Truong-DuongWelcome to the Department of Finance at the Ivy College of Business

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Finance at the Ivy College of Business. This website showcases the many exciting things happening in the department, from world-class scholarship and instruction to the accomplishments of our highly engaged students and alumni. Please explore more about our research, academic programs, student organizations, and special events.

Meet the Ivy College of Business Department of Finance faculty and staff.

Truong Duong, Interim chair, Department of Finance

Making better financial decisions

18 publications in Financial Times 50 journals

  • #2

    among Big 12 institutions, 2018-2022

The Department of Finance at the Ivy College of Business is home to internationally recognized scholars and award-winning teachers. The department educates students to become business leaders in investments, corporate finance, banking, real estate, insurance, and actuarial science, among other related areas. Outside the classroom, the department offers engaging student organizations which allow for the application of skills built in the classroom to real-world scenarios. In 2023 alone, members of the department’s various student organizations traveled to New York City, Dallas, and Fort Collins to take part in firm visits, networking opportunities, and equity research competitions.

In addition, faculty in the Department of Finance produce impactful research that helps shape our understanding of financial markets and the firms, investors, and institutions that participate in them. In the past five years, finance faculty published 18 academic studies in journals appearing on the prestigious Financial Times 50 list of top academic journals across all business disciplines.

Finance faculty key publications

What’s happening?

The Ivy College of Business Department of Finance hosts many events throughout the year including the Finance Speaker Series.

Speaker series

Finance Speaker Series

The Department of Finance at Iowa State University hosts periodic research seminars and invites top finance scholars as guest speakers to present their research.

Finance spotlight

Indirect Insider Trades

Paul Koch

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Insiders must disclose indirect trades made through accounts they control — including family, trust, retirement, and foundation accounts. On average, indirect trades through these accounts are more profitable than direct trades in the insider’s own account.

Paul Koch is the Kent Corporation Chair in Business and a professor of finance.

See where Ivy’s PhD students are placed after graduation

Gerdin Business Building

Research at Ivy

Faculty members across every department at the Ivy College of Business consistently contribute to their respective fields by regularly publishing in top journals. Researchers are vital to finding solutions to today’s business challenges.

Get involved with finance

Check out our student organization pages to learn more about the Finance Club, Investment Group, Wall Street Club, Real Estate Development Club, and Actuarial Science Club.

Wall Street Club

Student organizations

Learn more about the business of finance by participating in one of the many student organizations at the Ivy College of Business.

Your gift matters

Gifts at any level make an impact on Ivy College of Business students and faculty every day.

Connect with us

Department of Finance

2330 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011

Truong Duong

Interim chair, Department of Finance
Associate professor of finance

Jennifer Finch