The Banking and Finance Department is made up of world-renowned scholars from five continents, with PhDs from prestigious universities such as the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, NYU, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and Yale. Our faculty have furthered the boundaries of knowledge across the field of finance, including in such areas as corporate finance, banking, derivative and financial markets, portfolio management, health finance and the pricing of financial assets. Many of our faculty also have extensive industry experience in consulting, banking, investment management, venture capital, and insurance.
Members of the Banking and Finance Department are frequently invited to speak at top finance conferences. Major financial institutions and corporations seek their expertise, and local and national media outlets appreciate their unparalleled knowledge of financial markets and economic policy. Our faculty have contributed to policy debates on the world economy and global financial markets at the highest levels, even capturing the attention of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
In addition to their scholarship, our faculty excel in teaching, applying innovative methodologies to new frontiers of knowledge and making our programs among the best in the world. In fact, Businessweek ranked our undergraduate finance offerings #1 in the nation in 2012. For students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in the area, our distinctive Master of Science in Management-Finance (MSM-Finance) degree prepares students to get ahead in the finance world and to seek jobs with top financial institutions. And last but not least, we are going global! We have launched our MSM-Finance program in cooperation with the School of Economics and Management at Tongji University in Shanghai, giving our faculty and students an opportunity for a truly global experience.