Ph. D. Program

The doctoral program in finance in the Pamplin College of Business is a research-oriented program. The program is designed to prepare students for successful academic careers in research and teaching. Our graduates have been placed in tenure-track positions at well-known universities (see list of graduates here).

The strength of our doctoral program is derived from high quality researchers on our faculty.  The Finance faculty at Virginia Tech have published extensively in the top journals in finance and economics (Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, American Economic Review, and Journal of Political Economy).  These faculty experts conduct one-on-one mentoring and work closely with students on research projects and publications. 

In a recent ranking conducted by UT Dallas, the Finance Department at Virginia Tech was ranked in the top 100 among universities in the US, based on research publications for the 2012-2016 period. The Department has a long-term commitment to research excellence among its faculty and doctoral students.