Become fluent in the language of business
A degree in finance from Notre Dame provides you with the educational foundation to pursue a number of career paths—from investment banking and money management to corporate finance and insurance and real estate.
As a student in the finance program, you’ll have access to the Mendoza College of Business’ nationally recognized faculty, a perennially ranked academic program (No. 15 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report) and peers that are second to none—all on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses.
An educational environment defined by collaboration
The environment of some of the top-ranked finance departments in the country can be ultra-competitive. Not so at Mendoza. Many finance students cite the close relationships they form with classmates as one of the most valuable components of their Notre Dame experience. In addition to benefiting from the diverse perspectives your peers bring to the classroom, you’ll graduate with a built-in professional network that looks out for one another.
A curriculum as wide as it is deep
By studying everything from mergers and acquisitions to corporate financial analysis and reporting, you will be equipped to ethically address any challenge you and your company face.
Don’t just learn finance, experience it
And don’t just experience finance—experience it in London. Through Emerging Markets Investing, you can travel to London to analyze emerging market economies, and economies in transition. Or you can spend your spring break earning credit through the International Portfolio Management Practicum, which gives you the opportunity to spend an intensive week of real-world interaction with a leading investment management firm.
You don’t have to navigate your career alone
Your career preparation as a finance student at Notre Dame begins long before you have a degree in hand—and it’s far from a solo endeavor. Starting your first year on campus, you can take advantage of the robust career development resources available to students, including:
From mock interviews and résumé-writing assistance to access to corporate recruiters and job fairs, the Career Center can help you prepare to apply to graduate schools or assist with a full-time job search.
Interact with corporate representatives through hundreds of on-campus touch points each year, or engage with the IDEA Center at Innovation Park, where aspiring entrepreneurs, faculty, students and industry experts collaborate.
- Bank of America
- Ford Motor Company
- Merrill Lynch
- Proctor & Gamble
- Walt Disney
‘Finance’ and ‘fun’ aren’t mutually exclusive
While your education will be rigorous, there will also be plenty of opportunities to take advantage of Notre Dame’s legendary student experience. For example, you might:
- Join one of six finance-related student clubs and associations at Notre Dame, including:
- Serve through the Center for Social Concerns (more than 80 percent of undergrads serve)
- Attend Football Saturdays and take part in a number of Notre Dame traditions
What You’ll Learn
A curriculum worth the investment
Through classes like Investment Theory, Corporate Financial Reporting and Managerial Economics, you’ll be equipped with the skills to make the firms you serve more effective and efficient—and to do so through an ethical framework that advances the greater good.
Finance faculty conducts internal seminars named Clark Lecture Series, where guest lecturers address relevant topics in the world of finance. Recent presentations have touched on everything from banker compensation to the impact of labor obligations on credit markets to credit allocation under economic stimulus.
The Opus Real Estate Program
10 years. 2,731 students. Countless communities changed
Through the Opus Real Estate Program at Notre Dame, you’ll have the chance to:
- Learn about land use policy and practice, real estate investment and capital markets
- Intern with companies like State Farm, Thomson Reuters and Shopoff Realty Investments
- Attend the Annual Real Estate Table, where professionals from companies like Fifth Third Bank, Pine Tree Commercial Real Estate and Oak Street Real Estate Capital actively recruit Notre Dame graduates
- Participate in the Indiana Chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members conference, which attracts more than 80 top real estate practitioners each year
Undergraduate Minor in Real Estate
From investing in tangible assets and developing neighborhoods, to constructing buildings and fighting homelessness— real estate touches everyone. As an applied field of study, real estate leverages various disciplines, including accounting, architecture, engineering, economics, finance, and law.
- Open to all Notre Dame undergraduate students
- 15-Credit Hours
- Learn the fundamental aspects of real estate, gain exposure to a wide range of career paths, and network with industry professionals.
- Creates career opportunities in fields such as real estate investment, development, brokerage, construction, or other related professional fields.
Professor and William and Cassie Daley Department Chair
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Shane Corwin is a Professor and the William and Cassie Daley Department Chair in the Department of Finance. He served as the inaugural Faculty Director of the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing from 2015-2020 and as the Institute’s Research Director from 2020-2022. He received a B.S. and an MBA from Mankato State University and a Ph.D. in Finance from The Ohio State University. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia prior to joining the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 2000.
Shane teaches applied investment management (AIM), security analysis, and investments at the undergraduate, graduate, and exec level. He has received several teaching awards at Notre Dame, including the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2013, 2022), the Chicago EMBA Professor of the Year Award (2008, 2022), the South Bend EMBA Professor of the Year Award (2022), the BP Outstanding Teacher Award (2006), and the Kaneb Teaching Award (2005).
Shane’s research focuses on security market design and investment banking. He has published articles in numerous finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial Markets, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Financial Management. In recent articles, he has studied the role of limited attention in securities trading, the measurement of transaction costs, conflicts of interest related to maker-taker fees on U.S. stock exchanges. He has also served as a member of the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board and has been awarded research grants from the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, Morgan Stanley, and the Q-Group.
Shane enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and their four children, Meghan, Jacob, Paige, and Kaitlyn.
Assistant Department Chair and Assistant Teaching Professor
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Jason Reed is an assistant teaching professor, assistant department chair, and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Finance. Reed’s research focuses on the integration of behavioral economics in the field of macroeconomics and finance; his dissertation topic was “Mean-Square Stability and Adaptive Learning in Macroeconomic Models.” Honors and distinctions include the James Dincolo Outstanding Undergraduate Finance Professor (2018), GEOC Excellence in Teaching Award (2014), Lawrence Technical University Outstanding Instructor Award (2013), and Department of Economics Mendelson Award for Outstanding dissertation (2015). Reed teaches microeconomics and managerial economics to both undergraduate and graduate students in the Mendoza College of Business.
Reed earned a B.A. in art and design, as well as a B.S. in economics from Grand Valley State University. He earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Wayne State University. Outside of the classroom, he is an avid traveler and still finds time to oil paint.
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