PhD in Management—Finance

The PhD in Finance curriculum encompasses economic and financial theory, econometrics and empirical methods. The objective is to develop a broad understanding of current research in finance, with an in-depth knowledge of the latest analytical techniques. The program prepares graduates for an academic career and the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the body of knowledge for financial economics.

We seek students for the PhD Program in Finance who have a minimum of one year of graduate training in economics, statistics, finance or other quantitative disciplines and who have also had rigorous mathematical training in matrix algebra, real analysis, probability, mathematical statistics and differential equations. Individuals admitted to the program are generally offered fellowships for up to four years, conditional on their continued good standing in the program.

The internationally recognized Finance faculty at Owen is actively engaged in a broad array of research activities. Faculty research interests include corporate finance; futures, options and other derivatives; financial accounting; financial markets and institutions; market microstructure; international finance; and econometric applications in finance. While at Owen, PhD students work closely with a faculty advisor having similar research interests.

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