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Finance

The Department of Finance at the George Washington University is reputed as one of the finest centers for academic research and learning in its field. The department's areas of expertise include Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Futures, Modeling, Options, Risk Management, Real Estate and Securities Regulation.

Faculty Advisors:

  • Corporate: Oya Altinkilic, oaltin@gwu.edu, 202-994-6763
  • Investments: Alexandre M. Baptista, alexbapt@gwu.edu, 202-994-3309
  • Real Estate: Min Hwang, min@gwu.edu, 202-994-9465
  • Recommended tracks

    Corporate Finance
    • FINA 6221: Financial Theory and Corporate Policy (3 credit hours)
    • FINA 6222: Capital Formation (possibly split into two 1.5 credit hour courses)
    • FINA 6223: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (3 credit hours)
    • FINA 6224: Case Studies in Finance (3 credit hours)
    • FINA 6234: New Venture Financing (3 credit hours)
    Investment
    • FINA 6223: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (3 credit hours)
    • FINA 6224: Case Studies in Finance (3 credit hours)
    • FINA 6239: Applied Portfolio Management (3 credit hours)
    • FINA 6290: Options Trading (1.5 credit hours)
    • FINA 6290: Options Valuation (1.5 credit hours)
    • FINA 6290: Financial Regulation and the Financial Crisis (3 credit hours)
    Real Estate
    • FINA 6222: Capital Formation (possibly split into two 1.5 credit hour courses)
    • FINA 6240: Real Estate Development (3 credit hours)
    • FINA 6241: Financing Real Estate Development (3 credit hours)
    • FINA 6242: Problems in Real Estate Valuations (3 credit hours)
    • FINA 6248: Real Estate Development Cases (3 credit hours)
    • FINA 6290: Real Estate Law (3 credit hours)
    Other Courses
    • FINA 6237: Personal Financial Advising (3 credit hours)
    • FINA 6290: History of Finance (1.5 credit hours)
    • FINA 6235: Futures Markets: Trading and Hedging (3 credit hours)

    Job opportunities

    • Investment Banking (Wall Street)
    • Corporate Finance
    • US Government Agencies
    • GAO
    • Department of Interior
    • Regional Offices of FBR, Riggs, BB&T, etc.
    • World Bank Group
    • Corporate Finance (Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price)
    • Commercial Banking (BB&T, Bank of America)
    • Asset Management (Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab)

    Recent Placements

    • Friedman, Billings & Ramsey
    • World Bank Group
    • BB&T
    • Capital One
    • Time Warner
    • Ferris Baker Watts
    • Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae
    • NASD
    • GAO
    • Dept of Commerce
    • Samsung
    • Nextel