Department of Finance | College of Business | SIU

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People from all over the world are drawn to the Ph.D. program in Business Administration because it prepares students for teaching and research opportunities.  

GARY N. PARRISH LECTURE SERIESDepartment of Finance | College of Business | SIUUNPARALLELED ACCESSDepartment of Finance | College of Business | SIU

Department of Finance

Our students get unparalleled hands-on experience to prepare them for careers in the fascinating world of finance. At our Burnell D. Kraft Trading Room you will experience real-time technologically advanced simulation of commodities and financial trading. We have twelve Bloomberg terminals, giving our business students access to up-to-the second news and financial information.

And that's not all. The Saluki Student Investment Fund (SSIF) gives our undergraduate students hands-on experience in portfolio management and investment research. You can actually be part of a real investment group, helping manage investment decisions for a SIU Foundation portfolio currently worth over $2.3 million.

Accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International puts us among the top five percent of business school in the world. It's proof of the high standards we have for faculty, curriculum and career opportunities. The Financial Management journal ranks our Finance Department in the top 5.6 percent of all research universities in the world in terms of productivity as well. We are a nationally ranked research university with innovative learning and research opportunities.