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    University of North Texas
    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law

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Main Departmental Office
Business Leadership Building, Room 212

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #305339
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax 940-565-4234

Web site:

John Puthenpurackal, Chair



The Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law (FIREL) faculty have a distinguished record of scholarship in discipline-based, instructional development and applied research. Articles written by our faculty have been published in journals such as the American Business Law Journal; American Economic Review; Appraisal Journal; Financial Analyst’s Journal; Financial Management; Financial Review; Journal of Applied Corporate Finance; Journal of Applied Finance; Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of Financial Economics; Journal of Financial Engineering; Journal of Financial Research; Journal of Financial Services Research; Journal of Financial Transformations; Journal of Futures Markets; Journal of Insurance Issues; Journal of Insurance Regulation; Journal of Monetary Economics; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Journal of Portfolio Management; Journal of Real Estate Research; Journal of Risk and Insurance; Managerial and Decision Economics; Managerial Finance; Quarterly Journal of Economics and Finance; Real Estate Economics; Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Reporter; Research in Finance; Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting; and South Carolina Law Review.

Degree programs

The Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science with a major in finance.

The college offers a Master of Business Administration with a major in business administration  and a Doctor of Philosophy with a major in business , both with a concentration in finance.

The program admission and degree requirements are the same as those listed for the G. Brint Ryan College of Business unless stated otherwise by the department.


Scholarships are awarded each year in the FIREL department for students majoring in finance. A complete listing of scholarships with eligibility requirements and the application forms are available at


    Master’s Degree


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