Edward Finley

Assistant Professor
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
125 Ruppel Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
COMM 3559: New Course in Commerce
Credits: 1–3
New Course in Commerce
COMM 3700: Markets and Investing
Credits: 3
Students in this course will acquire a working knowledge about markets and investing that any educated person should have in order to be a good citizen. The course is an introduction to what financial markets are and how they function, all within a broader social context. While the course will deal concretely with topics in economics, statistics, psychology and finance, no prior knowledge of any of those topics is required.
COMM 4780: Institutional Investment Management
Credits: 3
In this class you will apply quantitative tools to deconstruct each of the main asset classes, developing a more nuanced understanding of the risks one owns, and to evaluate a managers' returns for delivering those risks. You will also learn how to design and evaluate strategic asset allocations for specific goals through a case evaluating the portfolio of the University of Virginia Endowment.
COMM 4993: Independent Study in Commerce
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under the supervision of a Commerce instructor. A project directly related to business must be submitted to, and approved by, the supervising instructor prior to the Commerce School add date. Students may take COMM 4993 only once. Prerequisite: Fourth-year Commerce standing.