Liautaud Finance in the Heart of Chicago

With finance manager just ranked one of the Top 25 Best Jobs for 2016 by Glassdoor, what better time to advance your skills in finance. The UIC Business finance department is ranked in the Top 25 by US News & World Report, and it offers a research-based, real-world infused Master of Finance degree. The MSF is a quicker degree than the MBA - 32 credit hours in as little as a year of study - designed to help students make a quick turn in their career and get the expertise necessary for advancing in the world of finance.

Technology has indelibly changed finance (read Professor Dale Rosenthal discussing this with efinancial careers). UIC Liautaud is responding to demand for new skills in financial management, analysis, trading, banking and regulation. The Liautaud MSF pairs training in the newest industry technology with research and application involving the foundational concepts in the field. In our MSF, you will:

  • learn to analyze corporate finance structures and strategies
  • practice portfolio analysis and gain experience with different securities
  • build a firm foundation in the theoretical underpinnings of finance
  • apply research and theory to decision-making in a dynamic global market

UIC Liautaud is also acutely aware of its surroundings. Chicago is one of the world’s most competitive financial markets; in the Liautuad MSF, students are trained in the  CME Group Training Lab, and enroll in coursework such as FIN 516, an Options and Futures course, and FIN 594, a securities course focused on high-frequency trading. UIC Business is also home to the International Center on Futures and Derivatives, a finance research and education center run by core MSF faculty.