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Finance, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #189 (QS) , TX,
Our PhD in Business Administration - Finance program provides rigorous coursework and research activities for an in-depth understanding of the theoretical, conceptual, and managerial foundations of finance.

About

The Ph.D. in Business Administration degree with finance as a major field of study brings the Ph.D. student to the leading edge of knowledge in the field. Rigorous course work and research activities provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the theoretical, conceptual and managerial foundations of finance. The program has three primary objectives:

  • Developing advanced competencies for conducting quality research, directing research of others and communicating research findings through teaching and writing
  • Preparing candidates for the varied responsibilities of academic careers or for positions requiring similar research and analytical skills
  • Providing candidates with the tools needed to publish their research in top-tier finance academic journals

The Mays doctoral degree gives the candidate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the professional field and training in methods of research. The final basis for granting the degree is the candidate’s grasp of the subject matter of a broad field of study and a demonstrated ability to do independent research that makes a significant contribution to the body of knowledge. 

In addition, the candidate must acquire the ability to express thoughts clearly and forcefully both orally and in writing. The degree is not granted solely for the completion of course work, residence and technical requirements, although these must be met. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Microecon I
  • Econometrics 
  • Finance Doctoral Seminar
  • Microecon II

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

  • 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

Application Requirements 

  • Application fee paid online by credit card
  • Essay/Personal statement question(s).
  • Scanned transcripts (.pdf) from each senior-level post secondary institution for the review process.
  • Professional resume.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15312 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    30624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15312 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    13596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6798 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for College Station

  • 964 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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