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Matthew Hurst, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance
School of Business Administration

  • Ph.D. - University of Central Florida, Orlando Florida
  • B.A. - University of North Carolina

Dr. Matthew Hurst, a tenure-track assistant professor of Finance, comes from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Hurst, whose family has lived in the Orlando area since the 1930s, said he was attracted to the School of Business because of its focus on student learning and low student-to-teacher ratio.

"Small class sizes and personalized attention really fit my style of teaching," he said.

Hurst will teach Real Estate Principles and Corporate Finance at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Since 2008, he has taught investments, real estate and corporate finance as a teaching assistant and instructor at UCF, where he was recognized for excellence in graduate student teaching.

In addition to his teaching subjects, Hurst's research interests include executive compensation, mutual funds, real estate investment trusts and corporate governance. He recently published articles in two professional journals, made several presentations and has six working papers or works in progress.

"My primary interests for research are in real estate and investments as they relate to taxes," said Hurst, who earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina. "Investments and the market have always been a passion of mine."


Bank Management
Business Finance
Corporate Financial Management
Advanced Financial Management
Real Estate Principles


Office:  LBC 314-D
Tel:  386-822-7428
Fax:  386-822-7491

Matthew Hurst