Finance

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.

MBA/FEMBA/EMBA Specializations
A specialization in finance at UCLA Anderson includes an examination of the funding markets and processes for financing enterprises, as well as the effects of prices and interest rates on assets and liabilities. MBA students choosing to generalize in finance most often receive placement in management within the corporate world and treasuries.

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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.

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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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