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

International Business  Financial Management 
Andrei Andreev

Andrei Andreev, MBA

Lecturer

Finance Department

EBA-337E

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Interests

Finance (Institutions)  Real Estate  Finance (Literacy) 
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Mingming Ao

Assistant Professor

Finance Department

Interests

Corporate Finance  Finance (Regulations)  Business (Mergers & Acquisitions)  Management (Financial Institutions) 
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Swaminathan Badrinath

Professor

Finance Department

EBA-327

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Interests

Investments  Finance  Investments (Portfolio Management) 
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Stephen Brincks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3118

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Interests

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

Lecturer

Finance Department

EBA-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)  IT (Cybersecurity)  Network Security 
David Ely

David Ely, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Professor

Finance Department,Sports MBA Program

SSE-3220

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Interests

Banking Regulations  Management (Financial Institutions)  Financial Markets 
Eduardo Garcia

Eduardo Garcia

Lecturer

Finance Department

EBA-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 Market)  Investments (Stock Valuation) 
Don Harrington

Don Harrington

Lecturer

Finance Department

EBA-320

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Interests

Business (Law) 
Januj Juneja

Januj A. Juneja, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3410

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Interests

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

Investements  Finance (Personal)  Insurance 
Babak Lotfaliei

Babak Lotfaliei, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3304

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Interests

Finance (Management)  Corporate Debt  Management (Financial Institutions) 
Fadi Massamiri

Fadi Massamiri

Lecturer

Finance Department

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

Finance Lecturer

Finance Department

EBA-337C

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Interests

Finance 
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David Nanigian, Ph.D., CFP®

Associate Professor & Dr. Thomas Warschauer Endowed Professor

Finance Department

Interests

Investments (Stock Market)  Finance (Personal)  Annuities  Investments (Mutual Funds) 
Stephen Nielander

Stephen Nielander, CFA

Lecturer

Finance Department

EBA-320

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Interests

Financial Markets  U.S. Economy 
Edward Pierzak, Ph.D.

Edward Pierzak, Ph.D.

Finance Department

SSE-3356

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Interests

Real Estate (Transactions)  Real Estate 
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Jeffrey Probst

Lecturer

Finance Department

EBA-320

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Interests

Managerial Economics 
Frank Ryan

Frank Ryan

Lecturer

Finance Department,Sports MBA Program

EBA-337C

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Interests

Corporate Finance  Economics (International) 
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Avneet Sidhu

Lecturer

Finance Department

EBA-325

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Interests

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

Patrick Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3373

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Interests

Real Estate Finance  Real Estate (Valuation)  Real Estate (Residential) 
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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

Finance  Capital Expenditures 
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

Business (Mergers & Acquisitions)  Finance (Venture Capital)  Finance (Management) 
Thomas M.D. Warschauer

Thomas M.D. Warschauer, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Finance Department

SSE-3401

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Interests

Investments (Mutual Funds)  Finance (Personal)  Investments 
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Anne Wenger

Lecturer

Finance Department

EBA-320

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Interests

Finance (Personal)  Estate Planning 
Yaoyi Xi

Yaoyi Xi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Finance Department

SSE-3371

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Interests

Financial Management  Financial Analysis