The Department of Finance has a strong commitment to research and devotes considerable resources to training future scholars. The Ph.D. program is an integrated part of the department. We invite applicants with distinguished academic background who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching, research and/or policy positions in universities, research institutions, or government. As the faculty members are recruited internationally, the Ph.D. program welcomes applications from all countries.
The Ph.D. program is modeled on those of leading universities in the world. Students will take two years of courses offered by the Department of Finance and other related departments. After passing the qualifying exam, they begin the research stage, find advisors according to their own research interests, and start writing their Ph.D. dissertation under the guidance of the advisors. Typically, it takes four to five years to complete the program and obtain the Ph.D. degree.
In addition to rigorous course work, students benefit from the weekly seminars in which scholars from all over the world come present their most recent research. Students also have their workshop in which they present their own research work, give critical review of the work done by their fellow classmates, and sharpen their presentation skills.