If you're ready to take the next step in your academic journey, you're in the right place. Discover the admission details for our Ph.D. Program including the criteria, application process, and essential information for pursuing a Ph.D. at the Department of Business Economics.

We look forward to considering your application and supporting you on this enriching and intellectually stimulating path toward advanced research and academic excellence.

The Department has two Ph.D. Programs

1. Ph.D. in Business Economics

A Ph.D. in Business Economics is an advanced academic program that focuses on applying economic theories and principles to the business environment. This rigorous course of study is designed for individuals seeking expertise in understanding the economic factors influencing decision-making within the business world. Doctoral candidates in Business Economics delve into advanced economic theories, quantitative research methods, and their practical applications to address complex issues faced by businesses.

The program typically covers a wide range of topics, including microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, industrial organization, and economic policy. Students engage in extensive research, exploring how economic concepts can be employed to analyze market trends, optimize resource allocation, and inform strategic decision-making in various industries. Graduates of a Ph.D. in Business Economics are well-equipped to contribute to both academia and the business sector, bringing a deep understanding of economic principles to address real-world challenges.

2. Ph.D. in Finance

A Ph.D. in Finance is an advanced academic program that delves into the intricacies of financial theory, markets, and decision-making. This program is tailored for individuals aspiring to become experts in financial research, analysis, and strategy. Doctoral candidates in Finance explore a broad spectrum of topics, including asset pricing, risk management, corporate finance, and financial econometrics.

The curriculum typically emphasizes both theoretical and empirical approaches, allowing students to develop a comprehensive understanding of financial markets and institutions. Ph.D. candidates often engage in cutting-edge research to contribute new insights to the field, addressing questions related to investment strategies, financial regulations, and the dynamics of global financial markets.

Upon completion of a Ph.D. in Finance, graduates are well-prepared for careers in academia, research institutions, and the financial industry. Their expertise enables them to analyze and contribute to the evolving landscape of finance, making informed decisions that have a lasting impact on financial markets and organizations.

The current research interests of the Business Economics Faculty include Business Policy and Strategy, Industry Studies, Environmental and Resource Economics, Foreign Trade, Macro-Economic Policy, Development Economics, International Economics, International Finance, International Marketing, Applied Econometrics, Energy Economics, Labour Economics, Urban Economics, and Economics of Climate Change.

The current research interests of the Finance Faculty include Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management and Financial Econometrics, Mutual Funds and Stock Markets, Services Marketing and Business & Corporate Laws and Management Accounting, Macroeconomics, International Economics, and Financial Economics, financial accounting, corporate finance and business valuation, etc.

Admission to the Ph.D. programs follows the guidelines established by the University of Delhi.