The doctoral program in finance at the Eller College of Management prepares its graduates primarily for careers as university professors, with research agendas in corporate finance, investments and financial institutions. The faculty members, with degrees from internationally recognized universities, conduct research in these areas.
Finance Ph.D. Student Studies
A set of economics and finance courses is required of all students, regardless of which areas of concentration they choose. This is supplemented with special courses and electives.
In addition, students are required to become competent in economics and econometrics and pass the requirements for a minor in economics.
Students have opportunities to work with faculty through small classes and ongoing research projects to develop the methodological and analytical tools needed for research and teaching. Meet our current students on our website.
Finance Ph.D. applicants
The UA Finance Department seeks to admit highly qualified, motivated and quantitatively-skilled students interested in pursuing independent research projects.
Ph.D. Minor in Finance
As a student earning a Ph.D. in a department other than Finance, including one outside the Eller School of Management, you may apply to earn a minor in Finance. Learn more about the requirements here.
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