MIT, Wharton, Columbia, New York, and MIT.  These are just a few of the top MBA in Finance programs around the country.

While I wasn’t interested in attending these programs, I did have interest in what the students were reading and/or the books recommended by their faculty.

While searching for the best books for MBA in Finance students, I found the below four reading lists.

Let’s get to the lists.

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Wharton Investment Management Fund Club

The list of suggested books for members of the Wharton Investment Management Fund Club, which consists of MBA students who manage $2,000,000 for the school are:

General Investing

Hedge Fund Investing

Portfolio Management

The Heilbrum Center for Graham & Dodd Investing Program | Best Books for MBA Finance Students

Columbia Business School, which includes famous alumni such as Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham, has a specific program for value investing. The below are the recommended books for students of the program.

Warren Buffett

Benjamin Graham

Value Managers

Statistical Topics

Other Books

New York University’s Global Value Investing Course Required Readings

The course is taught by James Rosenwald III. Rosenwald is  co-founder and managing partner of Dalton Investments LLC.

Below are the books taken from the required readings section.

  1. Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Letters
  2. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
  3. Margin of Safety  by Seth A. Klarman,
  4. A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Best and Latest Advice Money Can Buy by Burton G. Malkiel
  5. The Craft of Investing by John Train
  6. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay,
  7. Third Avenue Value Fund Letters
  8. You Can be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt,

MIT OpenCourseware Finance Reading List

While not an MBA in Finance program, the below is another list I found for finance students.