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Faculty members in the finance group at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business received their doctorates from leading research universities such as Cornell, Emory, Georgia, Harvard, Iowa, Ohio State, LBS, Princeton, Rochester, Stanford, Washington (St Louis), Tilburg, and UT-Austin, among others. They have published actively in prestigious finance journals. From 2004 to 2016, they published 48 articles in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. This ranks SMU 42nd worldwide, 2nd in Asia, and 1st in Singapore according to the ASU finance rankings.

The finance group offers both undergraduate and graduate courses in corporate finance, investments, banking, and finance analytics. Courses offered include Analysis of Equity Investments, Analysis of Fixed Income Securities, Analysis of Derivative Securities, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Financial Innovation, International Finance, Investment Banking, Portfolio Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Wealth Management. Our BBM (Finance), MSc in Applied Finance (MAF) and MSc in Wealth Management (MWM) degrees have achieved CFA Program Partner status. We are also one of the qualified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association Academic Partners. In addition, our MWM has been recognised as one of the top three finance Masters programmes in the world by the Financial Times (FT) Masters in Finance Post-experience Ranking 2017, and the MAF program is ranked 4th among Asian business schools and 44th in the world in the FT Masters in Finance Pre-experience Ranking 2017.

The group hosts an annual summer research camp, an active research seminar series, and visits by distinguished finance scholars from leading research universities. The finance group also has a PhD program with high quality students and good recent placements.

Last updated on 15 Nov 2017 .