A specialization in finance at UCLA Anderson includes an examination of how financial markets operate, including how investors and money managers make portfolio decisions, how markets allocate capital to its best use and how risk and return are determined for various asset classes. The specialization also considers important corporate financial decisions, including raising capital to start and grow a business, evaluating and prioritizing a firm’s investment opportunities, deciding whether to build or acquire critical assets and managing risk. MBA students choosing to specialize in finance most often pursue careers in corporate management, investment banks and money-management firms.
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.
Financial Constraints on Intermediaries Cause Asset Mispricing
Real-world bond data reveals how the capital positions and liquidity of middlemen affect prices of securities they broker
Mortgage Prepayments: Factors beyond Interest Rate Movements
A model estimates the impact of economic variables on the pricing of prepayment risk
Chinese Investors Learn about Derivatives the Hard Way
Avanidhar Subrahmanyam’s examination of warrant trading reveals individuals’ poor grasp of complex securities