Applications for Fall 2023 will be considered starting in October 2022.

Application Requirements

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 (non-credit)

Two Required Advanced Research Design/Methods Courses

  • Econometrics II
  • Multivariate Statistical methods

Six Concentration Courses

  • Financial Economics and Research
  • Corporate Finance Theory
  • Seminar in Corporate Finance
  • Investment Theory
  • Seminar in Investment
  • One Doctoral level elective

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

Learn About the Application Process

Concentration Coordinator

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

Doctoral Students