals that awards the CFA and CIPM designations. It has more than 90,000 members and 135 societies worldwide.

33rd Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting

Save the Date!

The Departments of Accounting & Information Systems and Finance & Economics at Rutgers Business School will be hosting the 33rd Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting on November 3 and 4, 2023.

Financial Advisory Board

Watch this playlist for advice and testimonials from the Financial Advisory Board at RBS