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Maria Barulina, Ph.D.

School of Business

Assistant Professor of Finance and Analytics

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Degrees & Certificates

Ph.D., in International Business with concentration in Finance, University of Texas
M.S., in Management Information Systems, ITMO University
B.S. in B.B.A., ITMO University


Dr. Maria Barulina received her Ph.D. in International Business with concentration in Finance from University of Texas at El Paso. While working on her doctoral degree, Barulina taught numerous courses at her alma mater’s department of Economics and Finance. She also has MS in MIS and BS in BBA from ITMO University, Saint Petersburg Russia, and holds numerous professional certifications.

Prior to joining faculty at TU, Barulina has worked as a Senior Quantitative Financial Analyst for a consulting firm in Texas. In this position, she has led projects for clients in various industries including financial sector, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, entertainment, and others, across and outside of the US.

Areas of Interest

  • Research: International Business, IT & Finance, Corporate Finance, Implementation of Theoretical Models, Investments, and Portfolio Management
  • Teaching: Investments, Financial Markets, International Finance, and Corporate Finance

Programming Languages: R, SQL, Python, HTML, Pascal, GPSS, VBA
Statistical Applications: SPSS Modeler, SPSS Statistics, SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS PROC, MATLAB, Stata
Databases: Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access
Data Sources: WRDS, Capital IQ, Value Line, Google, World Bank, Thomson Reuters, ESRI, LexisNexis
Languages: Fluent Russian; Conversational Serbian; General understanding of Slavic languages