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Master of Science in Finance

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Finance Faculty Spotlights

The online finance program offers an interdisciplinary learning environment delivered by outstanding faculty with extensive real-world and academic experience. The UOnline faculty members have taught at top universities such as Harvard, Yale, Northwestern, and the University of North Carolina. They also have professional experience at top global companies such as The Central Bank of Brazil, Deloitte and Touche, and the Federal Reserve.

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  • SANDRO C. ANDRADE, PhD

    Sandro C. Andrade is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Miami Herbert Business School. His research, which primarily focuses on international finance and investments, has been published in major academic journals, such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. Professor Andrade is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance. Prior to pursuing his doctorate in finance at the University of California, Professor Andrade was a Senior Advisor at the Central Bank of Brazil.

  • INDRANEEL CHAKRABORTY, PhD

    Indraneel Chakraborty joined the University of Miami faculty in 2015. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in 2001, his master's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003, and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010.

    Chakraborty's co-authored paper was awarded the Marshall Blume Award in Financial Research by Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research. He was awarded the Shmuel Kandel Award and the President of India Gold Medal at IIT for achieving the highest grade point average among all graduating students.

    Chakraborty holds six patents worldwide on Bluetooth Wireless Technology. His computer science publications include works on roller bearing optimization using genetic algorithms, wireless network synchronization, and transmission scheduling algorithms.

  • BRIAN BARRETT, PhD

    Brian Barrett is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Miami. Barrett has several publications and served as the President of the Eastern Finance Association from 2012 to 2013. In 2008, he received the “Excellence in Teaching” award. Barrett earned his doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • HENRIK CRONQVIST, PhD

    Henrik Cronqvist earned a doctorate in finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a Master of Science in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics.

    Cronqvist has extensive teaching experience in corporate valuation, investment banking and M&A, corporate governance, and private equity at the MBA, EMBA, and doctorate levels in the U.S., Europe, and China. He has also developed many business cases, clinical studies, and simulation models that illustrate complex financial transactions and management decisions. He is also active in executive and entrepreneurial education and coaching. He has designed, delivered, and managed open and in-company education programs in emerging financial markets in Asia and Latin America. Cronqvist provides frequent consulting advice to multinational companies in the areas of corporate finance and managerial decision making.

  • DOUGLAS R. EMERY, PhD

    Douglas R. Emery specializes in corporate finance and has taught at Purdue University, Washington University, the University of Missouri, the University of Calgary, Binghamton University, and Nanjing University. Doug has co-authored seven books, including Corporate Financial Management and Debt Management: A Practitioner’s Guide. He has also authored or co-authored more than 30 articles in a wide variety of journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, and the Journal of Accounting Research. For more than six years, Emery served as editor (with John Finnerty) of Financial Management, is currently an advisory editor for the Financial Review, and has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Research, the Journal of Applied Finance, and Decision Sciences, among others. He holds a doctorate in business and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Baker University.

  • MICHAEL FUERST, PhD

    Michael Fuerst, Academic Director of the Master of Science in Finance program at the University of Miami, holds a doctorate in finance and a master's degree in applied economics from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. Before entering academia, Fuerst was a management consultant within the telecommunications practice at Deloitte & Touche.

    He currently teaches international and corporate finance at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His research focuses primarily on time series analysis of asset prices and the macroeconomy and theoretical modeling of financial institutions. He has published in academic journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of Macroeconomics. Fuerst consults in the areas of forensic economics and firm valuation, and he holds the Certified Valuation Analyst credential of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

  • GEORGE KORNIOTIS, PhD

    George Korniotis is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Miami Herbert Business School. He has been a University of Miami faculty member since 2010. Before his time at the University of Miami, he taught at the University of Notre Dame and served as a Financial Economist at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cyprus in 1998 and received his doctorate from Yale University in 2003. His work has been published in various academic journals and featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

  • ALOK KUMAR, PhD

    Alok Kumar received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur and a doctorate in economics from Cornell University. He also has advanced degrees in robotics and management from Dartmouth College and Yale University, respectively. Professor Kumar’s research interests lie at the intersection of finance and psychology. He is an expert in the area of behavioral finance. His work has appeared in top finance, accounting, economics, and management journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, Games and Economic Behavior, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. His research has also been covered in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Montreal Gazette, Forbes, and SmartMoney. Professor Kumar has served as a consultant for several firms, including the Commonfund, Postnieks Capital Management, Validea, and Bluecrest Capital.

  • LORENZO NARANJO, PhD

    Lorenzo Naranjo is an award-winning Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. He has also taught at universities in Chile and France and has several publications in leading finance and economics journals. Naranjo earned his bachelor's degree and master's degree in engineering at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and his MPhil and doctorate in finance at New York University. His areas of specialization include asset pricing, derivatives, international finance, investments, and market structure.

  • RICARDO J. RODRÍGUEZ, PhD

    Ricardo Rodríguez earned his degree in electromechanical engineering from the Universidad de El Salvador in 1974, graduating top in his class. In 1977, he graduated with distinction (first place) from the Master of Business Administration program of INCAE, in Nicaragua. His doctorate in finance is from the University of Texas at Austin. Since 1985, he has worked at the University of Miami, where he is an associate professor of finance.

    Professor Rodríguez has published numerous articles in prestigious academic finance journals. His research has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, and other periodicals. In addition, Professor Rodríguez is the co-author of four finance textbooks.

  • TIE SU, PhD, CFA

    Tie Su is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Miami Herbert Business School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in statistics from Beijing University, a master’s degree in statistics and a doctorate in finance from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Su specializes in financial derivatives and investments. He has a keen interest in option pricing and market microstructure. His research has appeared in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, and Financial Management, among others4

  • TIMOTHY BURCH, PhD

    Timothy Burch is an Associate Professor of Finance. He has a doctorate from the University of Michigan, has been published in several academic journals, including the Journal of Business and the Journal of Financial Economics, and has won many awards, including the Miami Herbert Business School Excellence in Research Award in 2003 and 2004.