Three Reasons UIC Liautaud Finance Concentration Should Be On Your Radar

UIC Liautaud is doing some very cutting edge work in the fields of futures, derivatives and financial markets.

Our International Center for Futures and Derivatives brings to campus the who's who of financial trading and engineering from across the US and abroad to exchange ideas. Our faculty are creating new ways of thinking about how financial markets work, market structures, models of price discovery; limit order model, liquidity and price impact, time effects; and, how electronic traders use these ideas to improve trading and research. We collaborate with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on a guest speakers series featuring renowned speakers such as Peter Carr, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley with 15 years of experience in the derivatives industry, Robert Engle, 2003 Nobel Laureate, and Andrei Kirilenko, Chief Economist with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

In the CME Market Training Lab, students explore innovative trading strategies through technology that simulates trading floor dynamics. That's right, we have a virtual electronic trading floor on our campus! Our students use Standard and Poor's and other industry software that make them marketable and job ready for finance careers. 

Our curriculum goes beyond the typical classroom experience. UIC Liautaud faculty are major influencers and thought leaders in the world of finance. They bring their new knowledge and industry leaders into our classrooms with unique courses that are not found elsewhere:

- Market Microstructure and Electronic Trading

- Commodities, Energy and Related Markets

- Applied Equity Investment Management

- Islamic Banking and Finance

- Theory and Structure of Options and Futures Markets

- Meet the Exchanges

I invite you to experience our finance courses first hand. Please contact me directly to arrange a classroom visit this fall. I hope to see you on campus soon!