Influencing Financial Policy

UCLA Anderson's finance faculty are world-renowned. Four have held the coveted position of president of the American Finance Association. Our faculty's backgrounds cover nearly all aspects of the field: asset pricing; derivatives; micro-structure; corporate finance; and investment finance. Their research is frequently published in the industry’s most respected publications.

Their findings have influenced policy and practice worldwide. For example, they have developed methods used in real-world scenarios to value securities and influence hedging activities. Their discoveries have also helped the banking industry determine interest rates. Our faculty members frequently consult with professional and government organizations, and they place high value on social responsibility, both in the field and in our curricula.

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For students with an Interest in Finance


Recommended MBA Courses Based on Finance Career Interests

UCLA Anderson offers courses in finance that allow students to acquire the knowledge to pursue careers in corporate finance and investment management. This list of recommended electives for FTMBA and FEMBA students is based on career interests and provides an overview of the breadth and depth of intellectual opportunities to learn more about the finance industry. It has no formal degree or specialization-related meaning and it is not exclusive. MBA students are also allowed, at their own risk, to request enrolling in MFE courses.

Master of Financial Engineering

The finance industry needs people who possess deep mathematical modeling skills and computational expertise. UCLA Anderson’s Master of Financial Engineering is a 13-month program rooted in the business school paradigm of merging quantitative finance theory and principle with up-to-the-minute business practice.

Ph.D. in Finance

Students seeking a Ph.D. in finance from UCLA Anderson enjoy the highest quality academic experience in a congenial environment where top-ranked faculty are readily accessible. Approximately 10 percent of UCLA finance Ph.D. graduates have been placed in tenure-track positions at top five universities and an even greater percentage have received offers from them.

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Featured Research

Our Finance area faculty conduct research on a number of different topics important to the finance profession. Below are a few examples of our recent work.

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