Welcome to the future of finance.

Here you can learn about the Department of Finance at the University of Illinois and the path-breaking research of our faculty. Studies continually rank the Department as among the world’s most productive finance research units.

The Department is also home to outstanding teachers who deliver high-quality, challenging courses. Practice and learning converge to give Illinois finance students an active, engaging educational experience – in our pioneering Master of Science in Finance program, our Masters of Financial Engineering program, our top-tier PhD program, and our nationally-ranked undergraduate curriculum.

Bachelors of Science in Finance

The four year degree degree program offers students the opportunity of specializing in

  • Corporate Finance
    • Corporate Finance
    • Commercial Banking
    • Investment Banking
  • Risk Management
    • Derivatives & Trading
    • Financial Engineering
    • Insurance & Risk Management
  • Wealth Management
    • Security Analysis
    • Portfolio Management
    • Real Estate
    • Wealth Management

Master of Science in Finance

The MSF provides a unique learning experience by joining classroom studies and practical contact with the financial world. The intensive three semester program provides participants with an immersion into finance-related studies but requires a minimum of time away from their employment or other opportunities.

Master of Science in Financial Engineering

The MSFE is an inter-disciplinary approach to investments and risk management, using techniques and analysis from multiple fields. The program is three semesters and the curriculum is drawn from topics in stochastic modeling optimization, computing and computational methods, finance, and an applied practicum experience, and is taught by internationally recognized engineering and finance faculty.

PhD in Finance

The Finance Ph.D. program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides an opportunity to work with and learn from a well-known faculty in a stimulating intellectual environment.