The course is for PhD candidates (in finance, economics, and accounting) exclusively, and is not open to MBA candidates unless with the instructor's permission. Auditing the course (without taking credit) is permitted, but full participation (in-class discussions and homework assignments) is required.
The course focuses on the empirical methods used in financial research, particularly in the area of corporate finance. The pre-requisites are two semesters of Ph.D. level microeconomics and econometrics.
Moshe Cohen was a Columbia Business School faculty member from 2009 to 2014.