Financial economics encompasses micro-investment theory, economics of uncertainty, the role of financial markets and institutions, the regulation of financial products, firms and markets, the theory of the firm, and corporate governance. The field is unique among the social sciences in that it has had a direct and significant influence on practice: The impact of the efficient market hypothesis, portfolio selection, risk analysis, and contingent-claim pricing on capital budgeting and money management is clearly evident. This impact is based both on developments of theory and on empirical tests of hypotheses that are made feasible by a large and increasingly accessible body of relevant data.

The Finance faculty includes leading researchers in their respective areas, publishing in such notable journals as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Businesss, Journal of Financial Economics, Financial Management, and Journal of Accounting and Economics. Faculty members are involved in a number of national organizations, serving as consultants, collaborating with research, and holding corporate board memberships.

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BBA Course Offerings

Core Courses Electives
BUS 320 - Finance BUS 201 - Business Economics
BUS 420 - Advanced Managerial Finance
BUS 421 - Corporate Governance & Restructuring
BUS 422 - Advanced Financial Markets
BUS 423 - Investments
BUS 424 - Derivatives
BUS 425 - Real Estate Finance
BUS 425B - Real Estate Management & Finance
BUS 427 - International Finance
BUS 428A - Investment Banking
BUS 428B - Venture Capital & Private Equity
BUS 429 - Fixed Income
BUS 482 - Real Estate Market Analysis
BUS 483 - Applied Investment Management
BUS 486 - Real Estate Equity Investment
BUS 487 - Global Derivatives Markets
BUS 489 - Adv Real Estate Finance
BUS 497R - Finance Honors Seminar

MBA Course Offerings

Core Courses Electives
BUS 501 - Economic Analysis for Managers BUS 500A - Management Practice
BUS 520 - Managerial Finance BUS 501P - Managerial Economics
BUS 503 - Global Macroeconomics Perspectives
BUS 529 - Project Finance
BUS 620 - Advanced Corporate Finance
BUS 620M - Capital Markets & Cost Capital
BUS 621P - Corporate Governance & Restructuring
BUS 624 - Derivatives
BUS 625 - Real Estate Finance
BUS 627 - International Finance
BUS 628A - Investment Banking
BUS 680 - Doing Deals: Private Equity
BUS 681 - Venture Capital & Private Equity
BUS 682 - Real Estate Markets Analysis
BUS 683 - Applied Investment Management
BUS 684 - Advanced Derivative Assets
BUS 686 - Real Estate Equity Investment
BUS 687 - Global Derivatives Markets
BUS 689 - Advanced Real Estate Finance