The Texas McComb’s doctoral program in Finance prepares students for careers in research and teaching at the world’s leading academic finance departments.
The doctoral program provides an opportunity for specialized study in one or more of the following areas: corporate finance, investments, financial intermediaries, international finance and real estate.
The core of the program consists of a set of courses required of all students. This is supplemented with special courses and electives. In addition, students are required to become competent in two minor fields. Typically students choose economics, statistics, or mathematics, as these provide skills important to financial research.
The department typically produces a number of papers and books in an academic year, and faculty present papers at national meetings of the American Finance Association, European Finance Association, Western Finance Association, the Financial Management Association and the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. Many faculty members serve on the editorial boards of academic journals.
The demand for skilled educators is strong, and doctoral graduates in finance from The University of Texas at Austin have enjoyed considerable placement success over the years.
If you aspire to a career as a financial educator and researcher, a doctoral degree from the Texas McCombs Department of Finance will give you the foundation for success.
Our application deadline for Finance is January 15th.
Areas of Specialization
The doctoral program in Finance provides an opportunity for specialized study in one or more of the following areas:
Preparation and Qualifications
The Texas McCombs Finance doctoral program assumes that students have a taken advanced courses to establish a reasonable mathematical, statistics and economics background. Adequate computer programming skills are necessary in coursework.
Prospective applicants are required to hold a four-year bachelor’s degree (does not require a formal degree in the area of study) or equivalent prior to starting the program.
See Admissions for further information.
We prepare you to become an intellectual leader. The primary goal of the Texas McCombs Ph.D. program is to prepare students for exceptional academic careers. Over the last five years, McCombs Finance Ph.D. alumni have gone on to excel at:
|Xuewei (Erica) Jiang
|University of Southern California
|Colorado State University
||City University of Hong Kong
|Amin Shams Moorkani
||Ohio State University
||University of Minnesota
||Nanyang Technological University
||University of Houston
||Norwegian Business School
||University of Utah
|Ben Miao Zhang
||University of Southern California
||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
||University of Arizona
Current Students and Job Market Candidates
Yingfan Linda Du
Lydia (Zijin) Fu
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Are You Ready to Change the World?
Texas McCombs Doctoral Program is seeking individuals who are interested in transforming the global marketplace. Are you one of these future thought leaders?