Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law

Main Departmental Office

Business Administration Building, 178

P.O. Box 305339

Denton, TX 76203-5339

(940) 565-3050

Imre Karafiath, Chair

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


Current research by the faculty of the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law includes a wide range of topics. An effort is made to integrate the research of the disciplines within the department. The research focuses on empirical and applied work in the respective disciplines.

Faculty members are currently studying market micro-structures in the financial markets, methodologies used in financial research with emphasis on event-study methodologies, credit unions and bank failures, information changes and their effects on stock returns, the effects of changes in accounting information on international stock prices, dividends captive by corporations, tax clientele effects, the impact of changes in environmental regulations on real estate values, AIDS and its impact on housing markets, an international index for commercial real estate values, farmland valuation, the impact of risk management on the value of the firm, the impact of major natural disasters on property and casualty insurance companies, the insurance implications of the legal definition of death and the rights of employers to terminate "whistle-blowing" employees.

The department has available to graduate students doing research the CRSP, Compustat, Valueline and Citibase data tapes.

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.

Undergraduate Catalog Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law

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