Message from the Department Chair

Step into the world of FREDS Department within the W. Frank Barton School of Business, an acronym for Finance, Real Estate and Decision Sciences, where you will discover a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as certificates. Our eclectic blend of disciplines - Finance, Management Information systems, Real Estate, Supply Chain, Business Analytics, and Business Law - forms the solid foundation for your academic journey.

At FREDS, we don't just teach; we facilitate transformation. Our faculty members are distinguished experts in their respective fields who champion applied learning - integrating the real world into the classroom, boasting strong ties to the local business community. We are trailblazers and masters of data-driven decision making. In our courses, you will delve into the complex world of finance, harness the power of information systems, navigate the complexities of real estate, decode the strategic intricacies of supply chain management, excel in business analytics, and all while upholding to the ethical business practices. 

At FREDS, your success is our solid commitment to excellence. This is where you will gain skills, knowledge, and connections with professionals. Our alumni walked these halls, earned degrees, and have excelled in diverse careers.

Join us in shaping your future!

Mehmet Barut, Ph. D.
Chair, Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Decision Sciences