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Finance, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Newton, MA, United States
The PhD program in Finance at Boston College is internationally known for a rigorous curriculum that combines theory with applied research and pedagogy.
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Overview

Finance faculty at Boston College are experts in their disciplines and globally acclaimed for their scholarship, research, and mentorship. In our collegial environment, students typically collaborate with one another and with faculty to produce groundbreaking research.

The academic program begins with systematic, rigorous training in quantitative methods, economics, and finance. In addition, students complete a major research project, serve as research and teaching assistants, and write a doctoral dissertation.

Graduates of the program are leaders in the field of finance who have the knowledge and analytical skills they need to conduct research and teach at the highest level.

Accreditation

Boston College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been accredited by NEASC since 1935. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The requirements of the program of study are typically satisfied by completing 14 courses in the first two years in the program. 

In some cases, course work prior to entering the program or successful performance on waiver examinations may be substituted for required courses.

 However, each student must complete a minimum of 12 courses while in the Program.

Courses included:

  • Microeconomic Theory I
  • Investments
  • Statistics
  •  Microeconomic Theory II
  • Econometrics
  • Corporate Finance Theory
  • PhD Seminar in Corporate Finance Theory
  • PhD Seminar in Empirical Corporate Finance
  •  Ph.D. Seminar: Empirical Asset Pricing
  •  Ph.D. Seminar: Empirical Accounting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • One personal essay
  • A polished resume 
  • Transcripts from each college or university in which you were enrolled 
  • GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1744 GBP/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1744 GBP per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1744 GBP/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1744 GBP per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

The purpose of internal BC funding opportunities is to assist BC faculty members in starting a line of inquiry and in competing for external funds.Research Expense Grants (REG) help to finance the smaller expenses of doing research. The maximum for a single REG is $2,000. All tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply for these grants.Research Incentive Grants (RIG), are worth up to a total of $15,000 (including one month's summer salary). Every year at least 15 RIGs are awarded on a competitive basis. All regular, full-time, tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply for these grants.The Ignite Program helps BC researchers remain competitive by providing rapid access to funds. Awards are distributed three times per year, with 3-4 awards per cycle, up to $30,000.Research Across Departments and Schools (RADS) supports interdisciplinary research projects between faculty in different disciplines, departments, and schools across Boston College. The Vice Provost for Research (VPR) will support five projects annually for up to $50,000.

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