Department of Finance

//Department of Finance
Department of Finance2018-09-20T15:25:03+00:00

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

Upcoming Events

Seminar Series

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

Thursday, Sept. 6 (Finance Seminar) Eric Aldrich, Assistant Professor of Economics USCS 2:45 p.m. | CRCC 105 Experiments in High-Frequency Trading: Testing the Frequent Batch Auction
Friday, Sept. 7 (Econ Seminar) Jeffrey Denning, Assistant Professor of Economics BYU 12:45 p.m. | CRCC 105 Class Rank and Long-Run Outcomes
Wednesday, Sept. 12 (Econ Seminar) Kevin Williams, Assistant Professor Yale 12:45 p.m. | CRCC 110 TBD
Tuesday, Sept. 18 (Finance Seminar) Dan Friedman, Professor of Economics Technology UCSC 2:45 p.m. | CRCC 115 TBA
Wednesday, Sept. 19 (Econ Seminar) Maria Polyakova, Assistant Professor Stanford 12:45 p.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Friday, Sept. 21 (Finance Seminar) Andy Winton, Professor of Finance Minnesota 10 a.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Wednesday, Sept. 26 (Econ Seminar) Nageeb Ali, Associate Professor of Economics Penn State 12:45 p.m. | CRCC 105 Adverse Selection in Distributive Politics
Friday, Sept. 28 (Finance Seminar) Kewei Hou, Professor of Investments OSU 10 a.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Wednesday, Oct. 17 (Econ Seminar) Jane Song, Assistant Professor Georgia 12:25 p.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Friday, Oct. 19 (Finance Seminar) Cary Frydman, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics USC 10 a.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Wednesday, Oct. 24 (Econ Seminar) Jason Kerwin, Assistant Professor Minnesota 12:45 p.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Friday, Oct. 26 (Finance Seminar) Ayna Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor of Finance Baruch College 10 a.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Friday, Nov. 2 (Finance Seminar) Adam Clark-Joseph, Associate Professor Finance UIUC 10 a.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Wednesday, Oct. 7 (Econ Seminar) Anna Chomiy, Post Doc Princeton 12:45 p.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Friday, Nov. 9 (Finance Seminar) Robert Marquez, Professor of Finance UC Davis 10 a.m. | CRCC 110 TBA
Friday, Nov. 16 (Finance Seminar) Ingrid Werner, Professor of Finance OSU 10 a.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Wednesday, Nov. 28 (Econ Seminar) Julie Cullen, Professor of Economics UCSD 12:45 p.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Friday, Nov. 30 (Finance Seminar) Michael Ewens, Associate Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship Caltech 10 a.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Wednesday, Dec. 5 (Econ Seminar) Gabe Ehrlich, Director of Research Quantitative Economics University of Michigan 12:45 p.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Wednesday, Feb. 20 (Econ Seminar) Helios Herrera, Professor Warwick 12:45 p.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Friday, Mar. 8 (Finance Seminar) Francesca Cornelli, Professor of Finance LBS 10 a.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Wednesday, Mar. 13 (Econ Seminar) Katie Genedak, Research Associate at the Institute for Social Research Colorado 12:45 p.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Friday, Mar. 29 (Finance Seminar) Ben Iverson, Assistant Professor of Finance BYU 10 a.m. | CRCC 105 TBA
Friday, April 5 (Finance Seminar) Gabriele Camera, Professor of Economics and Finance Chapman University 10 a.m. | CRCC 105 TBA

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