Finance and Managerial Economics
Students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree will have the skills to do rigorous analysis of financial information. These skills are in high demand across the corporate world and prized in government and not-for-profit sectors. The Personal Financial Planning track is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, which means that students completing that track meet the educational requirements to sit for the CFP® certification exam.
The Master of Science in Finance degree, which has four areas of concentration, is offered for graduate students who have an interest in such areas as corporate finance, investment banking, venture capital, investment management, private equity, commercial banking or insurance. One of the concentrations is designed to meet the educational requirements to sit for level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination, and another concentration is designed to meet the requirements of the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) examination. An undergraduate degree in finance or a related area is not required.
The finance area’s doctoral program offers students the opportunity to develop strong research skills that are especially relevant for students interested in an academic career. Research seminars are held weekly, and each year the finance area sponsors a speaker series to bring researchers from other universities to UT Dallas.
The Finance and Managerial Economics faculty bring state-of-the-art knowledge to the classroom and are actively engaged in research. Currently, they are studying:
- Asset Pricing and investment performance
- Financial markets
- Corporate financing
- The economics of intellectual property and information goods
- Experimental and behavioral economics
Faculty research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals including: Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Portfolio Management and Journal of Derivatives.