Prof. Tom Barkley, CFA, FRM, CAIA, ERP, CTP, FMVA obtained an MBA from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, in Glendale, AZ. He worked for Enron (Research Group) in Houston, TX, and the Risk Analytics Group at Florida Power & Light in Juno Beach, FL; in both cases, the nature of the work included pricing exotic options and structuring products for use in the energy markets. Following this, he went on to complete the requirements for a PhD in Finance at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, FL. Currently, he is a professor of finance practice, teaching courses and doing research in corporate finance and derivatives, at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, NY; he is also the director of the MS in Finance program there, and member of the Syracuse University Senate serving on the Senate Curriculum Committee. Other experience includes retail banking in the UK, teaching high-school mathematics in the Bahamas, and general management of a family-run publishing company.
PhD, Finance, University of Florida
Derivative Securities, Alternative Investments, Corporate Finance, Working Capital Management
Professor Barkley's primary research interests are in derivatives, alternative investments, valuation methodologies, working capital management, and international finance. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), a Financial Risk Manager (FRM), an Energy Risk Professional (ERP), a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), and a Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA).


  • Corporate Payout Policy and CEO Compensation Structure

    2018 International Journal of Accounting and Financial Reporting,8,2, Pan, L., Huang, S.

  • Permanent Sales Increase and Investment

    2015 Journal of Empirical Finance,34,December 2015,15-33, Koveos, P., Yang, I.

  • Teaching an Updated Undergraduate Fixed-Income Course

    Journal of Financial Education, Baker, H., Filbeck, G., Holzhauer, H., Preece, D., Spieler, A.

  • May 01, 2013

    Oberwager Award for Outstanding Faculty

  • May 01, 2008

    Whitman School of Management Faculty of the Year

    MBA Student Association