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Finance and Managerial Economics


Finance is a growing field with a need for specialized training and skills.  In this fast-paced career, you need technical and decision-making skills to gather and evaluate information in a rapidly-changing business environment.    

Students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree will have the skills to do rigorous analysis of financial information through various courses in managerial economics and financial analysis. These skills are in high demand across the corporate world and prized in government and not-for-profit sectors. 

The Master of Science in Finance degree is offered for graduate students who have an interest in such areas as corporate finance, investment banking, financial analysis, private equity or real estate. Students can select alternatives designed to meet the educational requirements for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) or the CCIM designation.   

The Master of Science in Finance Engineering and Risk Management degree is for graduate students who have an interest in such areas as risk management and quantitative finance.  Students can prepare for the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) examinations.    

The Master of Science in Energy Management degree is for graduate students who have an interest in such areas as energy economics and finance, operations across energy sectors and other energy issues.  Students can prepare for the Energy Risk Professional (ERP) examinations.   

The Finance and Managerial Economics 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.