A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management





Learn to speak the language of the business world at UCR! The field of finance will develop your analytical and decision-making strengths in the context of coursework that is central to financial management and investments.

Financial Management

The UCR School of Business offers at least three elective courses per year that cover the most important areas of financial management — topics like important financial policy and strategy decisions, corporate governance and control, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management are spread throughout the curriculum.


We also offer at least three elective courses per year that cover key topics related to investing and investment management — topics like investment decision-making, portfolio management, options and futures, and professional investment management are covered in the standard mix of courses.

Our world-class UCR finance faculty works with leaders in management science, as well as other schools and departments at UCR, to offer a set of courses that is appropriate for those of you who have the analytical background and quantitative orientation to pursue a sequence of courses that can prepare you for financial engineering.

Finance Pathways at UCR School of Business

BS in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance

Get a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in finance. Each concentration provides a wide selection of courses to choose from. Students must complete five courses from the finance concentration. See the concentration in finance study plan.

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Master of Finance

The Master of Finance curriculum provides you with the essential financial acumen needed to impact and lead financial management in a range of organizations at national and international levels. It builds skills in financial analysis for careers in corporate finance, investment banking and risk management. This is a STEM-Certified degree program.

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MBA with a Concentration in Finance

Gain the unique skill sets that will set you apart as an expert in a particular business area by choosing one or two concentrations. The finance concentration requires five courses. Students may choose from a wide range of electives within the concentration. Courses can be selected with the assistance of a faculty advisor to meet individual educational and career goals.

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Ph.D. with a Concentration in Finance

UCR’s doctoral program in finance provides students with a solid foundation in the theoretical and empirical tools of finance. The goal of the program is to prepare students for careers that focus on research in asset pricing and corporate finance.

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Finance Associations

Hylander Financial Group  Students practice investment skills acquired in the classroom.

The CFA Society of Los Angeles (CFALA) Established in 1931, the CFA Society of Los Angeles ("The Society") is a network of investment management professionals in the greater Los Angeles area. The CFA Society of Los Angeles is a member society of CFA Institute.


  • Faculty in Finance


Finance Conferences

Citrus Finance Conference 2019

International Asset Pricing

May 3, 2019,  9 AM – 7 PM

Canyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr., Riverside, CA 92506

Paper Presentations 2019