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Booth’s finance MBA curriculum takes an empirical approach to the evaluation of risk and reward.

Our corporate finance offerings will prepare you at the business level: Should a company buy or build? Should it borrow money or issue stock? How should it compensate executives? Should it hedge costs, and if so, how?

Investment courses prepare you to make decisions in financial markets: What determines stock and bond prices? How do you evaluate a fund manager? What financial risks carry big rewards, and how should an investor allocate his or her portfolio to take advantage of them?

In our collaborative culture of inquiry and debate, you'll learn to look beyond easy answers to find better solutions.

Choose Your Courses

Customize your MBA education with a concentration in finance by choosing four finance courses to match your interests. Here are just a few of the options.

To see more 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

UChicago faculty members have earned the American Finance Association’s Fischer Black Prize four of the eight years it has been awarded. At Booth, you’ll learn about the forces shaping global capital markets from faculty members who conduct groundbreaking research and who have served in roles ranging from presidential advisor to member of the board of governors for the Federal Reserve.

Emanuele Colonnelli

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

Wenxin Du

Associate Professor of Finance and Fama 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

Zhiguo He

Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance and Jeuck Faculty Fellow

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

Our finance faculty conduct research that’s making significant contributions to the field, and Chicago Booth Review regularly writes about their work.

Why We’re All Impact Investors Now

Insights from Chicago Booth’s Luigi Zingales, Jessica S. Jeffers, and Samuel Hartzmark help explain shareholders’ and managers’ new views of the business of business.

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 your skills, meet new people, and build a dynamic global network. As an MBA finance student at Booth, you’ll have many 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.