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Doctor of Philosophy in Business with a Specialization in Finance


Students specializing in Finance may focus their research on corporate finance, corporate control, asset pricing, portfolio theory, derivatives, market microstructure, behavioral finance, financial institutions, international finance, or valuation.

Program Requirements


Normally, all students should complete 36 units during the first two years of study.

Elective courses (6 units)


At least two graduate-level courses in finance, management science, or economics with the approval of the supervisor.

Cognate discipline courses (18 units)


Finance students must complete courses in two additional cognate areas chosen from the following: statistics/econometrics, economics, accounting, or other supporting courses with the approval of the supervisor.

Statistics/Econometrics (9 units):


Any three of:

Accounting (9 units):


Students can substitute other graduate courses with the approval of the supervisor.

Thesis


Registration in 900-level THES
Students must present and defend a thesis embodying the results of their research according to FGSR regulations.

Comprehensive and Candidacy Exams


All students are required to complete comprehensive and candidacy exams. Comprehensive examinations must be successfully completed within the first 24 months; students are eligible to write the comprehensive exam for their specialization after completing the course requirements. Departments within the Faculty of Business are responsible for administering the comprehensive examinations for students in their specializations. [See Regulations of FGSR>Doctoral Degrees>Program Requirements ]

Length of Program


The program is full-time; candidates are expected to complete the required coursework and comprehensive exams in the first two years, normally followed by at least two years to complete the PhD thesis.

The maximum time to completion as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.