Finance (PhD)

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Program Description

Stern’s PhD program in finance trains scholars to conduct research at the leading edge of financial economics. The faculty represents one of the largest finance research groups in the world that has been ranked consistently as the leading publisher of academic research in top finance journals. Comprised of more than 40 researchers, including a Nobel-prize-winning economist, our faculty are active in all areas of finance—asset pricing, corporate finance, derivatives, market microstructure, and behavioral finance—with both theoretical and empirical focus, and with emerging specialization in the areas of financial intermediation, crises, and macro-finance. As a result of this unusual breadth, students have access to expertise in almost any topic that they might wish to explore.


All applicants to the NYU Stern School of Business PhD Program are required to submit a complete application for admission. A complete application includes the online applicationstatement of purposeoptional essayeducational history and resume or CVletters of recommendationtest scoresacademic transcripts, and an application fee.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.