Program Description

StudentThe Ph.D. in Management with a Major in Finance offered by The University of Arizona is designed to lead to a career of scholarly research and teaching in finance. Finance is a growing and exciting area, with a myriad of opportunities for research.

Only a small number of Ph.D. students are admitted each year, enabling students to work closely with faculty members. Students obtain research experience through joint projects with faculty.

Five Years of Study

The duration of the program is typically five years, depending on an individual's background and his/her progress. The first two years of the program are dedicated to coursework. During this time, students should be starting to formulate research projects of their own, and should demonstrate their research skills by presenting a research proposal to the faculty in the summer after their second year.

The emphasis during the third and fourth years of the program is on conducting research, writing a dissertation, and coursework in a more narrow area of interest. The dissertation must demonstrate to the faculty the student's ability to produce advanced research in finance.


Admission to the Doctoral Study Program depends on the student's ability to complete the program as evidenced by his/her undergraduate record, GMAT and/or GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. Research and teaching assistantships, which provide a stipend to help defray the student's expenses, are available and are awarded by the Department.

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