The Kellogg School's Finance department is renowned in a broad range of specialties, from technical asset pricing to corporate financial policies and capital market dynamics. Faculty research is consistently recognized by award-winning publications in flagship finance journals. The Finance faculty also serve as editors of leading professional publications, setting the standards for new ideas in finance. The Finance major, among the most popular at the Kellogg School, takes full advantage of this expertise in a broad set of courses taught by faculty at the forefront of the field.

Our faculty has designed a range of courses offering a solid understanding of the fundamental techniques and practices of modern finance. Our curriculum reflects many years of teaching experience and is continuously updated to incorporate the latest financial market developments and important innovations in academic research.

Whether a student intends to be a finance specialist or a management generalist, corporate finance and financial markets are an integral part of the vocabulary of business. Two majors are offered through the Finance Department: finance, and analytical finance. The finance major is our primary major, providing an excellent background for the full range of career paths and industries. The analytical finance major is a recent addition to the Kellogg School curriculum and provides a more technical background in financial markets and modeling. This major is designed for students who plan to take specialized finance positions.

To assist students in determining their career path in the highly competitive industry of Investment Banking & Capital Markets (IBCM), the Kellogg School established the Investment Banking and Capital Markets (IBCM) track, a foundation series of finance courses combined with courses that focus on specific investment banking functions, Wall Street innovations, and recent developments within the hedge fund and LBO fund arenas. Learn more here.