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Prepare yourself for an unparalleled future

Most Illinois Finance PhD graduates take positions at U.S. universities. Placement into such positions is facilitated by the students’ advisors. In addition, some students take academic positions in foreign countries and others take research positions in non-academic institutions.

Over the past five years 85% of admitted students have graduated with 100% of those graduates finding employment within three months of graduation.


Ruidi Huang, PhD '19

Assistant Professor
Southern Methodist University


Murillo Campello, PhD '00

Lewis H. Durland Professor of Finance
Cornell University


Tim Loughran, PhD '93

C.R. Smith Professor of Finance
University of Notre Dame


Woojin Kim, PhD '06

Professor of Finance
Seoul National University