The Finance concentration of the Ph.D. program in Business Administration offers an opportunity to engage in scholarly academic research in the area of modern financial economics. The Finance concentration aims at training highly motivated individuals with the modern tools of finance so that they can pursue successful careers in academia and industry.
Students are introduced to related and background areas such as Economics, Statistics, and Mathematics before entering a sequence of Finance courses. Seminars are designed to cover all aspects of Finance theory and applications. Students are expected to complete all course work and examinations within three years. During the third year they are expected to defend their dissertation proposal. Students generally graduate after 4 years.
The Finance faculty consists of research-oriented scholars, with demonstrated interest in teaching Ph.D. courses and supporting Ph.D. students in their academic work. The topics of their research interests cover a wide range of areas and expertise. Some of these areas include: Investments, Corporate Finance, Banking, Financial Institutions, International Finance, Futures, Options, Market Valuation, Commodity Markets, and Corporate Bankruptcy and Reorganization.
Finance doctoral students can use the resources of The Center for International Securities and Derivative Markets, a leading center for research in investment management, located at the School of Management.