Finance Specialization - PhD in Management


In this specialization, you can develop and use financial models and theoretical tools to help gain an understanding of some of the most challenging national and international financial problems. You can pursue original research and advanced knowledge in areas such as corporate finance and financial management. You will also have an opportunity to analyze case studies, incorporate principles of social and behavioral research, and expand your expertise in financial theories, systems, and practices. This specialization can help prepare you for a career in private industry, international agencies, consulting, or collegiate teaching.

Completion Requirements

  • 86 total quarter credits 
    • Core courses (20 cr.)
    • Foundation research course sequence (15 cr.)
    • Advanced research course sequence (5 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (20 cr.)
    • Proposal, dissertation, and oral presentation (26 cr.) 
  • 4 PhD residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days

The majority of our students take over 2 years to complete their doctoral study or dissertation.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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