Financial Economics Ph.D. Program

The Department of Economics and Finance at the University of New Orleans offers a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Financial Economics. The innovative curriculum incorporates both contemporary economic and financial analysis into a program that reflects the growing integration of these two disciplines. It is one of the first programs to formally respond to the substantial demand for financial economists in research and policy making positions in universities, business and government.

Degree Requirements

The degree requirements for finance give an overall view of courses required to complete the degree program.

Degree Requirements | Curriculum | Core Courses

Program Specializations & Tracks

Current Students

A student is required to complete 5 advanced specialized courses The department offers the following courses in the following fields:

  • International Financial Economics
  • Financial Institutions
  • Investments
  • Corporate Finance
Specialization Requirements

Financial Economics Ph.D. Alumni Profile

Since the inception of the Ph.D. program in 1984, there have more than 24 degrees granted. Our graduates hold academic tenured and tenure-track positions in institutions such as the University of Missouri, St. Louis, Wayne State University, Southern Illinois University, Baruch College, Nichols State in the United States. Abroad, UNO graduates teach at Bilkent University (Turkey), and the Universidad de Sonora (Mexico). In non-academic areas, some have taken positions with the First Commerce Corporation, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Controller’s Office of the City of New York.

See a list of our alumni