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    “Highly regarded by our peers, the PhD major in finance is
     distinguished by its emphasis on relevance and academic rigor.
     We provide our PhD students with in-depth and individualized
     training to prepare them to become productive scholars and
     excellent teachers.”

     Kee H. Chung   

     Department Chair, Louis M. Jacobs Professor of
     Financial Planning and Control
     Department of Finance and Managerial Economics

The PhD major in finance provides students with effective and efficient education and training that will enable them to successfully pursue academic or professional careers associated with the financial management of corporations and financial institutions.

Using the economics of uncertainty as applied to financial decisions and a wide range of statistical tools, researchers in finance study three basic areas:

Work alongside leading researchers

You will work with finance faculty members who are committed scholars, nationally known for their research achievements. They are actively engaged with their students, often working jointly with students on various research projects. In addition, our faculty:

The Academy of Management Journal ranks our faculty as among the most productive, nationwide, in the creation of real-world research. Faculty research interests in finance include:

Land a Position at a Leading University

Our finance graduates accept positions at major universities throughout the U.S. and the world, as well as at leading consulting and research firms. Our placements include:

For more information about the particular research efforts of our finance faculty, visit our faculty profiles. For degree requirements, consult the latest PhD handbook. If you wish to speak to a faculty member directly, you may do so by contacting Cristian Tiu, PhD.

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Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341

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