• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Ph.D. program combines UCR's tradition as a major research university with the School of Business expertese in leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship in Inland Southern California. 

UCR School of Business is located in a living laboratory -- one of the fastest growing regions in California at the nexus of international trade and commerce, the perfect environment to research and explore business in today's complex marketplace. The Ph.D. program trains graduate students in the design and execution of original research in its areas of concentration.  

Goals

The goal of the Finance program at the University of California, Riverside 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 program are required to study microeconomics and econometrics in addition to taking seminars in the field of finance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution. The degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent in subject matter and scholarship to that offered by the University of California. 
  • All applications are initially reviewed by the graduate program before a recommendation is submitted to the Graduate Division for final approval. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3814 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    3814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3814 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Riverside

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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