Fox’s Department of Finance invited to join top-level consortium

The Finance and Accounting departments at Temple University’s Fox School of Business have been chosen to join the Consortium on Financial Economics and Accounting (CFEA), an exclusive networking community open to North American business schools.

The Consortium is designed to promote accounting and finance research among several of the field’s leading universities. Paper presentations at CFEA conferences allow the opportunity for PhD candidates to engage with industry experts and promote mentorship. Admitted in October 2015, the Fox School joins eight other CFEA member institutions: Georgia State University, Indiana University, New York University, Rutgers University, Tulane University, University of Maryland, University of Texas, and University of Toronto.


The PhD concentration in Finance prepares students to assume academic positions in finance-related departments at major research universities. The Fox Department of Finance has 25 full-time faculty members who hold doctorates from top business schools across the United States. Our research productivity excels in the areas of corporate finance, banking, and asset pricing, with faculty research consistently appearing in leading journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. Our faculty members also serve on editorial boards for academic journals, including the Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of International Business Studies, and the International Finance Review.

Fox faculty members work closely with students to co-author articles in field journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, The Accounting Review Journal of Corporate Finance, and Financial Management. This method of professional preparation has consistently rewarded our graduates with research positions at universities classified with “high research activity” in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™. Recent graduates have found initial appointments at the University of Quebec, University of Akron, University of Nevada – Reno, and Southern Illinois University.

For more information please consult the Finance Department website and program promotional materials.


Financial Aid

All students admitted to this program are considered for full financial support for up to five years. Funding typically comes in the form of research or teaching assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend. The funding is renewable every year, subject to adequate progress and annual evaluations. Fellowship consideration will be given to applications received by December 15th.