Finance
Department

Finance Department

  SSE-3428 |    619-594-5323  |   [email protected]
  Monday – Friday:   8am – 4:30pm


We create value for our students, the business community, and the University through teaching, research, and service.

The department of finance at San Diego State University offers undergraduate degree programs in the areas of finance, financial services and real estate. Graduate students can earn MBAs with specialization in finance, as well as an MSBA in financial and tax planning. Career opportunities for finance graduates include positions with business and nonprofit organizations in financial management, protection of assets, client services, evaluation and selection of securities for investment portfolios and loan management, financial and estate planning along with wealth management, and real estate services, development and property management.

 

Career Opportunities

 

Finance graduates' career opportunities are quite diverse but include positions with business corporations and nonprofit organizations with responsibilities in financial management, administration of funds, protection of assets, tax administration, and investor relations; brokerages and investment companies with responsibilities in counseling clients, marketing financial services, evaluating and selection of securities for investment portfolios; and financial institutions with responsibilities in loan production, marketing financial services, and building client relations.

 

Financial services graduates pursue careers with financial services companies or as sole proprietors. Financial services professionals have a variety of responsibilities, including financial management, personal financial planning, and sales. This track is the most appropriate for those seeking the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

 

Real estate graduates pursue careers with mortgage, property management, real estate appraisal, brokerage, leasing, and real estate development companies. In addition, opportunities exist within financial services firms in real-estate-related activities. Responsibilities include decision making involving real estate and land market analysis.

Who Hires Our Graduates?

 

Research & Engagement

 

Finance Department Faculty Directory

Kamal Haddad

Kamal Haddad, Ph.D.

Department Chair/Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3314

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Interests

Financial Management  International Business 
Andrei Andreev

Andrei Andreev, MBA

Lecturer

Finance Department

LH-337E

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Interests

Finance (Institutions)  Finance (Literacy)  Real Estate 
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Mingming Ao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3204

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Interests

Business (Mergers & Acquisitions)  Finance (Regulations)  Corporate Finance  Management (Financial Institutions) 
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Ralph Birchmeier

Lecturer

Finance Department

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Stephen Brincks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3118

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Interests

Financial Management  Real Estate (Finance)  Finance (Banking)  Corporate Finance 
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Zuzana Colaprete

Lecturer

Finance Department

LH-337C

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Interests

Estate Planning 
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Andrew Do, Ph.D.

Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3400

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Interests

Communications (Telecommunications)  Network Security  IT (Cybersecurity) 
David Ely

David Ely, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Professor

Finance Department,Sports MBA Program

SSE-3220

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Interests

Management (Financial Institutions)  Banking Regulations  Financial Markets 
Eduardo Garcia

Eduardo Garcia

Lecturer

Finance Department

LH-337E

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Interests

Finance (International) 
Stefano Gubellini

Stefano Gubellini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3402

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Interests

Investments  Investments (Stock Valuation)  Investments (Stock Market) 
Januj Juneja

Januj A. Juneja, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3410

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Interests

Investments (Stock Options)  Investments (Fixed Income Markets)  Finance (Modeling)  Empirical Asset Pricing 
Jaemin Kim

Jaemin Kim, Ph.D.

Director of Undergraduate Programs/Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3412

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Interests

Entrepreneurship  International Finance 
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Matthew Lab

Lecturer

Finance Department

Marie-Eve Lachance

Marie-Eve Lachance, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3308

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Interests

Insurance  Investements  Finance (Personal) 
Fadi Massamiri

Fadi Massamiri

Lecturer

Finance Department

LH-337C

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Interests

Finance (International) 
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Anurag Mehrotra, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3316

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Interests

Real Estate  Real Estate (Transactions)  Real Estate (Residential) 
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Renee Merrill

Finance Lecturer

Finance Department

LH-337C

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Interests

Finance 
Stephen Nielander

Stephen Nielander, CFA

Lecturer

Finance Department

LH-320

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Interests

Financial Markets  U.S. Economy 
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Jeffrey Probst

Lecturer

Finance Department

LH-320

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Interests

Managerial Economics 
Frank Ryan

Frank Ryan

Lecturer

Finance Department,Sports MBA Program

LH-337C

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Interests

Economics (International)  Corporate Finance 
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Avneet Sidhu

Lecturer

Finance Department

LH-325

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Interests

Real Estate (Land Development)  Real Estate (Zoning and Permits)  Business (Law) 
Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3373

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Interests

Real Estate (Valuation)  Real Estate (Residential)  Real Estate Finance 
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Stephanie Smith

Administrative Support Coordinator

Finance Department,Management Department,Marketing Department

Moon Song

Moon Song, Ph.D.

Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3108

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Interests

Capital Expenditures  Finance 
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YoungJun Song, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Finance Department

Ning Tang

Ning Tang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3306

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Interests

Pensions  Finance (Personal) 
Nikhil (Nik) Varaiya

Nikhil (Nik) Varaiya, Ph.D.

Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3124

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Interests

Finance (Management)  Finance (Venture Capital)  Business (Mergers & Acquisitions) 
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Taka Weckle

Lecturer

Finance Department

Stacy Wells

Stacy Wells

Lecturer

Finance Department

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Anne Wenger

Lecturer

Finance Department

LH-320

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Interests

Estate Planning  Finance (Personal) 
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Eric Wong

Lecturer

Finance Department

Yaoyi Xi

Yaoyi Xi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3371

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Interests

Financial Management  Financial Analysis