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  • PhD Finance Program

    The finance Ph.D. program is designed to prepare students for academic careers in financial economics. Financial economics is the study of how individuals and firms raise and invest resources, and how financial assets are priced. Specific topics in asset pricing include the determinants of asset returns, pricing of risk, behavior of investors, and trading mechanisms. Specific topics in corporate finance include capital structure, payout policy, financial intermediation, internal capital markets, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Requirements

Job Market Candidates

The program maintains a supportive and collegial environment that fosters collaboration between faculty members and PhD students. All students are assigned one or more faculty mentors for the duration of their studies, and faculty members are actively engaged in supervision of student research.


APPLYING TO THE PhD PROGRAM

  • DATES + DEADLINES

    September: Application Opens
    December 15 Application Deadline: Accounting and Management and Organization*
    January 15 Application Deadline: Data Sciences & Operations, Finance & Business Economics and Marketing
    February 15 Decision Notifications Begin
    April 15 Admit Decision Deadline
    The Fall 2023 application is open!

    The link to the PhD Program application is available on the Admissions page and the next opportunity to apply is for Fall 2023 admission. Late applications may or may not be considered at the discretion of the admissions committee.

    Admissions decisions are made from mid-February to mid-April. You will be notified by email when a decision has been made.

  • REQUEST INFORMATION

    For more information about this program please fill out THIS FORM.

  • ADMISSIONS CONTACT

    Ph.D. Program
    USC Marshall School of Business
    3670 Trousdale Parkway, BRI 306
    Los Angeles, California 90089-0809

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