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Ting Xu

Assistant Professor
Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
FOB 291E
20 Duffy Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Ting Xu is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. His research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, FinTech, and the governance of closely-held firms. His work has explored the feedback role of crowdfunding, the effect of job-protected leave on entrepreneurship, and the ownership structure of private firms. His work has been published in leading academic journal such as the Review of Financial Studies and has been featured in news outlets such as Bloomberg and Politico. His research has received funding from Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation and Canadian Foundation for Governance Research.

At Darden, he teaches Financial Management and Policies. Before that, he taught Corporate Finance at the University of British Columbia, where he received a Ph.D. in Finance. He also holds a B.A. in Finance from Renmin University of China and a M.Sc. in Economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

GBUS 7252: Financial Management and Policies - Part II
Credits: 3
This corporate-finance course focuses on corporate policy and the tactics that increase the value of the corporation. The course starts by stressing how managers interface with the capital markets to learn the return required by the firm's different investors. This required return, or cost of capital, is used later as the key variable to assess whether capital-investment proposals can create value for stakeholders. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden students.
GBUS 8059: FinTech
Credits: 2
The purpose of this course is two-fold 1) to provide students knowledge and skills needed to understand the mechanisms driving many innovations in FinTech, 2) to prepare students for careers in the technology space, particularly those focused on financial services. Examples of topics that would be covered in the course include blockchain, cryptocurrency, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, digital payment & banking, robo-advising, & microfinance.
GBUS 8999: Darden Independent Study
Credits: 2–3
A Darden Independent Study elective includes either case development or a research project to be conducted by an individual student under the direction of a faculty member. Students should secure the agreement of a resident faculty member to supervise their independent study and assign the final grade that is to be based to a significant degree on written evidence of the individual student's accomplishment.