Finance and Business Economics
The finance and business economics specialization 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. It’s suited for students who wish to pursue academic careers or research-related opportunities in the financial industry or the public sector.
Strong quantitative skills are required.
Students undertake two years of course work, followed by a set of comprehensive exams. Then they work with a faculty supervisor to develop a research topic and complete a thesis.
The experienced research faculty within DeGroote’s Finance & Business Economics area are well-equipped to supervise students working in a variety of specialties, including corporate finance, capital markets, and derivatives.
- B790 – Seminar on Management Theory
- Five Finance PhD courses:
- Five courses from the Department of Economics:
- 721 – Microeconomic theory I
- 722 – Microeconomic theory II
- 762 – Econometrics II
- Students are also required to take one additional 700-level course in business, economics or mathematics. The specific course will be determined in consultation with your supervisor.