The PhD field in Finance is designed for highly-motivated and academically strong students with a solid Master’s level training in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or related subjects who wish to pursue academic careers or research-related opportunities in the financial industry or the public sector.
Strong quantitative skills are required. PhD students undertake two years of course work, followed by a set of comprehensive exams. They then work with a faculty supervisor to develop a research topic and complete a thesis.
The experienced research faculty within the Finance & Business Economics Area are well-equipped to supervise students working in a variety of specialties, including corporate finance, capital markets and derivatives.