Finance at Wharton

The World’s Powerhouse for Financial Knowledge

Wharton is known the world over as “The Finance School.” Long dominant in finance education, Wharton’s alumni, students, and faculty are taking on global financial challenges and opportunities through alternative investments, fintech, impact investing, and financial inclusion.

Finance Department

For over 120 years, Wharton’s Finance Department has remained at the forefront of finance education and research. Today, Wharton Finance offers premier courses, publishes groundbreaking research, and holds seminars and conferences around the world.

Where Heritage Meets Innovation

Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research

Advancement of quantitative finance, intersection of theory and practice, creation and dissemination of innovative knowledge

alternate investments data

Harris Family Alternative Investments Program

Global hub for the development of leading-edge research in private equity, hedge funds, and venture capital

Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research

One of the oldest U.S. financial research centers, promoting innovative empirical and theoretical research in financial economics

Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance

Explores fintech—the intersection of technology and finance

Academic Programs in Finance at Wharton

Different Course Offerings
Standing Faculty
Students with a Finance Major or Concentration

“Wharton’s emphasis on rigor and quantitative objective analysis is balanced against the importance of practical application. Everything we do has a reason, and that reason stems from problems that executives face in their jobs every day.”

Prof. Michael Roberts

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Learn finance from Wharton experts through online and executive courses.

Advanced Finance Program

Exclusive, tailored learning journey taught by the same Wharton faculty who teach in our top-ranked MBA program
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Fundamentals of Quantitative ModelingBusiness Finance Modeling

 Gain the key ideas and process of quantitative modeling so that you can begin to create your own models for your own business or enterprise.

Books, Analysis, and Podcasts

Finance and Investing in Action

“At Cypher, we are always on the cutting edge of what’s happening, and that’s what continues to enable us to stay ahead.” – Sarah Hammer, Esq., Founder and Executive Director of Wharton’s Cypher Accelerator

Wharton’s Cypher Accelerator is at the Forefront of FinTech

“This is the kind of program you would never get to do on your own. I learned about leadership and teamwork from some of the most courageous people in the world.” – Siddhant Jain Jaiswal, WG’24

EMBA Student Shares His FDNY Wharton Leadership Venture Experience

“What I most enjoyed about meeting Wharton students in my first formal visit to the School was the chance to learn first-hand about the focus on innovative teaching at Wharton, and how that has enhanced their experience inside the classroom and out of it. Dean James’ leadership through the Wharton Way builds on the legacy of the world’s premiere business school by advancing pedagogy to ensure the very best possible preparation for our next generation of business and civic leaders.” – Liz Magill, President of the University of Pennsylvania

President Liz Magill, Dean Erika James, and Wharton’s Future of Pedagogy

“While this program is a challenge, it’s also a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll make lifelong friends, join the world’s largest business school alumni network, and learn more than you thought possible.” – Maria Devassy, WG’23

How This Tech Industry Expert Found Value in Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives