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JOIN TOP MINDS IN FINANCE

Texas McCombs doctoral finance students work directly with faculty who have established national reputations, preparing to research and teach at leading institutions globally.

  • ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP

    The finance department produces several papers and books during an academic year. Faculty present papers at national meetings of the American Finance Association, European Finance Association, Western Finance Association, the Financial Management Association, and the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. Many faculty members serve on the editorial boards of academic journals.
ACADEMIC LIFE AT McCOMBS
  • AREAS OF SPECIALIZATIONS

    The doctoral program provides an opportunity for specialized study in one or more of the following areas: corporate finance, investments, financial intermediaries, international finance, and real estate. The core courses are supplemented with special courses and electives. In addition, students are required to become competent in two minor fields, typically economics, statistics, or mathematics.
CAREER PLACEMENT
  • THE WORLD NEEDS YOU

    The demand for skilled educators is strong, and doctoral graduates in finance from the University of Texas at Austin have enjoyed considerable placement success over the years. If you aspire to a career as a finance educator and researcher, a doctoral degree from the finance program at McCombs will give you a strong foundation for success.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The application deadline for the Finance Doctoral Program is December 15.

***Applications will be accepted until February 15, but cannot guarantee applications submitted/completed after the December 15 deadline will still be considered for admissions.***

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

The doctoral program in Finance provides an opportunity for specialized study in one or more of the following areas:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Financial Intermediaries
  • International Finance
  • Real Estate

PREPARATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

The Texas McCombs Finance doctoral program assumes that students have taken advanced courses to establish a reasonable mathematical, statistics, and economics background. Adequate computer programming skills are necessary for coursework.

Prospective applicants are required to hold a four-year bachelor's degree (does not require a formal degree in the area of study) or equivalent before starting the program

CAREER DESTINATIONS

The primary goal of the Texas McCombs Ph.D. program is to prepare students for exceptional academic careers. Over the last five years, McCombs Finance Ph.D. alumni have excelled at top institutions globally.

Recent Graduate Placements

StudentYearInstitution
Iman Dolatabadi 2022 Cornerstone Research
Tim Park 2022 Analysis Group
David Xiaoyu Xu 2022 Southern Methodist University
Lee Seltzer 2021 The New York Fed
Jangwoo Lee 2021 Chinese University of Hong Kong
Gregory Weitz 2020 McGill University
Xuewei (Erica) Jiang 2020 University of Southern California
Garrett Schaller 2020 Colorado State University
Shuo Liu 2019 City University of Hong Kong
Amim Shams Moorkani 2019 Ohio State University
Jacelly Cespedes 2018 University of Minnesota
Qifei Zhu 2018 Nanyang Technological University
Zach Liu 2017 University of Houston
Adam Winegar 2017 Norwegian Business School

Job Market Candidates

ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

The Texas McCombs Doctoral Program is seeking individuals who are interested in transforming the global marketplace. Are you one of these future thought leaders?