Doctoral Program Overview

The finance doctoral program provides students with a rigorous background in finance, both theoretical and empirical, economics, mathematics and statistics. These tools, plus opportunities for supervised independent research, enable students to make their own contributions to the understanding of financial markets and institutions. Doctoral students are trained to be future faculty members at leading research universities.

Current theoretical and empirical research in the department of finance spans the areas of asset pricing, corporate finance, financial institutions, international finance, market microstructure, regulation and related economic theory and econometrics. Moreover, PhD candidates have the opportunity to interact with the broader research community at the Kellogg School and the adjacent economics department of Northwestern University.

View a list of the Finance Faculty with links to their bio pages

PhD Program

Download the Program Guidelines (PDF 52 Kb / 7 pages)