Director: Professor António Barbosa
The Department of Finance was created in 2001. It aims to contribute to the development of the financial field through high quality academic programmes that shape the knowledge and competencies of current and future professionals and by conducting state-of-the-art research that stands to have an impact on scientific and professional developments in the field.
The Department offers a wide range of compulsory and elective courses in the undergraduate programmes, and is responsible for specialized master's and PhD programmes.
Research is carried out in line with the most rigorous international standards. Faculty members regularly publish in the most prestigious journals in their fields such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Mathematical Finance. They are also invited to participate in the most important conferences worldwide and are actively engaged in supervising demanding, breakthrough projects in the master's and PhD programmes.
Most of the Department's 20 faculty members are full-time staff and hold PhDs.