Finance Graduate Concentration

for the Finance Concentration

chair of department: Louis Chan

director of graduate studies: Martin Widdicks (MSF); George Pennacchi (PhD)


department website:

overview of grad college admissions & requirements:

college website:

department office: 340 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 244-2239

The Finance Concentration is available for the Accountancy, MAS

Graduate Degree Programs in Finance


Financial Engineering, MS (administered by Finance and Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering)

Finance, MS

optional concentrations for the Finance, MS: Accountancy, Business & Public Policy, Corporate Governance & International Business, Data Analytics in Finance, Information Technology & Control

Finance, PhD




Data Analytics in Finance


Business & Public Policy

Real Estate


This concentration is available to students enrolled in the Master of Accounting Science and Master of Science in Accounting programs. Students in the MAS or MSA programs who are interested in the concentration should consult with their program advisor to determine if the concentration is appropriate. Students may also email for more information.

for the degree of Master of Accounting Science in Accountancy, Finance Concentration

The Finance Concentration is available for the Accountancy, MAS

Finance Concentration Requirements

FIN 511Investments4
FIN 512Financial Derivatives4
FIN 521Advanced Corporate Finance4
Total Hours12

Other Requirements

In addition to the concentration requirements, students must also complete the requirements of their MAS degree.