The Berkeley-Haas finance program has long been held in high regard by both researchers and finance practitioners, both domestically and around the world. Finance here is a top-ranked program, including as #8 by U.S. News in 2014. Finance courses feature rigorous training from top scholars, firm grounding in real-world methods, and exposure to the experience and insights of leading practitioners.
Our faculty include leading researchers in a broad set of theoretical and empirical aspects of financial markets and corporate finance. Faculty members investigate substantive topics such as asset pricing, banking, securities trading, risk management, financial regulation, exchange rate dynamics, mutual fund flows, credit ratings, mortgage markets and insurance markets. Our faculty are also widely recognized for advancing knowledge and developing theories in allied fields such as real estate in addition to finance.
The finance program further enhances courses and bolsters student clubs and career connections through the involvement of leading finance practitioners as professional faculty members and guest speakers, bringing our students real-time perspectives on practices, developments and innovations in the world of finance.