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We offer more advanced finance courses than any other business school.

As an analytic finance MBA student here, you'll learn how to do cutting-edge analysis as practiced in hedge funds, investment banks, risk management, and beyond. In partnership with some of the top thought leaders in the field, you’ll build the quantitative tools needed to sift through complex financial data and create innovative solutions to pressing financial issues.

Choose Your Courses

Customize your education by choosing courses that match your specific interests.

To complete a concentration in analytic finance, you’ll choose six courses in the discipline, including two advanced courses. Here are just a few of the options.

To see more analytic finance courses, visit our course catalog and search by concentration area for your program of interest.

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Our Distinguished Faculty in This Area

As an analytic finance MBA student at Chicago Booth, you’ll work closely with faculty scholars who are recognized for their impact on the theories and models associated with investments and financial markets.

Emanuele Colonnelli

Assistant Professor of Finance; Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow and Fama Faculty Fellow

Wenxin Du

Associate Professor of Finance and Biehler Junior Faculty Fellow

Niels Gormsen

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Finance and Asness Junior Faculty Fellow

Lars Peter Hansen

David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor The University of Chicago Departments of Economics, Statistics and the Booth School of Business

Milton Harris

Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance and Economics Emeritus

Steven Neil Kaplan

Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and Kessenich E.P. Faculty Director at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Anil Kashyap

Stevens Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Finance

Yueran Ma

Assistant Professor of Finance and Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow

Pascal Noel

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Finance and Kathryn and Grant Swick Faculty Scholar

Lubos Pastor

Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow

Amir Sufi

Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Pietro Veronesi

Deputy Dean for Faculty and Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance

Robert W. Vishny

Myron S. Scholes Distinguished Service Professor of Finance and Neubauer Faculty Director of the Davis Center

Luigi Zingales

Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow

Eric Zwick

Associate Professor of Finance and Fama Faculty Fellow

Spotlight on Research

Chicago Booth analytic finance faculty conduct research that makes significant contributions to the field and Chicago Booth Review frequently writes about their work.

How to Listen for the Hidden Data in Earnings Calls

Chicago Booth faculty, including Steven Neil Kaplan and Anastasia A. Zakolyukina, analyze the contents of earnings calls to uncover insights into executive personalities, firm performance, C-suite dynamics, and more.

David Rabie, the co-founder and CEO of Tovala, addresses the audience during a Back to the Classroom session as part of the Booth Reconnect weekend at the Harper Center

Learn from Industry Experts

Faculty members at Booth are connected to some of the most important leaders across industry.

Our faculty regularly invite these leading practitioners and influencers to speak to students in the Booth classroom, providing you with greater access to learn, network, and grow.

Research Centers in This Area

Chicago Booth MBA students have access to several interdisciplinary centers that fund faculty research, host workshops and conferences, and foster a strong research community.

Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance
Tasked with pushing the boundaries of research in finance, the Fama-Miller Center provides institutional structure and support for researchers in the field.

Center for Research in Security Prices
CRSP maintains one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive stock market databases. Since 1963, it has been a valued resource for businesses, government, and scholars.

 

Beyond the Classroom

Develop new skills, meet new people, and build a dynamic global network. As an analytic finance student at Booth, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in student groups, competitions, and other activities.

Participate in a Competition

Test your theories and gain valuable experience in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions on campus and around the globe.

Explore Part-Time Groups

Pursue your interests and expand your network by joining a student-led group for Part-Time MBA students.