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

Seminar Series

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

Department of Finance

Friday, February 26 TBA Dong Lou, Associate Professor of Finance, LSE 10 a.m. ZOOM





Friday, March 26 TBA Tracy Yue Wang, Professor of Finance, University of Minnesota 10 a.m. ZOOM





Friday, April 2 TBA Richard Evans, Associate Professor of Business Administration, U of Virginia 10 a.m. ZOOM





Friday, April 9 TBA Chris Yung, Associate Professor of Commerce, U of Virginia 10 a.m. ZOOM





Friday, April 16 TBA Alon Brav, Professor of Finance, Duke 10 a.m. ZOOM





Friday, April 23 TBA Liyan Yang, Professor of Finance, U of Toronto 10 a.m. ZOOM





Friday, April 30 TBA Holger Mueller, Professor of Finance, NYU 10 a.m. ZOOM





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

  • Sept. 11
    Title: How to Talk When a Machine is Listening: Corporate Disclosure in the Age of AI
    Speaker: Wei Jiang, Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise, Columbia
  • Sept. 18
    Title: In Search of the Origins of Financial Fluctuations
    Speaker: Ralph Koijen, Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth
  • Sept. 25
    Title: Monetary Transmission through Bank Balance Sheet Synergies
    Speaker: William Diamond, Assistant Professor of Finance, U Penn
  • Oct. 16
    Title: EPS-Sensitivity and Mergers Inelastic Markets Hypothesis
    Speaker: Jarrad Harford, Professor of Business Administration, University of Washington
  • Oct. 30
    Title: International Characteristics-Based Asset Pricing
    Speaker: Russ Wermers, Professor of Finance, U Maryland
  • Nov. 6
    Title: Don’t Take Their Word For It: The Misclassification of Bond Mutual Funds
    Speaker: Lauren Cohen, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard
  • Nov. 13
    Title: Private Equity and Financial Stability: Evidence from Failed Bank Resolution in the Crisis
    Speaker: Song Ma, Assistant Professor of Finance, Yale
  • Dec. 4
    Title: Going by the Book: Valuation Ratios and Stock Returns
    Speaker: Eric So, Associate Professor of Accounting MIT
  • March 4
    Speaker: Laurent Bouton, Associate Professor of Economics, Georgetown University
  • March 18
    Speaker: Julie Mortimer, Professor of Economics, Boston College
  • March 25
    Speaker: Shai Bernstein, Associate Professor of Finance, Stanford
  • April 8
    Speaker: Salvatore Nunnari, Assistant Professor of Economics, Bocconi University
  • April 15
    Speaker: Gordon Dahl, Professor of Economics, UCSD
  • Sept. 11
    Title: Place-Based Redistribution
    Speaker: Danny Yagan, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Sept. 18
    Speaker: Brian Knight, Professor of Economics, Brown University
  • Sept. 25
    Speaker: Lars Lefgren, Professor of Economics, Brigham Young University
  • Oct. 2
    Speaker: Therese McGuire, Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management
  • Oct. 16
    Speaker: Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Research Director, California Policy Lab, UCLA
  • Oct. 23
    Title: Modular Organization
    Speaker: Niko Matouschek, Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management
  • Oct. 30
    Speaker: Craig Garthwaite, Associate Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management
  • Nov. 6
    Speaker: Brendan Epstein, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Nov. 13
    Speaker: Ryan McDevitt, Associate Professor of Economics, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • Dec. 11
    Speaker: Matthew Smith, Financial Economist, Office of Tax Analysis, US Treasury

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More