Have you ever wanted to examine a pricing model or structure? Or, why a particular financial market is more volatile than another? A PhD in finance will prepare you to study such topics.
Graduates of PhD programs in finance are among the highest paid of all business doctorate graduates. This is partly due to the demand for finance faculty in business schools, and also a product of the skills that are necessary to perform complex research in the field.
Academic Journals in Finance
Reviewing academic journals and textbooks can help you determine whether you are truly interested in researching and teaching finance. Also, take note of the authors and schools that are producing the most relevant and popular articles. These may be faculty and schools you may consider attending. Here are several journals that contain finance-related topics:
> Journal of Finance
> Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking
> Securities Regulation Law Journal