The doctoral program in finance will prepare you to do world-class finance research and enable you to secure a university faculty position.
- Two years of doctoral coursework, which includes:
- 18 credit hours of finance doctoral courses:
- 9 credit hours of methods/analysis course (e.g., econometrics, statistics, etc.)
- 9 to 15 credit hours of a minor, such as economics, accounting, math, etc.
- A summer literature review on a finance topic of your choice
- A comprehensive exam on the finance doctoral courses
- An original research paper, which is developed over four months and presented to all of the finance department faculty
- A dissertation proposal, which is typically three research essays within an overall theme
- A completed dissertation, which is defended to a faculty committee
- A job market search to find a new faculty member position, which includes:
- Interviews at both the American Finance Association conference and at Financial Management Association conference
- Travel to various universities to present your job market research paper and visit with many of their faculty members
- Review of job offers and a decision on which one to accept