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Concentration Overview

The finance concentration will develop scholars with a deep understanding of financial markets, investment theories, financial innovations and strategies and the current challenges facing financial specialists. This program will be grounded with course content, research methodologies and projects developed collaboratively by faculty and financial industry partners to meet the research challenges facing the financial community.

Course Work

Five Required Foundation Courses (Common to all Ph.D. concentrations)

  • Research Design Methods I
  • Statistics
  • Econometrics I
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Managerial Research Seminar

Two Required Advanced Research Design/Methods Courses

  • Econometrics II
  • Multivariate Statistical methods

Seven Concentration Courses

  • Theory of Finance
  • Corporate Finance Theory
  • Seminar in Corporate Finance
  • Investment Theory
  • Seminar in Investment
  • Two Doctoral level electives

For the latest course information please visit the UMass Lowell online Graduate Catalog.

Concentration Coordinator

Tunde Kovacs Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phone: 978-934-2535
Fax: 978-934-2064