Ph.D. On Campus


University of Alberta

48 months
9250 CAD/year
5635 CAD/year
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Finance is the branch of economics that deals with capital markets. Possible specializations within finance include corporate finance, corporate control, asset pricing, portfolio theory, derivatives, market microstructure, behavioural finance, financial institutions, international finance, and valuation.


The study of finance focuses on the basic principles of the business world in general and addresses the ways in which individuals, business entities and other organizations allot resources over time. An applied branch of economics dealing with the problems of allocating financial resources (with particular attention given to the art of decision-making under conditions of uncertainty), finance is closely allied with the liability side of an organization's balance sheet.

The programme

Business statistics is a field of study characterized by the use of mathematical and computer models for decision-making. Using tools and techniques from the fields of management, mathematics, information technology, engineering and psychology, it is applied in virtually all areas of business and government. 

Business statistics increases the extent to which statistical thinking is embedded in management philosophy. As statistics become more important in a wide variety of today's business decisions (from planning and interpreting market research and economic data to developing work volume forecasts), such knowledge can play a key role in informing, monitoring and helping the decision-making process.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Econometrics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Multivariate Data Analysis 
  • Applied Business Analysis of Time Series and Panel Data

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

Admissions to the Business PhD program are based on the following criteria

  • Previous academic record: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university and sufficiently high grades. They should also have a grade point average (GPA) for the last two years of full-time study of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 on the University of Alberta grade scale and from Canadian or American schools with a comparable scale.
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • Letters of reference
  • Statement of purpose
  • Availability of a suitable supervisor
  • Summary

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9250 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9250 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5635 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5635 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

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