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Francis Cai | Professor

“Today's world is changing faster than ever. You have to keep learning to keep up with the change.”


Degrees Held:

PhD – City University of New York, 1990

Career Highlights:

Professor Cai teaches courses on Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis, Introduction to Derivatives, and Advanced Managerial Finance. His recent research interests cover the areas of corporate finance and derivative markets. He has published in the “Journal of Multinational Finance,” “American Business Review,” “Journal of International Finance,” “The Journal of Business and Economic Studies,” and “The International Journal of Finance.” Dr. Cai received a Fulbright award to teach and conduct research at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

In which online degree program do you teach?

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    FIN7520, FIN7530, FIN7580, FIN7680

  • What do you want students to take away from your courses?

    Finance is an exciting subject that will help you make an impact on your life and society.

  • What advice would you give to those considering this online program?

    Teachers open the door and you enter by yourself.

  • What qualities make someone particularly successful in the area in which you teach?

    You are determined to work harder than others.

  • What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?

    Today's world is changing faster than ever. You have to keep learning to keep up with the change.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    “Liar’s Poker” by Michael Lewis.

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know about you.

    Taking a nap in my class is just impossible.