Set yourself apart from the crowd with the dynamic, broad-based approach to finance at Michigan Ross.

Get more out of finance than a sense of numbers and figures. Finance at Michigan Ross covers a broad range of topics — from social capital to asset pricing to the causes of the financial crisis. This wide base of knowledge and experience sets you apart from the field. The teaching from Michigan Ross’ renowned finance faculty is relevant to today’s complex business world, and their impactful research is published in top journals. You’ll not only become a financial expert, but you’ll learn how to never stop asking “why.”

Amiyatosh Purnanandam, Chair

Shelly Whitmer, Faculty Support Administrator

Finance Faculty Directory

Chair: Amiyatosh Purnanandam

  • Michael Stark Professor of Finance
  • Chair of Finance
Amiyatosh's research covers a wide range of topics in banking, real estate, corporate finance and credit risk. His recent research work is mostly...

Finance PhD Program

The main objective of the program is to produce outstanding researchers who can be placed in the world's top academic finance departments.

Doctoral students in finance at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business have access to a large, active and collegial finance faculty with diverse research interests. The faculty devotes significant resources to the PhD program, recognizing that having a top PhD program is critical to maintain an outstanding research environment.

The relatively small number of students ensures quality interaction with the faculty.  Faculty research interests span all areas of Finance.

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For more information about the Finance Brownbag Seminars, please contact Shelly Whitmer at


The Mitsui Life center supports academic research on a wide range of global finance issues relevant to both practitioners and academics.


Seminars are Friday's from 10:30am-12pm unless otherwise indicated.  If you would like to be added to the email distribution list, please contact Shelly Whitmer at


The Tozzi Center gives you the experience of a working on a trading floor and e-commerce lab with the latest technology.


The goal of the Finance Lecture Series is to present interesting topics, relevant in today's world. Topics of the first webinars include: Fed's response to the pandemic; fintech; and private equity.


Fast track your career in finance with an accelerated MBA focus.

Ross Real Estate Club

The Real Estate Club provides educational, networking and career development opportunities within the entire spectrum of the real estate industry.

UM/ULI Real Estate Forum

MREC members are eager to understand the real estate industry landscape, learn how deals are put together from different sides of the deal, hear from Michigan alumni about their careers, and receive advice about how to achieve their own career goals. 

MBA Finance Club

Student-run organization that provides members interested in investment banking and corporate finance careers with the requisite information, tools, and mentorship necessary to achieve their professional aspirations.

BBA Finance Club

The BBA Finance Club serves as a resource for students with career interests in finance-related industries, such as investment banking, sales and trading, asset management, and corporate finance.