Since virtually all business decisions have a financial dimension, an understanding of the financial implications of a decision is crucial for effective management. Our program, ranked No. 12 in the country by College Factual, helps Finance students develop a problem-solving, decision analysis framework centered around value creation and serving the consumer.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

Zheng, Cathy

Cathy Zheng

Assistant Professor, Finance
Faculty Suite L, Room 107

Dr. Ying (Cathy) Zheng is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department. She is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder. Dr. Zheng received her PhD in International Finance from University of South Carolina. Her teaching interests include international financial management, global corporate valuation, global finance, and comparative corporate governance. Dr. Zheng’s research focuses on financial practices in a global context, incorporating corporate social responsibility, debt contracting, creditor rights, and social values. Her research work has been nominated for the best paper award for the 2017 ICGS conference, and has been presented at numerous academic conferences such as Financial Management Academy (FMA), Academy of International Business (AIB), Asian Finance Association (AsianFA), Eastern Finance Association (EFA), etc. She has been invited as a referee for top-ranked business journals, including Journal of Business Ethics, Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, and Journal of Applied Accounting Research.

International Financial Management, Global Corporate Valuation, Corporate Finance, Investment, (International) Corporate Governance, Financial Markets and Institutions

International Finance, Corporate Finance

  • CFA Institute
  • Eastern Finance Assocication
  • American Finance Association
  • Academy of International Business
  • Financial Management Association
  • 2017, Travel Grant, Darla Moore School of Business
  • 2017, Travel Grant, graduate school
  • 2014, Travel Grant, Darla Moore School of Business