The UConn Finance department has a wide range of faculty scholars publishing regularly in some of the top academic journals. The department is highly rated in Real Estate and Insurance specialties. The Real Estate group is ranked 6th, and the Insurance group is ranked 12th in US News and World Report’s 2010 rankings.

The Ph.D. Program in Finance prepares students to conduct state-of-the-art research and to take faculty positions in business schools at leading universities. The program emphasizes: (1) student/faculty interaction; (2) flexibility in designing a program to meet individual needs; and (3) timely completion of the degree.

Research topics

  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Real options
  • Risk management
  • Financial intermediation
  • IPO’s
  • Event studies in Finance and Real Estate
  • Market frictions and asset pricing
  • House price indices
  • Real Estate market analysis
  • Capital structure
  • Mutual funds
  • Healthcare finance


Graduates have accepted faculty positions at Boise State University, Bangkok University, Concordia, Michigan State University, Texas Christian University, and Universities of Amsterdam, Georgia, New Hampshire, North Carolina-Charlotte, Illinois-Chicago, New Mexico,  North Texas, Toledo, Utah, DePaul, Fairfield,  Hofstra