PhD Program @ GSU – Overview
Georgia State University’s Department of Risk Management and Insurance produces exceptionally qualified researchers in the broad area of the economics and mathematics of risk and insurance and places them at peer universities or better. The program also attracts students who desire to work in industry positions where a research Ph.D. is a requirement for employment.
The academic discipline of risk management encompasses the study of the sources of risk, the effects of risk on the decisions of individuals and firms, the impact of these decisions on society, and the management of risk through financial institutions. Scholarly research at the frontier of risk management requires in-depth study of economics, finance, applied mathematics and statistics.
Georgia State University’s Ph.D. program in risk management is designed to educate students in the concepts and analytical techniques required for basic and applied research in these and related areas. This training typically leads to academic careers at major business schools and economics departments around the world, research positions in banks and insurance firms, and positions with policy-oriented organizations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Doctoral Program Coordinator