The Department of Finance helps students gain the analytical skills necessary for managing financial resources, and evaluating the risk and return consequences of financial decisions. Faculty members teach finance and real estate courses within all of the academic and professional programs offered at the Shidler College of Business.


Undergraduate students may choose to major in finance as a part of Shidler’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program. The Department of Finance offers one required course for all BBA students (FIN 311 – Investments) and a variety of undergraduate finance electives. Students majoring in finance must complete four finance electives and may choose to focus their studies on one of six finance tracks:

To learn more about the BBA program, visit Shidler's undergraduate programs page.


Graduate students may choose to concentrate their studies in finance by selecting from graduate-level finance electives such as business financial management, international finance, investment management and management of financial institutions, etc. Students who seek graduate degree in finance may consider the one-year specialized Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program. Please see the link below for more information about the MSF Program. Shidler’s graduate programs include:

To learn more about the College's graduate programs, visit Shidler's graduate programs page.


The PhD Program in International Management offers an academically challenging and rigorous curriculum designed to prepare highly motivated and intellectually gifted students for a career in research and teaching with a particular focus on Asia and the pacific. To learn more, visit Shidler's PhD program page.

Professional Certifications

The Finance Department offers two professional finance certification programs: