Finance students don’t just study money; they study how money interacts with risk and time. Understanding this relationship is key. It allows you to help individuals, companies and governments make wise decisions about managing capital, investing or borrowing funds, optimizing returns, and staying financially sound. It’s no small task, and at Isenberg, we prepare our students for the job. We do this by offering diverse curricular specialties in corporate finance, financial analyst, financial risk management, and alternative investments. A rigorous, progressive curriculum immerses students in current issues and practices through hands-on problem solving and teamwork. That includes real-time data analysis using Bloomberg terminals, internships with premier financial firms, and participation in student-managed funds. Isenberg MBA students who specialize in finance have numerous track options from general finance to advanced investments to risk management, and Ph.D. students in finance work with some of the world’s best researchers in investments and derivatives.
Our internationally prominent faculty members are renowned for research in investments, including hedge funds, mutual funds, risk management, stock market anomalies, international investments, tax evasion, options, fixed income derivatives, and financial econometrics.
Isenberg finance majors gain valuable leverage from the school’s growing network of 45,000 alumni in 75 countries. Alumni practitioners are a fixture in the classroom. They open doors to internships and employment opportunities after graduation.
Our high-profile Center for International Securities and Derivative Markets (CISDM) underscores our longstanding leadership in alternative investments education and research. Through CISDM, students gain access to the Morningstar CISDM Database, the oldest hedge fund and commodity trading advisor data base on the market. And they gain an “inside industry” edge into how those markets perform and evolve.