The Eller College of Management is home to the University of Arizona Finance Department. Our faculty regularly publish groundbreaking research in the most influential and respected finance journals. Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students for careers in corporate finance, investments, banking and real estate.
Experiential Learning and Student Opportunities
In addition to a rigorous and integrated core curriculum taught by leading scholars, students in the finance major have the opportunity to engage in a number of additional opportunities, including the Financial Management Association (the UA chapter of the national organization) and the investments club. Moreover, finance students engage in a number of experiential learning activities—including managing a “real” million dollar portfolio (FIN 423/523), the CFA Institutes’ Research Challenge and the Venture Capital Investment Competition.
The department hosts the Finance Seminar series that brings in leading finance scholars to present research and interact with faculty and graduate students. The department also hosts (in conjunction with the undergraduate programs office) an industry day each semester to give students insights into careers in finance and time with industry professionals.
Our Undergraduate Programs
Major in Finance
Complete a rigorous four-year program consisting of two years of non-business and introductory business courses, followed by two years of specialization in finance. Are logical and creative, detail-oriented yet open to the big picture?
Minor in Finance
Non-BSBA students, earn a minor in a discipline that employers value and will prepare you for your financial future. Learn how the stock market works, how companies make rational decisions and how to financially manage a small company.
Certificate in Finance
Eller BSBA major students, earn a certificate in a discipline that employers value and will prepare you for your financial future. Learn how the stock market works, how real estate markets work and how companies make rational decisions.
View all undergraduate programs and resources, including courses, Applied Investment Management program, Wall Street Scholars Program and department awards and scholarships:
Our Graduate Programs
Master's in Finance
The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree at The University of Arizona now offers two options of study-the original 12-month, 10 course plus project option and a 16-month, 12 course option. The program is an immersive educational experience providing a broad exposure to all areas of finance.
MBA Finance Offerings
The Finance Department offers special concentrations in investment analysis and corporate finance to assist MBA students in career planning. The department offers a wide variety of classes—including venture capital, entrepreneurship, real estate, fixed income, corporate finance and investments.
PhD in Finance
The doctoral program in finance prepares you for a career as a university professor, with scholarly research agendas in corporate finance and investments. Students work with faculty in small classes and ongoing research projects to develop the methodological and analytical tools needed for research and teaching.