About Us

Dr. Gerald Gay
Chair, Department of Finance
Professor of Finance

The Department of  Finance of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University is noted both for its faculty’s outstanding teaching, research and business experience and for its diverse course offerings ranging from corporate strategy and asset management to international banking  and financial derivatives.


The department comprises approximately 22  full-time faculty members who hold doctorates from many of the top business schools in the United States and Europe. The faculty’s classroom teaching is regularly enhanced by their experience drawn from participation in executive education programs at such organizations as AT&T, IBM, NationsBank, Bank South, SouthTrust and United Parcel Service as well as internationally in Europe and South America.

Research Productivity

Research productivity is high, and our faculty publish in prestigious academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Business, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics and Review of Financial Studies as well as in widely read applied business journals such as Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and Journal of Investment Management. Faculty members also have written various college texts and professional books on finance.


The Department of Finance is committed to the professional advancement and success of its students. We offer one of the most diverse selections of  course offerings ranging from corporate asset management to international banking to financial derivatives. Together, we provide the necessary skills and knowledge base that will enable you to successfully pursue many  career opportunities in today’s rapidly changing, global economy. Careers in this field are available in diverse areas ranging from the small entrepreneurial firm to the large corporate organization as well as in the securities business, commercial and investment banking, and in other financial intermediaries.

CFO Council at GSU

With the vision of becoming the leading college in financial education and professional development for undergraduate and graduate students and business executives, the Department of Finance established the CFO Council at Georgia State University. Providing an ongoing forum for ideas, suggested direction and support of the college in areas that relate to finance, accounting and business, the CFO Council at GSU is instrumental in building a two-way bridge between academia and industry.