Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Insurance and Risk Management

Why Finance, Real Estate, and Insurance and Risk Management?

The finance department at the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business contributes to the creation and dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge, analysis, and practice in finance, real estate, and insurance and risk management by conducting high-impact original research and by providing rigorous and relevant instruction in undergraduate, master's degree, and PhD programs.

The department is a source of high-impact research on important issues in finance, real estate, insurance, and risk management, and consistently produces research that appears in the best journals in our fields. Recent research wins include: 

  • Eunjee Kwon, PhD, had her article, "Migration, Labor Markets and Housing" accepted in "Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics" in spring 2023.
  • Annette Hofmann, PhD, published her book, “The Ten Commandments of Risk Leadership: A Behavioral Guide on Strategic Risk Management” in 2022.

Our highly selective doctoral program attracts students from varied educational backgrounds and nationalities. Meet our PhD students.

Industry connections through centers and partnerships

The UC Real Estate Center is a resource for students and industry leaders to network and become immersed in the real estate industry. Our partnerships with organizations such as PNC and Morgan Stanley foster strong corporate engagement, allowing the Real Estate Center and our academic programs to excel. Learn more about this growing program.

The Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance and Risk Management seeks to understand and improve how economies, enterprises and individuals manage risk. The Insurance and Risk Management (IRM) program provides an undergraduate major and minor to prepare students for a variety of insurance and risk management careers.

Contact Us

Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Insurance and Risk Management
Carl H. Lindner Hall
2906 Woodside Drive
PO Box 210211
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0211
Phone: 513-556-7070

Michael Ferguson
Department Head, Associate Professor
Office: 2352 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Phone: 513-556-7080

Leah Jonas
Manager, Unit Operations
Office: 2381 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Phone: 513-556-7100