Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
Credit Hours:

60 with prior Master's90 with prior Bachelor's
Take your financial acumen from the boardroom to the classroom.
The University of North Texas G. Brint Ryan College of Business Ph.D. in Business Administration, specializing in Finance, focuses the College's Ph.D. experience to include teaching training and research training that is appropriate for the field of Finance.

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Why Earn a Finance Ph.D.?

The doctoral program in Business with a concentration in Finance is designed to prepare individuals of outstanding ability for careers in teaching and research at the university level. The program has enough flexibility, however, to accommodate individuals whose career objectives lie outside academia.

Doctoral study in business is structured to challenge individuals who possess the ability to analyze complex problems and synthesize solutions. Individuals who undertake doctoral study are expected to achieve excellence in command of a business discipline's technical aspects and develop expertise in meaningful research.

Marketable Skills
  • Application of standard research methods
  • Conduct and report business research
  • Knowledge of core business disciplines
  • Pedagogical practices
  • Business research communication

Finance Ph.D. Highlights

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business maintains subscriptions to several research databases to facilitate research by faculty and students.
UNT's G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the largest business schools in the nation, is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — which means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.

The Business Leadership Building contains 24 classrooms and student learning is enhanced with interior and exterior spaces, such as tutor rooms, team study rooms, and outdoor terraces.

All College of Business students may use the BLB Trading Room, a state-of-the-art research facility equipped with 12 terminals running Bloomberg Professional software.
Articles written by faculty members have appeared in Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Financial Management.
Classes are taught by faculty members who have extensive academic background and who conduct research to remain up-to-date on trends to enrich the classroom experience.

Finance Ph.D. Courses You Could Take

Seminar in Investments, Modern Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets Research (3 hrs)
Explores the origins of the established theories explaining investment analysis, portfolio management equilibrium in the capital market and the evidence that supports these principles. Seminar focuses on the original writings that have formed the foundations of the discipline and the empirical methods used for research in investment analysis, portfolio management and capital markets research.
Seminar in Corporate Finance (3 hrs)
Explores the origins of the established theories explaining firms decisions about how to raise money from investors, how to make capital investment decisions, plus when and how to return capital to investors. Examines the evidence that supports these principles. Focuses on the original writings that have formed the foundations of the discipline and the empirical methods used for research in corporate finance.
Seminar in Econometric Methods Applied in Financial Markets Research (3 hrs)
Explores the econometric methods currently available for application in financial market research. Prepares students for dissertation research and for careers in financial markets research.
The Theory of Financial Decisions (3 hrs)
Examines the theoretical underpinnings of financial decision making. Explores valuation and the impact on firm value of the investment, financing and dividend decisions under conditions of certainty and uncertainty in both perfect and imperfect markets.
Seminar in Business Administration (3 hrs)
Covers one or more special fields.

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