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The LSU Department of Finance prepares students to apply financial acumen and analytical skills to thrive in different markets, adapt to evolving business models, and deliver strategic value to an organization. Students have the opportunity to focus on asset management, commercial banking, investment banking/corporate finance, and commercial real estate. Bottom Line: These skills will prepare you for a successful career in the fast-paced world of finance.
Explore Our Finance Degree Programs
The Bachelor of Science in Finance program provides students with an overview of the basic theory and practice of finance with the opportunity to concentrate learning on one of four areas of study.
The Master of Science in Finance program gives students a deeper understanding of specific financial areas such as investments, corporate finance, and financial markets or institutions.
A PhD is the mark of highest achievement in academic study. Our program is designed to produce scholars who conduct top-tier, original research that significantly contributes to knowledge within the finance discipline.
The Department of Finance faculty develop ground-breaking theories in finance scholarship and bring their expertise to the classroom and beyond. Explore our thought leadership efforts in banking, capital structure, credit ratings, consumption-based asset pricing, financial innovation, indexing, institutional investors, risk management, and more.
Our internationally recognized faculty are leaders in their fields and are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and real-world experience with their students. The Department of Finance faculty are actively engaged and accessible to ensure they develop their students into future finance industry leaders.
CFA® University Affiliation
The E. J. Ourso College of Business has a CFA® University Affiliation from the CFA Institute, a global association for investment professionals that awards the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. The CFA affiliates with globally diverse, high-profile institutions that cover a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and embrace the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct in their degree programs.
CFA University Affiliation recognition provides a signal to potential students, current students, and the marketplace that the E. J. Ourso College's curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams.