Kent State University College Of Business Administration To Hold Firestone Lecture Series In Finance

KENT, OHIO - MARCH 15, 2016

Kent State University's College of Business Administration introduces "The Role of Financial Intermediaries in the Transmission of Peer-to-Peer Financial Policies," as part of the Firestone Lecture Series in Finance, presented by Matt Billett on Friday, April 1.

Billett is a professor of finance at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and also holds the Richard E. Jacobs Chair in Finance. Previous to becoming a professor, Billett was a financial economist for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington, D.C. Furthermore, he earned his doctorate in finance from the University of Florida.

Billett has several published scholarly journals including Journal of Business, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Qualitative Analysis, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Management Science and Review of Financial Studies.

Prior to joining Indiana University, Billett taught at the University of Iowa, as well as the University of Miami where he was the faculty director of the MBA Finance Academy. Billett has received various teaching awards and was cited twice as an outstanding faculty member in the Businessweek (now Bloomberg Businessweek) annual guide of the best business schools.

Billet's research focuses on issues in capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and bank regulation. His research has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist and other business periodicals.

Sponsored by the college's Finance Department the Firestone Lecture Series in Finance, features innovative finance research that provides real-world industry applications. The series is funded by a generous gift given by the Bridgestone Trust Fund, formerly known as the Firestone Trust Fund, dedicated to advancing financial education through research and innovative teaching.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Vaughn Hoover room of the Business Administration building.

Kent State University's College of Business Administration is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and one of the largest colleges of business in Ohio.  The college has more than 4,300 students representing 50 countries with over 89 full-time faculty from 16 countries.

The college grants undergraduate through graduate degrees, and is one of only three colleges in Ohio with a comprehensive Ph.D. program.  The MBA program is offered with nine concentrations and five dual degree options. The Executive MBA program offer two tracks: one targeting corporate professionals and the other healthcare executives.  The M.S. in Accounting and M.A. in Economics are specialized master's degrees for those seeking advanced study in these disciplines.  The college boasts nine undergraduate majors, 12 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program.

The college is listed as a Best Business School by Princeton Review, ranked as a Best Business College by U.S. News and World Report, one of only 23 accounting programs worldwide to beendorsed by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), ranked Top-Tier for Executive Education in North America by CEO Magazine and ranked fourth by the SEF (Sales Education Foundation) in Ohio for Professional Sales Education.

The college boasts an onsite Career Services Center and International Programs Office dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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POSTED: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:00 AM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM