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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
Red McCombs School of Business


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Doctor of Philosophy

Facilities for Graduate Work

Faculty members and doctoral students in finance are involved in the work of several research centers: the AIM Investment Center; the Center for Energy Finance Education and Research (CEFER); the Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance; and the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center. The McCombs School contains additional research centers that support graduate work, as well as the school's physical facilities and computing systems.

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Areas of Study

The doctoral program in finance gives students opportunities for specialized study in corporate finance, investments, financial intermediaries, international finance, and real estate.

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Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2004-2005.

Andres Almazan
Aydogan Alti
Keith C. Brown
Tyrone W. Callahan
Lorenzo Garlappi
George W. Gau
John M. Griffin
Beverly L. Hadaway
Jay C. Hartzell
Jennifer Huang
Stephen P. Magee
Robert Parrino
Ramesh K. S. Rao
Ehud I. Ronn
Lewis J. Spellman
Laura T. Starks
Paul C. Tetlock
Sheridan Titman
Zhenyu Wang
Hong Yan
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Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is extremely competitive. The admission decision is based on the applicant's academic record, test scores, personal statement, resume, and letters of recommendation.

Students must enter the program in a fall semester.

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Degree Requirements

The core of the program is a set of courses required of all students. The core is supplemented with special courses and electives. Students are required to study two minor fields in addition to finance; typically, they choose economics, statistics, or mathematics, all of which provide skills important to financial research.

Students normally complete coursework, research, and the dissertation in four or five years.

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For More Information

Campus address: College of Business Administration Building (CBA) 6.222, phone (512) 471-5668, fax (512) 471-5073; campus mail code: B6600

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Doctoral Program, Department of Finance, 1 University Station B6600, Austin TX 78712



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