Finance Programs at UT Dallas

Megan Eckert grins widely after earning her bachelor’s degree in finance.

Master the specialized training and skills for your finance career.

Finance is a growing field with a need for specialized training and skills. In this fast-paced career, you need technical and decision-making skills to gather and evaluate information in a rapidly-changing business environment.

Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in Finance?

Bachelor’s Degree Program

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Build the skills to do rigorous analysis of financial information through various courses in managerial economics and financial analysis. These skills are in high demand across the corporate world and prized in government and not-for-profit sectors.

BS in Finance

Master’s Degree Programs

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Find the finance graduate degree that matches your interests. See a brief summary of each degree or click a program below for more information.

MS in Finance MS in Finance Technology and Analytics MS in Energy Management

PhD Concentration in Finance

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Develop strong research skills that are especially relevant for students interested in an academic career. Research seminars are held weekly, and each year the finance area sponsors a speaker series to bring researchers from other universities to UT Dallas.

PhD in Management Science, Finance Concentration

Finance Area Master’s Degrees

All Finance Area master’s degrees are STEM-certified.

Master’s in Finance

The Master’s in Finance is offered for graduate students who have an interest in such areas as corporate finance, investment banking, financial analysis, private equity or real estate. Students can select alternatives designed to meet the educational requirements for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) or the CCIM designation.

MS in Finance (STEM)
MS in Finance Cohort (STEM)

Master’s in Finance Technology and Analytics

The Master’s in Finance Technology and Analytics (FTEC) is for graduate students who have an interest in financial technology (fintech) and financial data analytics.

MS in Finance Technology and Analytics (STEM)

Master’s in Energy Management

The Master’s in Energy Management is for graduate students who have an interest in such areas as energy economics and finance, operations across energy sectors and other energy issues. Students can prepare for the Energy Risk Professional (ERP) examinations.

MS in Energy Management (STEM)
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Professor Umit Gurun speaking at the 2019 Investiture Ceremony.

Finance Area Faculty

The Finance and Managerial Economics faculty bring state-of-the-art knowledge to the classroom and are actively engaged in research. Currently, they are studying:

  • Asset Pricing and investment performance
  • Financial markets
  • Corporate financing
  • The economics of intellectual property and information goods
  • Experimental and behavioral economics

Faculty research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals including: Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Portfolio Management and Journal of Derivatives.

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Student Experiences

Moiz Shad

How a CEO Pitched to Wall Street Added Value to My Degree

As part of my degree, one of the electives that I took was energy economics. We got to see different CEOs and CFOs Wall Street pitch. We got to see their whole process.

My Path To Success in MS Finance

Jiaojiao Li, Class of 2020

Looking back, the most important thing I want to share with you is: Be open-minded, reach out to veteran students, your professors, your program advisors and the Career Management Center. Be proactive.

noah harness MS finance graduate

What Does a Master’s in Finance Teach You?

Noah Harness, Class of 2020

My biggest takeaway from the MSF program is my improved knowledge of statistical and quantitative methods and their applications to solving business and financial problems.

Chunhui Jiang

A Petroleum Engineer Who Found a New Path in Energy Management

We learned from the energy management course that a lot of economic things in finance about contracts and some technologies are related to the energy industry, including the solar, wind, oil and gas — even the nuclear energy.

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Policentric Revolutionizes Democratic Participation

Kamiar Kordi hopes to revolutionize politics by increasing awareness and connection between constituents and their representatives. In his interview, Kamiar shares how UT Dallas helped him reach for success and make a change.

Nidhi Khetan MS Finance Graduate

Takeaways From the Master’s in Finance Program

Jiaojiao Li, Class of 2020

Learning from renowned professors and interacting with equally ambitious and motivated classmates from different cultural backgrounds has helped me grow holistically.

Kriti Jain

Learning From Site Visits to Solar and Coal Plants

We saw solar plants, coal plants, and we actually got lectures from people who are there inside. And you got a very good idea about how they run and a very practical approach, which was very important.

Fernanda Muñoz

Fernanda Muñoz’s Internship at Top Golf International

Fernanda Muñoz, a global business and finance student at the Jindal School of Management, accepted an internship at Top Golf International to dive into the field of finance. In this interview, Fernanda shares details of her experience, including how essential it is to network.

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Dapo Ogunfeitimi’s Summer Internship at Ernst & Young

As an accounting and finance major at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, Dapo Ogunfeitimi landed a summer internship to gain experience in the field. In this interview, Dapo doesn’t leave out any details of his summer-long experience — even if it means revealing some embarrassing information.

Hui Vivienne MS Finance Graduate

Everything I Needed From a Master’s in Finance

Hui (Vivienne) Zhi, Class of 2020

The job market in the DFW area is growing rapidly, and the area was ranked No. 1 Best City for Jobs by Forbes in 2020. The job opportunities are always out there if you are ready with the necessary skill set.

Karmani Finance Graduate

Inspired to Pursue a Second Master’s

I am an electrical engineer and worked as an assistant professor for six-plus years. While working as a professor, I felt that it is equally important to learn the business side of the industry. And that thought inspired me to pursue my second master’s in energy management.

Ankita Kapoor

Ankita’s Internship at KPMG in the Tax Department

Ankita Kapoor, a junior accounting and finance major at the Jindal School, recently interned with the tax department at KPMG, an international audit, tax and advisory company, to learn more about the work and see if it was right for her. In her interview, Ankita discusses the importance of an internship in ensuring your field is right for you before you graduate

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Finance Articles

Students talk reasons to study real estate

10 Reasons to Study Real Estate!

Working in real estate is a satisfying, enjoyable, rewarding, hands-on career option. Individuals and businesses are buying, selling and leasing property every day and they need well-educated, out-going professionals to help them meet their goals.

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Why a Global Perspective Is Important

Written by Stephen Molina

We strive to prepare our graduates to work for private energy companies and in governments to manage their assets.

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Benefits of Having Faculty With Industry Experience

Written by Stephen Molina

Texas boasts some of the largest energy-related companies in the world. The MS in Energy Management curriculum offers a practical learning component through projects developed by industry members.

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Working Full-Time While in the MS in Energy Management Program

Written by Dan Sibley

The program requires completion of 36 semester credit hours. The curriculum was designed to be completed in as little as 12 months (four courses per semester, including the summer semester).

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Disruptive Digital Technologies Drive the Need for Innovation

Recent disruptive digital innovations have changed the relative cost calculus and thus the best business structures and best business models in most industries. Digital transformation is underway, as evidenced by the findings in this article.

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Professional Development Opportunities in Energy Management

Written by Dan Sibley

The program provides professional development opportunities through the student-run clubs, the Energy Association and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and through a mentor program.

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Why Get a Master’s in Energy Management?

Written by Stephen Molina

The energy and power industries are global businesses with strategic assets in both developed and developing countries, and they require an international approach.

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Reverse Career Fairs: All you need to know

We’ve all heard about regular career fairs, where you go to meet the recruiting coordinators from different companies, but have you heard of a reverse career fair? Instead of students wandering around waiting to talk to a recruiter, it’s switched. The employers go from student to student, who put themselves on display in an effort to showcase their skills and “sell” themselves as potential employees.

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Finance Program Resources at the Jindal School

Academic Programs – Primary

The finance area offers on bachelor’s, three master’s and one PhD program.

Academic Programs – Additional

The finance area also offers accelerated pathways to adding more degrees as well as areas of concentration.

Faculty and Community Activity

Discover how finance faculty are researching, publishing, speaking and engaging in the business community.

Career and CFA Exam Prep

Find out about the career resources available to you as a finance student and learn more about the CFA exam and how the Jindal School prepares you for it.