Finance
Finance - EIG Visits NYSE
Finance - Financial knowledge, applied
RISE, 2014
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Faculty Spotlight

Terry Rumker
Faculty
Professor Terry Rumker, assistant professor of finance, joined the faculty in 1989. He is a CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) and earned a Master of Business...Read more
Dr. Mark Nadler
Faculty
Dr. Mark A. Nadler is the A.L. Garber Family chair in economics and chair of the Department of Economics and Finance in the Dauch College...Read more
Dr. James Falter
Faculty
Dr. Falter teaches Investments, Business Finance, Security Analysis, Portfolio Management and Managerial (MBA) Finance and is the Advisor to the Eagle Investment Group. He holds...Read more
Faculty
Dr. Hongxia Wang, associate professor of finance, joined Ashland University in 2009. Her teaching interests are corporate finance and financial institutions. Her current research interests...Read more
Dr. Mark Nadler
Faculty
Dr. Mark A. Nadler is the A.L. Garber Family chair in economics and chair of the Department of Economics and Finance in the Dauch College...Read more

Careers in Finance

Average Career Salary 

$45,000 - $119,000

Anticipated Growth

Exceeds 20 percent through 2020

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Career Opportunities

• Appraiser
• Bond Manager
• Business Credit/Loan Specialist
• Commodities Trader
• Financial Analyst
• Financial Economist
• Hedge Fund Analyst/Manager
• Insurance Agent/Broker
• International Trade Specialist
• Investment Advisor
• Management Broker
• Pension Fund Manager
• Personal Banker
• Portfolio Analyst/Manager
• Real Estate Developer

Student Spotlight

Leslie Johnson
The finance department faculty are fantastic. You can tell they are passionate about the subject, which is great for getting you excited and engaged in the...Read more
Kate Eckels
I interned at the J.M. Smucker company this summer and will be working for them post graduation. Also, I am in the Eagle Investment Group. Being a finance...Read more
Gavin Mawhorr
I did my internship experience at Edward Jones Investments in Zanesville, Ohio. I scheduled and participated in meetings, interacted with clients and assisted...Read more

Contact Information

Finance Department

Dr. Mark Nadler, Chair
Dauch College of Business & Economics
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805

mnadler@ashland.edu
419.289.5912

Peoples Bank Case Study Competition

Peoples Bank Case Study Competition

Pictured left to right - Brad Metcalfe, Gavin Mawhorr, Ryan Mullins, Dr. James Falter

Ashland University was invited to a regional financial services case-study competition in Marietta, Ohio on February 1, 2014.  After several months of preparation led by their advisor Dr. James Falter, the team of Gavin Mawhorr, Brad Metcalfe and Ryan Mullins presented their comprehensive analysis.  The analysis involved the strategic planning for a regional bank.  The annual competition is hosted by Peoples Bank and allows students to interact with executive management of the bank while participating in a recruitment event.

Manage $1.3 Million of AU endowment

Corporate and Asset Management tracks

Our major in Finance will let you develop the money management and leadership skills you need to succeed in the business world. Through the Eagle Investment Group and our on-campus Trading Room, you will invest and manage real money in real markets.

What You’ll Love About the Finance Major:

  • You will hone your teamwork skills and build camaraderie among your fellow finance majors in ways that extend well past the classroom.
  • Through the Eagle Investment Group and our on-campus Trading Room, you will invest and manage real money in real markets.
  • You get to study both corporate and global finance, security analysis and investment portfolio management and many other critical topics.     Read More....

2014 CFA Institute Research Challenge

2014 CFA Institute Research Challenge

Pictured left to right - Katie Adams, Leslie Johnson, Josh Payne, Joe Grimwood, Dr. James Falter

A team of Ashland students competed in the 2014 CFA Institute Research Challenge, sponsored by the CFA Society of Cleveland on February 22nd, 2014.  After participating in the Midwest Investments Conference in October (2013), the team of Katie Adams, Joe Grimwood, Clay Harris, Leslie Johnson and Josh Payne prepared a written research report on Nordson Incorporated over several months.  As a part of this competition, a team of four students presented and defended their analysis to a panel of industry judges. Their faculty advisor, Dr. James Falter said, "The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an incredible opportunity for students to gain "real-world" experience in equity analysis." 

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