Finance PhD student discussing his work at the PhD Showcase poster presentation.

Take on some of the most challenging financial issues through multifaceted research and teaching to impact the world’s financial markets.

Develop a deep understanding of the statistical tools and methods used in theoretical modeling and empirical testing. Examine issues in finance research using economics, mathematics, decision theory and statistics.

World-Class Research

Work with faculty who are ranked among the most productive researchers by the Academy of Management Journal, as well as by top scholarly journals within their discipline. Our faculty:

  • Are globally connected and have active research programs throughout Europe, Asia and North America
  • Are regularly cited in such international media outlets as the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post, NPR, Bloomberg Business, Al Jazeera and Nasdaq
  • Collaborate with regional, national and international business leaders
  • Help you connect across disciplines throughout UB and with visiting scholars to gain exposure to a wide range of research paradigms
  • Guide you in the exploration of high-impact research, positioning you for publication in leading academic journals
  • Publish in and serve on editorial boards for leading academic journals

Research Focus Areas

Using the economics of uncertainty as applied to financial decisions and a wide range of statistical tools, researchers in finance study three basic areas:

  • Investments: The efficiency of the capital market, the pricing of financial assets, the management of portfolios and the microstructures of the markets where assets trade
  • Corporate finance: Capital structures, the market for corporate control and the financial management of corporate assets
  • Financial institutions: Issues related to the management of such institutions

Take an In-Depth Look at our Program

Enrollment Statistics

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Four PhD alumni: Stanley J. Kon, PhD ’76, E. Han Kim, PhD ’75, Cheng-Few Lee, PhD ’74 (economics), and Lemma W. Senbet, PhD ’76,.

Four young men from diverse backgrounds meet at UB in the mid-1970s while working toward their doctoral degrees. They each began their careers at top schools and ended up changing the culture at universities across the country. Learn more about E. Han Kim, PhD ’75Stanley J. Kon, PhD ’76Cheng-Few Lee, PhD ’74 (economics), and Lemma W. Senbet, PhD ’76, who credit their extraordinary careers to two mentors: Frank Jen, professor emeritus, and Andrew Chen, former associate professor, in the UB School of Management.

Contact Us

Finance Department
School of Management
University at Buffalo
347 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000

Tel:  716-645-3293
Fax: 716-645-3823

To speak to a faculty member directly about the PhD in Management program, contact Sahn-Wook Huh, associate professor, Finance Department.