Major advances have been made in the field of finance in recent years. These advances encompass all facets including theory, empirical research, and the development of analytical tools for solving practical business problems. A student in the Finance Ph. D. Program is expected to become highly proficient in all of these facets within his/her area of specialization. Students in the program are acquainted with advanced training in theory and research methodology, preparing them to make significant contributions to academic research. The program's primary objective is to prepare students for a career in university teaching, research, and publication.