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Department of Finance

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Our top-ranked finance faculty are authors of leading textbooks.

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You can work towards becoming a CFA Charterholder while pursuing your MBA or undergraduate degree at Kelleya Chartered Financial Analyst Program Partner.

Kelley Advantage

The Finance Department ranked #18 for 2012 in ASU Research Rankings.

  • Biennial Symposium

    High-quality research presented by leading scholars.

  • MBA Finance Academies

    Manage a live portfolio. Visit an investment bank in New York City.

  • Investment Banking Workshop

    Prepare for one of the most competitive careers in the world.

In The News

A paper byAlex Borisov, Eitan Goldman, and Nandini Gupta, "The corporate value of (corrupt) lobbying," was awarded the prize for the best working paper published in the ECGI finance series in 2014.


Professor Gregory F. Udell presented a Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture focused on financial crises, health of banking.


Professor Veronika Krepely Pool suggests managers are influenced by investments of peers who are "neighbors."


Alumni Spotlight

David Duncan

David Duncan MBA'97

Executive Vice President, INVISTA

Wichita, Kansas

In my current job, Ive had the chance to apply almost all of the disciplines I studied in the MBA program.


Faculty Research

  • "Firm Mortality and Natal Financial Care," forthcoming Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  • "Bank Skin in the Game and Loan Contract Design: Evidence from Covenant-Lite Loans," forthcoming Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  • "Glamour Brands and Glamour Stocks," forthcoming Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
  • "Trade Credit, the Financial Crisis, and SME Access to Finance," forthcoming Journal of Money, Credit and Banking

Investing in Your Future

Investment banker. Stock broker. Financial analyst. Trader. Some of the most rewarding—and challenging—careers demand a finance background. With a finance degree from the Kelley School of Business, you’ll be ready. We prepare students for exciting and challenging careers in all areas of finance with our real-world curriculum, wide range of elective courses, and impressive networking opportunities.

Finance students:

  • Become experts in the concepts, tools, and technologies required to succeed in their future careers. Specific topics include:
    • Brokerage
    • Credit Analysis
    • Financial Analysis
    • Portfolio Management
    • International Banking
    • Trading
    • Security Analysis
    • International Investments
    • International Financial Analysis
  • Work with internationally renowned faculty who are at the leading edge of research and curriculum development. Our faculty members include those who have served as visiting economists on the New York Stock Exchange and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
  • Gain real-world experience and networking opportunities through our prestigious undergraduate Investment Banking Network, Investment Management Workshop, MBA Academies, and the Benecki Center for Real Estate Studies.
  • Tap into a powerful network of Kelley finance alumni—people who are committed to assisting you in getting a start in the field and advancing your career.

Start now: Learn about our highly ranked bachelor's, master's (MBA), and doctoral programs.