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Located at one of the top STEM-focused universities in the country, the Finance area at the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business is powered by a team of faculty at the top of their field, with abundant experience in industry and academia alike. Their combined expertise covers many financial areas, including corporate financial management, investment management, security analysis, mergers & acquisitions, financial risk management, international financial management, and others.

Centers and Initiatives

The Finance area offers many opportunities for students to pursue learning outside of the classroom, including research challenges, financial firm visits, and national conferences.


Our Finance faculty consistently contribute to top research journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Review of Financial Studies, and more.

Alexander Boquist

Alexander Boquist

Clinical Associate Professor of Management


B.S. Mathematics, Purdue University
Ph.D. Finance, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Professional Experience

2022-Present:  Clinical Associate Professor of Finance, Purdue University

2016-2022:  Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance, Purdue University

2011-2015:  Assistant Professor of Finance, Oklahoma State University

2000-2004:  Financial Analyst, Investment Strategy Group, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

  • Krannert degrees offer STEM classification, longer OPT for graduates

    Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will soon offer four STEM-classified degree options, giving graduates three years of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Two STEM-classified programs are currently offered: business analytics and information management, and global supply chain management. Curricular changes in the current master’s offerings in finance and marketing received final approval and will be offered for cohorts starting in fall 2018.

    Full story: Krannert degrees offer STEM classification, longer OPT for graduates

Phone: (765) 496-6305
Office: KRAN 474

Job Market Candidates

Daniels School of Business PhD students are leading members of the next generation of innovative researchers, scholars and teachers. We are proud to support the next phase of their academic and professional lives.

To obtain additional information on job market candidates, please reach out to the Finance area contact below, or contact candidates directly.

PhD Academic Director
Adem Atmaz
(746) 494-6725

Daniels School of Business Finance Area, Management Department

Krannert Building
403 Mitch Daniels Blvd.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2076
(765) 494-8503

Department Head in Management: Lin Nan

Finance Area Coordinator: Huseyin Gulen

Finance Faculty Assistant: Janet Yoakum