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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.
Our PhD in Business, Finance gives you the opportunity to specialize in an area that suits your interests. We provide three specialization options:
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.Apply
Early in the program, you’ll partner with faculty on a joint project—giving you substantive research experience right away and starting your journey toward making meaningful contributions to the field of finance research.
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.
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.