Finance is the study of how economic resources are channeled through time, across business activities, and around the globe to help individuals and institutions manage their affairs more effectively. Finance has become the universal language of commerce—cutting across industries, countries, and circumstances—and is now an indispensable tool for fueling innovation and economic growth, planning for retirement, and managing risk. If used improperly, finance can also be a source of misaligned incentives and systemic risk; hence the stakes have never been higher.
The MIT Sloan Finance Group is dedicated to conducting rigorous and relevant research in finance, educating a broad range of students and executives in the latest financial models and methods, and advising regulators and policymakers on finance-related policy issues. With 19 full-time tenure-track and 16 affiliated faculty, the MIT Sloan Finance Group covers a broad range of research interests including corporate finance, consumer finance, risk management, international finance, derivative securities, financial engineering, asset management, and behavioral finance. Educational programs include the MBA Finance Track, the Master of Finance, and the Finance PhD program, while the Laboratory for Financial Engineering, the Center for Finance and Policy, and the MIT Sloan Trading Room provide opportunities for faculty and students to engage in joint research and teaching activities.
Through innovative academic programs, a wide selection of course offerings, and groundbreaking research, the MIT Sloan Finance Group is committed to its role as a world leader in financial thought and education.
Focus On: Stewart C. Myers’ 50th Year at MIT
This year marks Professor Stewart C. Myers’ 50th at MIT. On April 29th, the MIT Sloan Finance Group held a Fireside Chat to honor his long-standing contributions to the field of finance. The event brought together his friends and collaborators from academia and practice to highlight his role in shaping the field and the implications for the future of corporate finance.
- MIT Center for Finance and Policy renamed in recognition of a major gift from alumnus Bennett W. Golub
- Haoxiang Zhu: Voted in 2016 Best 40 Under 40 Professors by Poets & Quants
- MIT Impact Investing Initiative takes grand prize at the MIINT competition
- Doctoral candidate Richard Thakor earns top honor at annual thesis forum
- Xavier Giroud: Do venture capitalists matter?