Finance Department

The Finance Department is home to a faculty with expertise and talents in a range of subjects in business. In addition to providing top notch instruction, our faculty contribute to the body of knowledge with research published in the discipline's premier academic journals.

Students earning an emphasis in Finance will be prepared for a variety of careers in financial management or in financial services such as investment management, commercial banking, investment banking, real estate, and risk management. The Finance Department is focused on preparing students to analyze financial data and forecasts to produce information and make investment, business, and financial decisions.

Faculty and Staff Finance Advisory Board
PhD Students Finance Seminar Series


Undergraduate Programs

BSBA with an emphasis in Finance and Banking

An emphasis in finance and banking prepares you for careers in commercial banking, corporate finance, financial planning, real estate, insurance, commercial banking, or money management. Learn how to analyze financial information to produce forecasts of business, industry, and economic conditions for use in making investment decisions.

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BSBA with an emphasis in Finance and Banking with Real Estate

A real estate emphasis offers opportunities in fields that foster an entrepreneurial spirit with career options around the globe. The real estate emphasis is for students contemplating a career in real estate investment, property management, mortgage banking, or associated fields. Students selecting the real estate emphasis must be accepted into the BSBA with emphasis in finance and banking.

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Certificate in Risk Management and Insurance 

The Risk Management and Insurance certificate program focuses on identifying, assessing, and managing risks facing businesses and organizations.

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Graduate Programs

PhD Program with Concentration in Finance

This four-year program trains and prepares students for an academic career at institutions having both teaching and research missions. 

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Online MS in Finance

Mizzou’s online MS in Finance degree is for individuals who want to enhance their analytical and financial decision making skills. 

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Certificate in Financial Management

A graduate certificate in Financial Management will provide cutting-edge knowledge in order to pursue a career in financial management, corporate finance, or a related field.

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Certificate in Investments

A graduate certificate in Investments provides cutting-edge knowledge to those people who wish to pursue a career in financial services.

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Centers & Institutes

Jeffrey E. Smith Institute of Real Estate and Capital Markets

The mission of the Smith Institute of Real Estate and Capital Markets is to prepare future leaders in commercial real estate development, financial management, and related financial services areas by providing world-class educational, research, and professional opportunities for students of the University of Missouri and the professional real estate and financial services community.

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Journal Articles
Accountancy, Economics, Finance

Unconventional Monetary Policy and Disaster Risk: Evidence from the Subprime and COVID-19 Crises

Felipe Bastos Gurgel Silva
Unconventional Monetary Policy and Disaster Risk: Evidence from the Subprime and COVID-19 Crises
Journal Articles
August 2020

Dynamics of Arbitrage

Kateryna Holland
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
Journal Articles

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Measuring Investor Sentiment by Combining Machine Learning and Photos from News

Kuntara Pukthuanthong
Journal of Financial Economics


The Future of Finance

Professors in the Finance Department in the Trulaske College of Business are publishing research that’s shaping the future of investing and trading. Here’s a look at four researchers and their findings.

By Kelsey Allen

And the Award Goes To ...

Trulaske faculty win best paper awards at some of the most prominent business conferences and competitions. 

By Kelsey Allen

A Tiger in Wine Country

Senior finance major Jordan Duenckel takes advantage of remote courses to complete a dream internship in Napa Valley.

By Kelsey Allen