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        Designed to launch your career in academia

        Our PhD in Business, Finance will sharpen your research skills and deepen your industry expertise. Through the curriculum, you will undertake an intensive study of the theory and empirical analysis of finance that focuses on investments, corporate finance, and financial institutions and markets. You’ll leave the program with research skills and teaching experience, ensuring you are confident and qualified to enter the field of academia.

        Choose your specialization

        Our PhD in Business, Finance gives you the opportunity to specialize in an area that suits your interests. We provide three specialization options:

        • Corporate finance
        • Financial institutions and markets
        • Investments


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        Apply for the PhD in Business, Finance program

        We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are hardworking and passionate about research. Begin your application today to become a student of the nationally ranked Harbert College of Business.


        Why Choose a PhD in Business from the Harbert College of Business?

        Collaborate with Well-Published Faculty

        Early in the program, you’ll partner with faculty on a joint projectgiving you substantive research experience right away and starting your journey toward making meaningful contributions to the field of finance research.

        Look Forward to Your Career

        Our PhD in Business, Finance is a new program that launched in 2014. In 2019, each graduate from our first-admitted class earned successful placement in tenure-track positions as Assistant Professors. Placements included Ryerson University in Toronto, Neoma Business School in France, Manhattan College in New York, Troy University in Alabama, and California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles.

        For information about the program and placements, please read the recent news story about our first graduating class.

        Get Involved

        The Harbert College of Business gives you the opportunity to meet other graduate students and professionalize yourself through student organizations. Learn more about the Association of Graduate Business Students.

        Program Overview


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        Expert Educators

        Meet the faculty who will guide you throughout your PhD in Business, Finance.

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        Tuition & Financial Assistance

        Find out how much it costs to earn your degree and how financial assistance can help.

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