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        We only accept applications meant for admission to the fall semester of even-numbered years (e.g., 2020, 2022, 2024, and so on). 

        For fully detailed information, see the PhD in Business, Concentration in Finance Policies and Procedure Manual.


        Before applying, you must

        • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or foreign institution with equivalent standards
        • Take the GMAT or GRE


        You should have taken one or more courses in finance, economics, and accounting. Additionally, a strong background in statistics and/or mathematics is preferred. If you do not have the academic prerequisites that are expected for the program, the faculty may suggest extra studies for you to take. 

        How to Apply

        You must fully complete your application by February 1. 

        • Complete the online Graduate School application 

        • Send official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to the Graduate School

        • Send GMAT or GRE scores to the Graduate School

        Graduate School
        106B Hargis Hall
        Auburn University, Alabama 36849

        If you complete the online Graduate School application, the department will not need additional information unless it is specifically requested by the PhD Advisor. Should you need to send any additional materials, attach them in an email to


        Complete applications must be on file by February 1 for the following fall semester. The program is designed for even-yeared fall admissions only.

        Equal Opportunity

        Auburn University and the Department of  Finance believe that all persons are entitled to equal opportunities, and do not discriminate against applicants to our graduate programs regardless of their race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or disabilities.

        Have Questions?

        Contact Us

        Harbert College of Business

        Jimmy Hilliard

        Program Officer