John B. and Lillian E. Neff Department of Finance

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Job Placement Rate for Finance Graduates
Average Hourly Rate for Finance Internships
Total Value of the Student Managed Portfolio

The John B. and Lillian E.Neff Department of Finance offers concentrations in Corporate Finance and Financial Services leading to challenging careers in the business, government, and non-profit sectors. Successful graduates in corporate finance will need strong analytical and presentation skills. Students with high GPAs have been placed with leading manufacturing and health care firms. Financial Services majors can work in investments, financial planning, real estate, insurance, and banking firms. Each Financial Services major is required to take a sales class to improve their interaction with clients. Each path offers its own unique set of challenges leading to satisfying careers.

Photo of Alexander Bader
Photo of Alexander Bader

As an FLDP intern, I was exposed to numerous aspects of the business. Some departments I worked with were treasury, tax, global analytics, FPNA, and internal audit. Through these experiences, I got a broad view of how the company functions and was able to get a better idea of what I enjoy, am good at, or maybe am not interested in. I was able to sit down with high level management and ask for advice on my career and hear from them about their careers.

Alexander Bader, Finance major


Student Managed Portfolio

Established in August 2006 with an initial $1 million from the UT Foundation, the Student Managed Portfolio (SMP) has grown to a value of over $4 million. Aligned with the investment philosophy of UToledo College of Business and Innovation benefactor, John Neff, the SMP focuses on large-cap domestic securities within the Russell 1000 Value Index, employing bottom-up fundamental analysis. Managed by students, the portfolio emphasizes stocks with low Price/Earnings and Price/Book ratios, strong dividend yield, solid financials and promising long-term growth prospects. Each quarter, the student team presents the fund's performance to the Joint University of Toledo/University of Toledo Foundation Investment Committee.

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Dr. Ozcan Sezer teaches finance students within the Neff Trading Room on the campus of The University of Toledo.
Neff Trading Room

The facility was financed by a generous $1 million donation by Mr. and Mrs. Neff. Students benefit from the Trading Room through interactive courses of study using real and delayed-time information from the NYSE, NASDAQ and Chicago Board and Trade. The trading room is located in the Savage and Associates Business Complex building (SB 3200).

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Students pose in the Neff Trading Room.
Financial Management Association

The Financial Management Association (FMA) aims to assist in the professional, educational and social development of college students interested in finance, banking and investments amongst other relating topics within the field of finance.

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Members of the Finance Advisory Board pose for a photo.
Finance Advisory Board

UToledo’s Finance department is enhanced by a dynamic team of industry professionals sharing informed guidance and resources to our students and faculty.

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Department Chair: Dr. Kainan Wang
Office: Stranahan Hall - 4014
(419) 530 - 4317


Secretary: Beth McCartney
Office: (419) 530-2436

(419) 530-2436 Department Office
(419) 530-2290 Department Fax

Last Updated: 4/15/24