Ph.D. in Finance
The Ph.D. program in Finance at Baruch College is a highly selective full-time program that trains students to become financial economists capable of high quality innovative research and teaching in various areas of finance.
The Ph.D. program requires up to two and a half years of full-time course work, followed by two to three years of intense dissertation research. As part of their training, students take courses from the Zicklin School of Business and the Graduate Center of The City University of New York, as well as other academic institutions in the New York City area. The coursework and research require full time commitment on a 12-month basis.
All PhD students receive financial support consisting of a stipend and a tuition waiver. In return for financial support, the students work as Teaching and Research Assistants and later teach.
The program helps students develop their research interests and expertise by tailoring the academic program to suit their individual needs and educational backgrounds and by encouraging early research in collaboration with our research active faculty. Based on publications in top four finance journals in 2001-2008, Arizona State University's finance rankings engine ranks the research productivity of Baruch faculty as the 41st among more than 400 schools worldwide.
A key advantage of the program is the large size of our faculty and the diversity of their research interests. This allows the students to explore research in various fields of finance and find faculty advisors with matching research interests.
The admission into the Ph.D. program is highly competitive with an average of three students admitted each year. In recent years, our successful candidates came with graduate degrees in finance, economics, or statistics, strong communication skills, and 700+ GMAT scores.
The admissions are once a year. The application deadline for admission in September is January 15 with an acceptance decision in early March.
For details regarding application requirements, financial support, and the admission process please visit the admissions page of the Ph.D. program in Business.
For further information about the program, please contact the coordinator of the finance specialization of the PhD program.
Jason Chiu 2009 Rider University Eleni Gousgounis 2009 Stevens Institute of Technology (visiting) Yi Tang 2008 Fordham University Ekkachai Saeniasiri 2008 Arizona State University (visiting) Elena Smirnova 2007 SUNY, Old Westbury Irena Hutton 2006 Florida State University Dror Parnes 2006 University of South Florida Rajneesh Sharma 2005 Saint Joseph's University Zhihong Shi 2005 SUNY, Old Westbury Farah Yunus 2005 Iowa State University Hume Susan 2003 College of New Jersey Alessandro Castaldo 2002 Circle T Investment Susana Yu 2002 Iona College Albert J. Murphy 2002 Manhattan College Deniz Ozenbas 2002 Montclair State University Amber Anand 2001 Syracuse University Dina Naples-Layish 2001 Suffolk University Michael Jacobs 2001 JP Morgan Doocheol Moon 2001 SUNY, Old Westbury
Prof. Armen Hovakimian, Coordinator, Ph.D. program in Finance