Mission Statement

The mission of the Finance Department - in concert with the missions of the University and the School of Business - is to prepare students for a purposeful life by integrating Lasallian values with current financial management theory and practice. Through its curriculum and interactions with faculty and the external business community, the Finance major will provide students with an educational experience that emphasizes the sound fundamental financial concepts necessary for success in business and for preparing them to begin a meaningful career upon graduation.

Department Goals

  • To understand the nature of firm value and maximization of shareholder wealth
  • To understand basic financial securities, valuation models, and the trade-off between risk and return
  • To understand capital budgeting techniques and discounted cash flow 
  • To understand capital structure concepts and their effect on firm value
  • To understand how uncertainty and risk can be managed with forecasting and sensitivity analysis to improve decision

Major(s) Offered


Minor(s) Offered

Finance Minor for Accounting Majors

Risk Management & Insurance Minor

Location/Contact Information

Finance Department

Founders' Hall 544


Staff Contact Information

Dr. Jan Ambrose, Chair
Founders' Hall 537

Dr. Lester Barenbaum
Founders' Hall 540

Dr. Joshua Buch
Founders' Hall 535

Dr. Walter Schubert
Founders' Hall 539

Dr. Elizabeth Cooper
Founders' Hall 536

Dr. Evgenii Radetskii
Founders' Hall 541

Professor Jeffrey Roman
Founders’ Hall 542

Full-Time Faculty


PROFESSORS: Ambrose, Barenbaum, Buch, Cooper, Schubert