Doctor of Business Administration in Finance

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Department Location

Stamford Graduate Center
3 Landmark Square
Stamford, CT 06901

Program Director

Lucjan T. Orlowski, Ph.D.
DBA in Finance Program Director
Professor of Economics and International Finance
Tel: 203-371-7858

Propel Your Career & Influence Business

 Finance ProfessorPrepare to enrich the business and financial worlds as you expand your qualifications and develop knowledge with direct global business applications.

Earn Your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Finance

Our pioneering program allows you to continue to explore your passions, advance your career opportunities, and enhance your decision-making, leadership and management skills.

Through the DBA degree program, you will:

  • Prepare for a highly specialized career in a business or financial institution, consulting firm, government agency or academia
  • Acquire advanced knowledge in finance and gain research skills for conducting independent, complex financial projects
  • Develop new knowledge through original research
  • Gain global perspective on issues related to financial markets and institutions
  • Comprehend and appreciate the importance of high ethical standards and values for finance professionals 

Gain an attractive qualification that combines research and application

The efficiency of the business industry relies on clever and innovative professionals, specifically those with a DBA. Graduates of this program stand out in a competitive market and achieve leadership positions in:

  • Academic institutions
  • Financial management
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Investments
  • Risk management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Consulting
  • Government 

Enjoy a program structure designed to replicate the executive business world

This three-year, part-time program uses a unique student cohort model, hands-on learning laboratories and blended “executive program” meeting formats to encourage collaboration and networking.

Most DBA classes meet at our Stamford Graduate Center at Landmark Square, five Fridays and Saturdays each trimester. The weekend residency enables you to:

  • Engage in group research projects
  • Gain direct access to resources such as the library, the learning (finance) laboratory, research materials, equipment and databases
  • Establish networking opportunities with faculty and fellow students

 Additional Program Benefits

  • In-depth coursework that covers extensive quantitative methods and mathematical modeling, global financial markets and institutions, and advanced risk management.
  • Development of a specialized, original dissertation research project matching your interests and career aspirations.
  • Accomplished, recognized faculty with a record of prestigious scholarship, professional engagement and experience.
  • Part of SHU’s Jack Welch College of Business, a member of fewer than five percent of elite business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International. 

Keep your finger on the pulse of global business and finance. Apply for your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Finance today.

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