48 months
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The Finance programme from Deakin University is supported by experienced researchers with an excellent track record of publishing in top journals in the discipline.   

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The Finance programme from Deakin University is designed to prepare PhD students for successful careers in academia, industry, or government. Students complete four coursework units in their first year of study.

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As part of the Business School’s commitment to the recruitment of world-class researchers, the department has hired academics who hold a PhD degree from renowned universities, including University of Washington at St. Louis, University of Michigan, University of California, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and Hong Kong University. The department has also recently hired Tarun Chordia (Emory University) as a Professorial Research Fellow.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Corporate Finance
  • Empirical Research Methods 
  • Empirical Methods in Corporate Finance  
  • Empirical Asset Pricing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry to Deakin Business School and Deakin Law School PhD program is based on a demonstrated capacity to undertake significant independent research at a very high standard in the proposed field of study. Applicants applying to undertake a PhD must:

  • Meet Deakin University’s English language requirements; and
  • Have completed an appropriate qualification in a relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution at the standard specified.
  • Your latest qualification (Masters/Honours) should not be more than 5 years old, or you should provide an additional portfolio of evidence of equivalent research or professional experience and outputs from the last five years
  • You should have at least 2 research methods units in your prior studies
CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B   

Living costs for Geelong

1000 - 2000 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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