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, and a Bloomberg Experiential Learning partner, helps Finance students develop a problem-solving, decision analysis framework centered around value creation and serving the consumer.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • John Ashburne
  • Carlos Coutinho
  • Brendan Flaherty
  • Chris Goolgasian
  • Raymond R. Grigelevich
  • Vincent McCrystal
  • Joseph Santarlasci
Louton, David

David Louton

Professor, Finance
Faculty Suite G
Ph D, Michigan State University
MBA, Michigan State University
BS, Michigan State University
  • CFA Institute - Providence
  • Academy of Financial Services
  • Eastern Finance Association
  • American Finance Association
  • Financial Management Association
  • 2013, Best Paper Award
  • 2008, Best Paper Award

Holowczak, R., Louton, D., Saraoglu, H., Testing Market Response to Auditor Change Filings: A Comparison of Machine Learning Classifiers, The Journal of Finance and Data Science.

Saraoglu, H., McCarthy, J., Rush, S., Sosa, O., Louton, D., Tactical Asset Allocation for U.S. Pension Investors: How Tactical Should the Plan Be?, Journal of Asset Management.

Ascioglu, N., Louton, D., Holowczak, R., Saraoglu, H., The Evolution of Market Share Among the U.S. Options Market Platforms., The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2017.

Saraoglu, H., Ascioglu, N., Holowczak, R., Louton, D., Competition and Innovation in Option Market Models, Journal of Trading, 2015.

Saraoglu, H., Holowczak, R., Louton, D., Institutional Impact and Quote Behavior Implications of the Options Penny Pilot Project, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2014.

Saraoglu, H., Louton, D., How Many Mutual Funds Are Needed to Form a Well Diversified Asset Allocated Portfolio?, Journal of Investing, 2008.