PhD in Mathematical Finance

The PhD in Mathematical Finance is for students seeking careers in research and academia. Doctoral candidates with a strong affinity toward quantitative reasoning and the ability to connect advanced mathematical theories with real-world phenomena make the best fit. Successful students are those with a deep interest in the creation of complex models and financial instruments as well as passion for in-depth analysis.

Faculty and PhD Research Interests Include:

  • Derivative Securities
  • Consumption-Portfolio Choice
  • Asset Pricing and Market Frictions
  • Arbitrage and Completeness of Financial Markets
  • Population Finance
  • Life-cycle Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Managerial Contracts
  • Numerical Methods

Boston: A World-Class Hub of Business and Entrepreneurial Resources

The city of Boston boasts possibly more researchers and PhDs per capita than anywhere else in the world. This provides the backdrop for an unparalleled concentration of intellectual, business, entrepreneurial, and scientific organizations that seek and reward a constant inflow of fresh young minds with new energy and new ideas.

The Difference Boston University Makes

Studying management at Boston University, a major research institution, in an intellectually rich and entrepreneurially active city like Boston, means multiplying your options and opportunities. The University has five major research centers that facilitate innovation through research, forums, and ongoing relationships with businesses around the globe.