Finance Department

The Finance Department is home to a faculty with expertise and talents in a range of subjects in business. In addition to top notch instruction, our faculty contribute to the body of knowledge with research published in the discipline's top 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 prepares you for careers in commercial banking, corporate finance, financial planning, real estate, insurance, investment 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 will focus on identifying, accessing and managing risks facing businesses and organizations.

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Graduate Programs

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. This program is designed for a variety of prospective students depending where they stand in their professional or educational career.

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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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Certificate in Investments

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

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Centers & Institutes

Financial Research Institute

The Financial Research Institute (FRI) was established to promote education, research and service across various areas of finance.

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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, 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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RESEARCH IN FINANCE

Journal Articles
Finance
Forthcoming

Stocks for the long run? Evidence from a broad sample of developed markets

Michael O'Doherty
Journal of Financial Economics
Journal Articles
Finance
Forthcoming

The Impact of Investor Sentiment on Catering Incentives around the World

Kihun Kim
Journal of International Financial Market, Institutions & Money
Journal Articles
Finance
Forthcoming

Transient Emotions, Perceptions of Well-being, and Mutual Fund Flows

Sima Jannati
Finance Research Letters

IN THE NEWS

Embracing Mistakes

By Kelsey Allen

Asim Samiuddin, MS ’04, created a scholarship to help Black female business students who have shown academic improvement in their college career get to Wall Street.

New faculty join Trulaske College of Business

This fall, the Trulaske College of Business welcomed new faculty to three of the college’s four academic departments.

These scholars enhance the reputation of the college by bringing demonstrated expertise in their fields, a passion for teaching and a dedication to research. They also provide much needed instructional support for a growing student body.

Diverse representation alone does not lead to diverse leadership on corporate boards, MU study finds

The #MeToo era has shined a spotlight on the challenges faced by women in the workplace, from sexual misconduct to inequality in pay, and widened to include the concerns of minorities and marginalized groups. While many businesses have addressed criticisms by hiring people from different backgrounds, a new study from the University of Missouri suggests that diverse representation on corporate boards does not necessarily translate into more leadership opportunities for women or minorities.

Story by Austin Fitzgerald.