Ph.D. in Business Administration (Finance)

The Ph.D. in Business with a concentration in Finance prepares the next generation of financial economists with foundational knowledge and skills in the areas of asset pricing, corporate finance, insurance, and real estate. Training in research methods and statistics prepares students to create and test finance theory.

Faculty research specialties include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Financial Institutions and Banking
  • Market Structure
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Insurance
  • What can I do with a Ph.D in Business Administration (Finance)?

    The curriculum is focused on training the next generation of finance academics. However, the training is also valuable to those wishing to pursue a career in industry.

  • Is funding available?

    Doctoral students typically receive a research or teaching assistantship stipend. The stipend provides a competitive salary and a tuition waiver. Advanced students can supplement their stipend and gain valuable teaching experience by teaching a course or two during summer or winter sessions.

    The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships is available to meet with any students needing information on federal- and state-based financial aid programs. For additional information on funding for graduate students, learn what funding is available through the Graduate School as well as external funding opportunities.

  • How do I apply?

    All completed applications received by April 30 will be given full consideration. Review the admissions page for application and admission procedures.

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