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The Department of Finance at Birmingham Business School emerged from Department of Accounting and Finance, which contributed to sustaining the high reputation for scholarship in commerce related disciplines since the University’s foundation in 1900.
Degrees and Courses
Find out about the Finance related degrees and courses offered across all levels of study, as well as programmes offered in other departments, that are available at Birmingham Business School; view degree programme and courses.
Research in the Department is centred around the Corporate Finance Research Group and the Financial Resilience Research Cluster.
The Corporate Finance Research Group was founded in January 1996 and the mainstream research areas of the group include corporate financial decisions of public and private firms.
The Financial Resilience Research Cluster was founded in January 2013.
At undergraduate level the Department contributes to the long established Accounting and Finance BScdegree and a recently launched, innovative BSc Accountancydegree, partnering with KPMG and the ICAS.
At postgraduate level, the Department provides one-year full-time programmes leading to:
Members of the Department also contribute to our executive MBA programmes, in Birmingham and overseas. The Department also provides research degrees leading to a PhD qualification on both full-time and part-time bases.
Professor of Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Robert Cressy, BA(Wales), PhD(Edinburgh), is Professor of Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Birmingham Business School, an appointment he has held since 2006. Previous appointments include Professor of Finance at Cass and Hull business schools, Assistant Director of Warwick University Business School’s Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises and Lectureships in Economics ...
Telephone + 44(0) 121 414 5609
Lecturer in Finance
I joined the faculty and Department of Accounting and Finance in June 2011.
Prior to this I was on the faculty of Lancaster University Management School in the Department of Accounting and Finance. My responsibilities at LUMS included the role of Deputy Director of Masters Programmes in Accounting and Finance.
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6704
Senior Lecturer of Finance
Lecturer in Finance
Eilnaz joined Birmingham Business School as a Lecturer in Finance after successfully completing a PhD in Finance at Cass Business School and working as a lecturer in Finance at Swansea University. Her current research interests are empirical issues in corporate finance with a special focus on capital structure, debt maturity, IPOs, and delistings. She is a member of the American Finance ...
Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4882
Oksana Pryshchepa holds a PhD degree in Finance from Lancaster University. Prior to joining Birmingham Business School as a lecturer in Finance in August 2014, she worked as a Postdoctoral Associate in Finance at Lancaster University Management School.
Her current research focuses on agency conflicts in financially distressed firms, the efficiency of bankruptcy ...
Professor of Finance
Patricia is a Professor of Finance and a member of the Finance Department. Patricia is currently the co-ordinator of the final year undergraduate essays. While at Aston University she was Director of MSc Finance and Investments for six years and introduced the MSc Investment Analysis.