Ph.D. On Campus


University of California, Riverside

60 months
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University of California, Riverside’s PH.D. in Finance provides students with a solid foundation in the theoretical and empirical tools of finance. The goal of the program is to prepare students for careers that focus on research in asset pricing and corporate finance. 


Because finance research draws heavily on the discipline of economics and requires extensive training in quantitative methods, students in the Finance program from University of California, Riverside are required to study microeconomics and econometrics in addition to taking seminars in the field of finance.

Key Features 

  • After completing coursework and passing the comprehensive exam, students are required to produce a dissertation containing original research. 
  • A large portion of their time in the program will be devoted to this research and to communicating their research findings to others in written and spoken English. 
  • Students will complete this work under the close guidance of the finance area faculty, who are among the world’s leading scholars in finance. For additional information on the faculty members, please see the finance area faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Empirical Methods in Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Asset Pricing Theory
  • Empirical Methods in Finance Research
  • Corporate Finance Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admissions applicants are expected to have completed a bachelor’s degree at a four-year accredited college or university and to have attained an undergraduate academic record that satisfies the standards established by the Graduate Division of University of California, Riverside. 
  • In addition to the following requirements, all applicants must meet the general requirements as set forth in the Graduate Studies section of the General Catalog.

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