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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.

Lars Peter Hansen

Lars Hansen

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

Lars Hansen
Steven Neil Kaplan

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

Steven Neil Kaplan

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.

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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.

Learn from Industry Experts

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.

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.