Finance Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School's Policy Guide.


Courses Units
Major Field
FINC 485-1,2,3 Asset Pricing 3
FINC 486-1,2,3 Corporate Finance 3
ECON 411-1,2,3 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 410-1,2,3 Microeconomics 3
ECON 480-1,2,3 Introduction to Econometrics 3
Total required units: 15

Other PhD Degree Requirements

  • Examinations: preliminary written exam on microeconomics and econometrics in summer before start of second year; preliminary written exam on finance in summer before start of third year; oral qualifying examination, at which time formal dissertation proposal presented
  • Research/Projects: presentation of current research during PhD student seminars; research paper completed during summer following second year
  • PhD Dissertation: original and significant research; topic should be selected in second year or beginning of third year, in collaboration with the advisor or advisors; presentation of preliminary results at department seminar during third year
  • Final Evaluations: final examination on dissertation