Doctor of Philosophy

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Graduate students in finance may earn a Doctor of Philosophy in business administration. For a description of the PhD program and requirements, see the PhD in business administration in the catalog and visit the Department of Finance website.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations on the Graduate College website.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • master the core knowledge and research tools in the field of finance;
  • develop the ability to conduct independent research that constitutes significant contribution to the field of finance;
  • develop the ability to effectively communicate research ideas and outcomes; and
  • be prepared to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in finance.