Mendoza School of Business

Katherine Spiess

Academic Director of the Master of Science in Finance-Residential Program; Associate Professor
  397 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Awards

Katherine Spiess is currently serving her first term as academic director of the Master of Science in Finance program to be taught at the main South Bend campus. She has conducted research that has focused on the stock market impact of security offerings, and her teaching interests are mergers and acquisitions, corporate risk management, and real options. She earned her B.S. and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Her distinctions and awards include an All Star Paper recognition from the Journal of Financial Economics, a Kaneb Teaching Award, Outstanding Teacher in the MS-Management program and in the MS-Finance program, and a BP Amoco Outstanding Teacher Award.

BS, University of Missouri
Ph D, University of Missouri

Areas of Expertise
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate Financing Decisions

"Master of Science in Management Outstanding Professor Award", 2015

"Journal of Financial Economics All Star Paper", 2002

"Kaneb Teaching Award", 2001

"BP Amoco College of Business Administration Outstanding Teacher Award", 1999