GSEFM Degree Programs

GSEFM at this stage offers three Ph.D. programs: Ph.D. Program in Economics, Ph.D. Program in Finance, and Ph.D. Program in Marketing. Each Ph.D. program offers a two-year cycle of courses for students arriving with a Bachelor degree, with a fast-track option of only one year of course work for students arriving with a quantitative Master degree in the relevant discipline (such students must initially pass the Qualifying Examinations taken at the end of the first year by students enrolling in the full two-year cycle of courses). The Ph.D. program curricula pay special attention to helping doctoral students with a smooth transition from the course phase to the dissertation writing phase, and contain various structural elements in the dissertation writing phase also (including a third-year research paper course/requirement, transferable skills courses, and a job market course).

The three Ph.D. programs are complemented by three corresponding, research-oriented Master Programs in Quantitative Economics, Quantitative Finance, and Quantitative Marketing collectively called MSQ Programs. First-year students in these programs participate in the same set of analytically rigorous and quantitatively oriented courses in economics, finance, law and economics, management, and/or marketing that are taken by the first-year Ph.D. Program students. Students who complete the first year of the MSQ Program with strong success have the option and are strongly encouraged to join the GSEFM Ph.D. Program in their area of concentration. Other students in their second year in the MSQ Program have the option to enroll in courses with an emphasis on policy issues and/or on issues of implementation.