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Postgraduate Research Studies

The Discipline of Finance has a vigorous postgraduate research program and offers the following research degrees:

The Discipline provides PhD supervision in empirical and theoretical finance. Members of the Finance Discipline have active research programs in: asset pricing, behavioural finance, corporate finance (capital budgeting, valuation, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, share buybacks, security issues, takeovers, and financial distress), decision theory, financial intermediation, international finance, investment management, life cycle finance, market microstructure, quantitative finance, real estate finance and risk management. All researchers in the discipline have access to exceptionally rich financial databases and high performance computing facilities.

Entry to the Finance Discipline's PhD program is highly competitive. Consequently a first class honours degree or equivalent research masters qualification is a minimum requirement for entry to the finance PhD program.

The Finance Discipline only offers places for full time study.

The Discipline of Finance Postgraduate Research Coordinator is Associate Professor Maurice Peat.