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Thomas H. Eyssell

Thomas H. Eyssell
Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies
Co-Director, UMSL Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program

Professor, Department of Finance and Legal Studies
Director, UMSL Financial Planning Programs
Thomas H. Eyssell

Thomas Eyssell, Ph.D., CSA, joined the UMSL Finance and Legal Studies Department in 1986, and has directed the College’s graduate programs since 1999. He chairs the department and oversees both the credit and noncredit CFP Board-registered UMSL Financial Planning programs, which prepare students to sit for the CFP exam. Dr. Eyssell is a long-time member of the University of Missouri System Retirement and Staff Benefits Committee, of member of the board of the Financial Planning Association of Missouri, and a past president of the Academy of Financial Services, a national academic organization devoted to the study of issues and practices in personal financial planning and advising. His research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, the Journal of Financial Planning, the Financial Services Review, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Financial Review, and Financial Management, among others. Currently, Dr. Eyssell’s research is focused on the accuracy of credit reporting data and the impacts of errors on consumer credit scores.

202H Anheuser-Busch Hall


Ph.D. Texas A & M University: December 1986
     Major Field: Finance     Secondary Field: Statistics 
MBA Pittsburg State University: May 1979
BSBA Pittsburg State University: May 1978


  • FINANCE 3500 - Financial Management 
  • FINANCE 3560 - Practice of Personal Financial Planning (syllabus)
  • FINANCE 3565 - Financial Planning Capstone
  • FINANCE 3590 - Practicum in Financial Planning
  • BUS ADM 5198 - Development of Financial Theory
  • FINANCE 6500 - Financial Management 
  • FINANCE 6501 - Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FINANCE 6590 - Seminar in Finance

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