Department of Finance

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A finance student’s education requires meaningful, real-world opportunities, balanced by worthwhile classroom experiences. The David Eccles School of Business 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

Department of Finance Faculty

Respected as some of the best in their field, Eccles School faculty are skilled teachers, innovative researchers and global thought leaders who are shaping the strategic pioneers of the future and transforming business practices worldwide.

Finance Faculty

Seminar Series

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

Department of Finance

Friday, Sept 6 Executives in Politics Ilona Babenko, Associate Professor of Finance, ASU 10 a.m. CRCC 205
Tuesday, Sept 10
(Brownbag)
The Role of Financial Conditions in Portfolio Choices: The Case of Insurers Michael Weisbach, Professor of Finance, OSU 2:45 p.m. SFEBB 7122
Friday, Sept 20 Is Positive Sentiment in Corporate Annual Reports Informative? Evidence from Deep Learning Anup Agrawal, Professor of Finance, Alabama 10 a.m. CRCC 205
Friday, Oct18 TBA Ludovic Phallippou, Professor of Financial Economics, Oxford 10 a.m. CRCC 205
Friday, Nov 8 TBA Orly Sade, Associate Professor of Finance, Hebrew University 10 a.m. CRCC 205
Friday, Nov 22 TBA Michelle Lowry, Professor of Finance, Drexel 10 a.m. CRCC 205
Friday, Dec 6 TBA Isil Erel, Professor of Finance, OSU 10 a.m. CRCC 205
Friday, Mar. 6 TBA Brett Green, Associate Professor of Finance, Berkeley 10 a.m. TBA
Friday, Mar. 20 TBA Chris Yung, Associate Professor of Commerce, Virginia 10 a.m. TBA
Friday, Mar. 27 TBA Phillip Bond, Professor of Finance and Economics, UW 10 a.m. TBA
Friday, Apr. 3 TBA Sophie Shive, Associate Professor of Finance, Notre Dame 10 a.m. TBA
Friday, Apr. 10 TBA Jonathan Berk, Professor of Finance, Stanford 10 a.m. TBA
Friday, Apr. 24 TBA Eric So, Associate Professor of Economics, Finance and Accounting, MIT 10 a.m. TBA

Business Economics Group
Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis

Wednesday , Sept. 11 Place-Based Redistribution Danny Yagan, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Sept. 18 TBA Brian Knight, Professor of Economics, Brown University 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Sept. 25 TBA Lars Lefgren, Professor of Economics, Brigham Young University 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Oct. 2 TBA Therese McGuire, Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Oct. 16 TBA Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Research Director, California Policy Lab, UCLA 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Oct. 23 Modular Organization Niko Matouschek, Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Oct. 30 TBA Craig Garthwaite, Associate Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Nov. 6 TBA Brendan Epstein, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Lowell 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Nov. 13 TBA Ryan McDevitt, Associate Professor of Economics, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Dec. 11 TBA Matthew Smith, Financial Economist, Office of Tax Analysis, US Treasury 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Mar. 4 TBA Laurent Bouton, Associate Professor of Economics, Georgetown University 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Mar. 18 TBA Julie Mortimer, Professor of Economics, Boston College 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Mar. 25 TBA Shai Bernstein, Associate Professor of Finance, Stanford 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Apr. 8 TBA Salvatore Nunnari, Assistant Professor of Economics, Bocconi University 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422
Wednesday, Apr. 15 TBA Gordon Dahl, Professor of Economics, UCSD 1-2:30 p.m. GARFF 3422

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 financial analysis 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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Student Investment Fund

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

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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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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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