Mahmud Rahman

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Professor of Finance

Accounting, Finance, & Information Systems

112 Hill


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. University of Texas, Arlington
  • MS University of Texas, Dallas
  • MA University of Texas, Dallas
  • MBA University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Professional Summary

Dr. Rahman teaches financial policy, risk management with derivative securities, international finance, and global banking courses. He has published in the areas of foreign exchange and financial markets. His current research interests are financial risk measurements, financial engineering and real options. Prior to completing his doctoral studies in the United States, he attended universities in England, the Middle East, and the Indian sub-continent. He is multilingual and has traveled the world extensively.

Courses Taught

  • FIN 350 Principles of Finance
  • FIN 370 International Business Finance
  • FIN 450W Problems in Financial Management (Writing Intensive)
  • FIN 451 Introduction to Speculative Markets
  • FIN 502 Financial Principles
  • FIN 540 International Finance
  • FIN 620 Financial Administration Policies
  • FIN 670 Derivative Securities
  • FIN 681 Special Topics in Finance
  • FIN 697 1 Credit Independent Study
  • FIN 698 2 Credit Independent Study
  • FIN 699 3 Credit Independent Study

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Rahman's research interests and projects include financial policy, international business, global banking, and risk management.

Selected Publications

"Evaluating Portfolio Performance: LPM-Based Risk Measures and the Mean-Equivalence Approach," (co-authored) Handbook of Finance, Wiley & Sons, July 2008.
"U.S. Cross-Border Mergers: A Study of Free Cash Flow and Technology Acquisition Motives," Journal of International Business and Economics, 2005.
"Foreign Exchange and Stock Markets of Brazil and Mexico," Journal of Emerging Markets, 2003.
"Indonesian Stock and Foreign Exchange Market Linkages and Causality: Evidence from Weekly Data," Journal of Asian Business, Volume 18, Number 1, 2002, pp. 81-90. Co-authored.
"Lower Partial Moment and Mutual Fund Performance," (co-authored), Global Business Trends - Contemporary Readings, 2001 edition, pp. 385-393.