Perella Department of Finance

Mission Statement

The mission of the Perella Department of Finance revolves around valuation and risks within the financial service arena.

  • Students—This mission seeks to ensure that our students, both undergraduate and graduate, develop the necessary skill set to undertake independent research, think objectively, analyze information, and work constructively within group settings to establish a foundation upon which a successful career can be launched.
  • Faculty—This mission seeks to foster a workplace that will ensure our faculty publish high quality research and instill this research into their teaching portfolio. The faculty strives to add value to the classroom experience to make them more marketable and better prepared for the changes they will face over their careers.

Perella Department of Finance

The Perella Department of Finance, the only named department within Lehigh University, offers courses that contribute to the programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees.

From the undergraduate major in finance to the MBA concentration in finance, and the cross disciplinary MS in Financial Engineering, program integration on the college and university levels is a key element to our areas of study.

The "Lehigh Finance" experience is further heightened by drawing on an expert and experienced faculty, state of the art Financial Services Labmanaged investment portfolios which provide real world experiences, student investment club, and other unique assets. A critical factor in our advancement of "Lehigh Finance" is our Board of Advisors, which helps us to tailor our program to the marketplace. We encourage you to explore the various webpage links and see for yourself that "Lehigh Finance" is definitely on the move.

Donald M. Gruhn '49 Distinguished Finance Speaker Series

Watch the video from the 10th Donald M. Gruhn '49 Distinguished Finance Speaker Series featuring Wendell P. Weeks '81.


The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International.