Marko Svetina

Marko Svetina
Phone: (619) 260-4869
Office: Olin Hall 209

Associate Professor of Finance and Director, Master's of Finance

  • PhD, Arizona State University, Tempe, Finance
  • MS, Iowa State University, Economics
  • BA, University of Northern Iowa, Economics

Marko Svetina is an associate professor of finance and the director of the Master's of Finance in the University of San Diego School of Business. His research interests include exchange-traded funds (ETFs), mergers and acquisitions (domestic and cross-border), the impact of local clienteles on the precision of analyst forecasts and share repurchases. His work has been published in Journal of Applied Finance, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Managerial and Decision Economics and Managerial Finance.

Marko has taught financial management and investments courses at the undergraduate level and investment banking and financial management and analysis in the MBA program. 


  • University Professor, 2016
  • Master's in Finance Professor of the Year, 2016
  • MBA Outstanding Professor, 2016
  • Graduate Business Professor of the Year, 2015
  • MBA Outstanding Professor, 2015
  • School of Business Teaching Award, 2014
  • MBA Outstanding Professor, 2014
  • Graduate Business Professor of the Year, 2014
  • Steber Fellowship, 2013-12
  • Graduate Business Professor of the Year, 2013
  • Master's of Global Leadership Professor of Impact, 2013
  • Faculty Dual Excellence Award, 2011
  • Graduate Business Professor of the Year, 2010
  • MBA Cohort Outstanding Professor, 2010
  • IMBA Cohort Outstanding Professor, 2009

Selected Publications

  • Croom, S., Svetina, M., Betts, A. (2017) Does customer or competitor performance drive operations prioritisation?, Production Planning & Control, 28(1), 2-16.
  • McKeon, R., Svetina, M. (2017) Protecting Against Loss: Protective Put versus Stop-Loss, Journal of Investing, 26(3), 65 - 76.
  • Deshpande, S., Svetina, M., Zhu, P. (2016) Impact of European Commission regulation on US domestic M & A's, Journal of Multinational Financial Management (lead article), 36, 1-15.
  • Deshpande, S., Svetina, M. (2014) Negative Earnings Surprises: When is the Glass Half-Full?, Managerial Finance , 40(8), 804 - 820.
  • Bansal, N., McKeon, R., Svetina, M. (2013) Short-Sale Constraints and Securities Lending by Exchange-Traded Funds, Managerial Finance, 39(5), 444-456.