PhD

Business Administration — Finance

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 27.4 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 28.7 k / Year(s)  
64 place StudyQA ranking:5610 Duration:36 months

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Description

The Berkeley-Haas PhD Program is strongly oriented toward discipline and research. Emphasis is placed on preparing you to evaluate the state of knowledge in your particular field and to advance it through the application of theory from the social sciences, mathematics, or statistics.

In the last decade, the academic study of finance has experienced an infusion of new concepts and quantitative methodologies that places it among the most sophisticated and dynamic areas of business and economics. New developments in the traditional areas of finance-theory of rational investor portfolio choice, interpretation and determination of security prices, efficient corporate decision-making-have been approached from the perspective of a single integrating paradigm derived from economic theory. This has led to extensive joint teaching and research between the finance, applied economics, and accounting faculties at Berkeley. Academic contributions are having profound effects on financial practice.

Contents

  • Mathematical Tools for Economics
  • Economic Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Teaching Business
  • Continuous-Time Finance
  • Empirical Finance
  • Microstructure
  • Corporate Finance
  • Finance Seminar
  • Stochastic Calculus
  • Real Analyses
  • Financial Decision-Making in Firms
  • Macroeconomic Finance

Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose and Personal History Statement
  • University Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE and GMAT Official Score Report
  • Curriculum Vitae

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7 TOEFL iBT® test: 68

Funding

In conjunction with the regular financial aid programs of the university, the Haas School of Business does its best to provide financial assistance to deserving PhD students. This usually takes the form of a financial aid package over four years of study at Berkeley and includes stipends, grants, fellowships, and other awards, plus tuition and fees. All financial aid is based on the satisfactory academic progress of the student. Students are automatically considered for departmental aid when they submit their application for admission and are notified about their award when they are accepted into the program.

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