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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Undergraduate Certificate in Investments

Students completing the certificate will be better prepared for leadership positions in the investments field.

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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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Graduate Programs Admissions Information Webinar


Graduate Programs Admissions Information Webinar



College honors excellence at annual Celebration of Success event

On Monday, April 12, the Trulaske College of Business recognized excellence among faculty, staff and PhD students at its annual Celebration of Success event. Held in Memorial Union on the MU campus, the gathering showcased excellence in service, teaching and research, and honored those celebrating milestone anniversaries at the university.




Trulaske Students Named Mizzou '18 and Mizzou '39 Award Recipients

Earlier this month, the Mizzou Alumni Association and Alumni Association Student Board named the 2022 Mizzou '18 Award and Mizzou ’39 Award recipients. These prestigious awards honor some of the best and the brightest at the university, and the Trulaske College of Business is proud to have students among both categories.

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In October 2020, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown – a top NFL talent who has faced allegations of reckless driving, felony burglary with battery, sexual assault and violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. The Bucs released Brown on Jan.