Department of Finance

A critical component of a finance students’ education is meaningful, real-world opportunities, balanced by worthwhile classroom experiences. The Eccles School Department of Finance faculty are not only committed educators, they’re also seasoned professionals and internationally recognized researchers. When they’re not teaching courses on investment, valuation, corporate finance, real estate, banking, international finance, insurance, or CFA prep courses, they might be participating on federal investigative panels or as an expert witness in a high-profile financial scandal trial, or publishing their research in The Wall Street Journal or Forbes.



Degrees in Finance

Undergraduate      Master’s      Ph.D.



Beyond the classroom

We offer finance students many opportunities to become involved in applied learning opportunities.

Finance Club


Finance Club brings together students who wish to work in investment banking, management consulting or as financial analysts in a Fortune 500 company. Students receive advice and feedback on creating a competitive, job-specific resume and learn how to be successful in finance and case interviews.

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Finance Club
Student Investment Fund

The Student Investment Fund gives students the opportunity to manage actual stock portfolios. Students meet regularly to develop an investment strategy, research and invest in specific stocks. Students also receive advice from investment professionals and track their investments and progress.

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Student Investment Fund
University Venture Fund


University Venture Fund (UVF) is an independent venture capital firm committed to improving the quality of entrepreneurial education for a diverse group of students at its participating universities. The fund is a collaborative effort among students, universities and the professional investment community.

The students raise capital, perform due diligence on venture capital opportunities and make investments.  Each year UVF hosts University Private Equity Summit where business students from around North America gather to share best practices and learn from investment industry professionals.

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University Venture Fund
Week on Wall Street

Each spring, about 12 Eccles School finance majors take a week-long visit to the indisputable hub of worldwide financial activity, New York City.

On the trip, students visit investment banks and corporations to see just what their degree could do for them in the workplace. Students also have the opportunity to meet with recent alumni working in New York.

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Week on Wall Street
Business Career Services

Landing the right job requires more than a degree. That’s why the David Eccles School of Business offers undergraduate students access to a dedicated Business Career Services office to assist students in achieving their goals.

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Department of Finance Staff and Faculty

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Seminar Series

Check out our upcoming seminars below. Click here to view our past seminars.

Spring 2017
Monday, January 23 (Econ Seminar) David Rahman, Associate Professor of Economics University of Minnesota 12:15pm in CRCC 210 The Dilemma of the Cypress and the Oak Tree
Wednesday, February 15 (Econ Seminar) Attila Lindner, Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of Economics University College London 1:00 pm in SFEBB 3106 Who Pays for Minimum Wage?
Tuesday, February 21

(Finance Seminar)

Ryan Pratt, Assistant Professor of Finance BYU 2:45pm in CRCC 210 Comparables Pricing
Wednesday, February 22 (Econ Seminar) Francesco Squintani, Professor of Economics University of Warwick 1:00 pm in CRCC 210 Networks and Ideology
Friday, March 3 (Finance Seminar) Renee Adams, Professor of Finance UNSW 10:00am in CRCC 115 Good News for Some Banks
Tuesday, March 7 (Finance Seminar) John Graham, Professor of Finance Duke 2:45pm in CRCC 210 TBD
Wednesday, March 8 (Econ Seminar) Alex Imas, Assistant Professor of Social and Decision Sciences CMU 1:00pm in SFEBB 3106 TBD
Tuesday, March 21 (Finance Seminar) Charles Jones, Professor of Finance Columbia 2:45pm in CRCC 210 TBD
Tuesday, March 28 (Finance Seminar) PK Jain, Professor of Finance Memphis 2:45pm in CRCC 210 TBD
Wednesday, March 29

(Econ Seminar)

Takako Fujiwara-Greve, Professor of Economics Keio University 1:00 pm in CRCC 210 TBD
Wednesday, April 5 (Econ Seminar) Elena Patel, Researcher US Treasury 1:00pm in CRCC 210 TBD
Tuesday, April 18 (Finance Seminar) Gordon Phillips, Professor of Finance Dartmouth 1:00 pm in CRCC 210 TBD
Wednesday, April 19 (Econ Seminar) Gilles Duranton, Professor of Real Estate Wharton 1:00 pm in CRCC 210 TBD
Tuesday, April 25 (Finance Seminar) Giorgio Sertsios, Assistant Professor Universidad de los Andes 2:45pm in CRCC 205 TBD


Fall 2016 Semester
September 13
(Finance Brown Bag)
Davidson Heath,
Assistant Professor of Finance
University of Utah 2:45pm in CRCC 205 The Value of Trademark Protection: Evidence from the Federal Trademark Dilution Act
September 14
(Econ Seminar)
Georgy Egorov,
Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Science
Northwestern, Kellogg 1:00 pm in SFEBB 7122 Private Politics and Public Regulation
September 20
(Finance Brown Bag)
Feng Zhang,
Assistant Professor of Finance
University of Utah 2:45pm in CRCC 205 Vanishing Stock Dividends
September 21
(Econ Seminar)
Alex Hirsch,
Professor of Political Science
CalTech 1:00 pm in CRCC 115 Policy Contests
September 27
(Finance Seminar)
Henri Servaes,
Professor of Finance
LBS 2:45pm in CRCC 205 Credit Ratings and Acquisitions
September 28
(Econ Seminar)
Jonathan Cohn,
Professor of Finance
U of Texas, Austin 1:00 pm in CRCC 115 How do employees fare in private equity buyouts? Evidence from workplace safety records
October 4
(Finance Seminar)
Chris Parsons,
Associate Professor of Finance and Accounting
UC San Diego 2:45pm in CRCC 205 What’s in a (school) name? Racial discrimination in higher education bond markets
October 19
(Econ Seminar)
Jeff Denning,
Assistant Professor of Economics
BYU 1:00 pm in CRCC 105 ProPelled: The Effects of the Pell Grant on Graduation and Earnings
November 1
(Finance Seminar)
Christine Parlour,
Professor of Finance
UC Berkeley 2:45pm in CRCC 205 Making Money: Commercial banks, liquidity transformation and the payment system
November 2
(Econ Seminar)
Jin Yeub Kim,
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Nebraska 1:00 pm in CRCC 115 A Noncooperative Foundation of the Neutral Bargaining Solution
November 8
(Finance Seminar)
Jonathan Karpoff,
Professor of Finance
U Washington 2:45pm in CRCC 205 The Lifecycle Effects of Firm Takeovers
November 11
(Econ Seminar)
Michaela Pagel,
Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics
Columbia 1:00 pm in CRCC 215 The Liquid Hand-to-Mouth: Evidence from Personal Finance Management Software
November 16
(Econ Seminar)
Ed VanWesep,
Associate Professor of Finance
U of Colorado, Boulder 1:00 pm in CRCC 115 Constrained Asset Prices
November 29
(Finance Seminar)
Cesare Fracassi,
Assistant Professor of Finance
U of Texas, Austin 2:45pm in CRCC 205 Is Private Equity Good for Consumers?
November 30
(Econ Seminar)
Ronen Gradwohl,
Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Science
Northwestern, Kellogg 1:00 pm in CRCC 110 Privacy in Online Social Networks
December 6
(Finance Seminar)
Kenneth Ahern,
Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics
USC 2:45pm in CRCC 205 Title: TBD
December 7
(Econ Seminar)
Michael Lovenheim,
Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management
Cornell 1:00 pm in CRCC 110 Title: TBD