Set yourself apart from the crowd with the dynamic, broad-based approach to finance at Michigan Ross.

Get more out of finance than a sense of numbers and figures. Finance at Michigan Ross covers a broad range of topics — from social capital to asset pricing to the causes of the financial crisis. This wide base of knowledge and experience sets you apart from the field. The teaching from Michigan Ross’ renowned finance faculty is relevant to today’s complex business world, and their impactful research is published in top journals. You’ll not only become a financial expert, but you’ll learn how to never stop asking “why.”

Chair: Uday Rajan

Uday Rajan's research focuses on informational frictions such as adverse selection and moral hazard and their effect on market transactions, with recent work on the role of the board in the presence of activist investors and on the default behavior of subprime mortgages in the years before the financial crisis.
 

Administrator

Shelly Whitmer
sjmoore@umich.edu

PhD

The main objective of the program is to produce outstanding researchers who can be placed in the world's top academic finance departments. Doctoral students in finance at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business have access to a large, active and collegial finance faculty with diverse research interests. The faculty devotes significant resources to the PhD program, recognizing that having a top PhD program is critical to maintain an outstanding research environment. The relatively small number of students ensures quality interaction with the faculty.  Faculty research interests span all areas of Finance.

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MITSUI LIFE FINANCIAL RESEARCH CENTER

The Mitsui Life center supports academic research on a wide range of global finance issues relevant to both practitioners and academics.

TOZZI ELECTRONIC BUSINESS AND FINANCE CENTER

The Tozzi Center gives you the experience of a working on a trading floor and e-commerce lab with the latest technology.

MBA FAST TRACK IN FINANCE

Fast track your career in finance with an accelerated MBA focus.

HOSMER-HALL FACULTY LUNCHEONS

The Hosmer-Hall Interdisciplinary Research Luncheons bring Ross faculty together to discuss current research projects.