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Here you can learn about the Department of Finance at the University of Illinois and the path-breaking research of our faculty. Studies continually rank the Department as among the world's most productive finance research units.
The Department is also home to outstanding teachers who deliver high-quality, challenging courses. Practice and learning converge to give Illinois finance students an active, engaging educational experience - in our pioneering Master of Science in Finance program, our Masters of Financial Engineering program, our top-tier PhD program, and our nationally-ranked undergraduate curriculum.
The University of Illinois
The Finance Department is part of the College of Business, which in turn is
part of part of the University of Illinois at
Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement,
distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and
internationally renowned faculty. Illinois alumni have earned Nobel and
Pulitzer Prizes and Olympic medals, have orbited the earth, and lead
international corporations. The campus offers rich experiences beyond the
classroom, from the best performing arts to Big Ten sports.
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In the News
Tune into finance lecturer and CFA Kevin Waspi on WILL's Focus.
Kevin Waspi reveals a few money-saving tricks for summer and answers your personal finance questions.
May 5, 2013:
Chained CPI and the ups and downs of the cost of living
In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, Professor Jeffrey Brown voices his, "concerns about the adequacy of Social Security benefits for seniors at the low end of the income distribution."
April 17, 2013:
Six simple steps to pension reform
Professors Jeffrey Brown and Avijit Ghosh outline their pension reform plan in this editorial in Crain's Chicago Business.
April 9, 2013:
Money Smart Week 2012
The Department of Finance Literacy program, in partnership with the Federal Reserve
Bank of Chicago, hosts the fifth annual Video Essay Contest as a part of Money Smart Week,
April 21 through April 28, 2012.
Take a look at the Video Essays submitted by University and High School Students for Money Smart Week 2008-2011.