Department of Finance
Join an internationally recognized department with a reputation for outstanding research, pedagogy, and student outcomes. Our strong group of senior faculty and weekly seminars offer a supportive research environment especially for incoming junior faculty. Our faculty have wide-ranging expertise in all major areas of finance, including asset pricing, corporate finance, and risk management and insurance. Our teaching support is also exemplary with a dedicated program for new faculty and a center for teaching available to help all Iowa faculty.
We set our students to succeed in multiple ways. Three student-run investment funds and experiential consulting projects for regional companies teach students analytical and communication skills that employers crave. Our culture of friendly feedback and support allows our PhD students to thrive and increases faculty research productivity.The department offers an undergraduate (BBA) major, a Master of Finance, and a Certificate in Risk Management and Insurance through the Vaughan Institute, which has been designated by the International Insurance Society as a Global Center of Insurance Excellence.
Incoming faculty have always found our close-knit community warm, welcoming, and easy to navigate. Iowa City is home to some of the best public schools in the nation, with ACT scores well above state and national averages. Walk just a few steps from campus to explore over 100 restaurants, eclectic retail shops, and the famed Prairie Lights bookstore–or bike the 14-mile Iowa River Corridor Trail to take in the rolling Midwestern scenery. Whatever your interests, there’s a place for you in this vibrant college community.
By the Numbers
MBA Finance Program in the world
Financial Times, 2017
Google Scholar citations by 16 tenure-track faculty
ASU Finance (1990-2018)
#57 – JF, JFE, RFS
#52 – JF, JFE, RFS, JFQA, FM
UNL RMI (2014-2018)
#12 – Business School RMI, N. America
#25 – Business School RMI, World