Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law

Main Departmental Office
Business Administration Building, 177
P.O. Box 305339
Denton, TX 76203-5339
(940) 565-3050
Web site:

Michael K. Braswell, Chair

Graduate Faculty: Baen; Braswell; Chandrasekaran; Cole; Conover; Foster; Guttery, CLU, ChFC; Hazleton; Impson; Karafiath; Kensinger; MacDonald; McDonald; Poe; Roden, CMA; Siddiqi; Staff; Thornton, CLU; Tripathy, CFA; Wells, CPCU.


The Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law (FIREL) faculty have a distinguished record of scholarship in both theoretical and applied research. Articles written by our faculty have been published in journals such as the American Business Law Journal; American Economic Review; Appraisal Journal; Financial Analyst's Journal; Financial Review; Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of Financial Economics; Journal of Financial Research; Journal of Financial Services Research; Journal of Futures Markets; Journal of Insurance Issues; Journal of Insurance Regulation; Journal of Monetary Economics; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Journal of Portfolio Management; Journal of Real Estate Research; Journal of Risk and Insurance; Real Estate Economics; Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Reporter; Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting; and South Carolina Law Review.

Degree Programs

The Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees:

The program admission and degree requirements are the same as those listed for the College of Business Administration unless stated otherwise by the department.


A wide variety of scholarships is awarded each year in the FIREL department. Please contact the department chair for current information.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

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