Doctorate Degrees in Finance

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A PhD Finance program focuses on finance, statistics, and economics. It is designed for those wanting to pursue an academic career in the study of finance. There are many universities located all over the world that offer PhD Finance programs, each providing a unique local focus within a global perspective of finance.

PhD Finance programs cover all areas of finance, often including such topics of study as corporate finance, asset pricing, investments, insurance, security prices, corporate governance, and the management and regulation of financial institutions, to name a few. Most PhD Finance programs include coursework, plus research and dissertation. Graduates holding a PhD Finance degree often go on to careers in Universities, consulting, and other careers in the financial services industry.

If you have a financial background and are considering furthering your education, then a PhD Finance may be the degree you are looking for. Take a look through the many programs below and find the one that will work for you!

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PhD Programme

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. Programmes are developed to broaden your career prospects and prepare you for success. [+]

PhDs in Finance. Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. At Kent Business School the research degree programme provides exceptional students with a dynamic research culture, supervision from our community of over 60 research active academic staff, high quality resources and excellent research training. We offer the following subject specialisms: Accounting Finance Industrial Relations Management Management Science Marketing Operational Research Our PhD students all receive a dedicated office space with either a laptop or PC, conference funding, formal research methods training and full access to the facilities of the Graduate School. We also offer a range of PhD scholarship packages for outstanding candidates.  All scholarship candidates must hold a first class honours degree (if still completing their master's programme) or a master's degree with Distinction in a relevant subject and a good standard of written or spoken English (IELTS 7 or equivalent). University of Kent PhD scholarships are based on a three year Graduate Teaching Assistantship that includes financial support in return for part-time teaching. This covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (and some specific scholarships may include international fees) plus a combined salary and maintenance grant at the full UK Research Council rate. Applications from self-funded students are also welcome and the minimum entry requirement is a Merit at master’s level in a relevant subject as well as our English language requirements. Entry to the Kent Business School PhD programme is in September (application deadline 30 June) or January (deadline 31 October) each year. [-]

Interactive Online PhD

LIGS University
Online Part time 2 - 3 years Open Enrollment USA Honolulu Czech Republic Prague + 2 more

The PhD program at LIGS University is provided by modern Interactive Online form. It makes studying flexible - you can start any time during the year and study anytime and anywhere in the world. [+]

The PhD program at LIGS University is provided by modern Interactive Online form. It makes studying flexible - you can start any time during the year and study anytime and anywhere in the world. You choose your PhD specialization and courses which you want to study. It's up to you and your preferences. Structure of the Program Doctoral program Interactive online PhD comprises a total of 12 courses. Students complete 6 courses from the Scientific research module (uniform for all students), 3 courses of the specialization (of your choice) and 3 courses from the optional module (of your choice). Integral part of the program is the publication activity. Specialization (students choose the specialization individually; there are 3 courses in each specialization) Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Management Management Strategic Management Project Management Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Finance Financial Management Risk Management Financial Reporting and Analysis Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Marketing Global Marketing Marketing Communication Managed Communication with the Media Specialization Interactive Online PhD in HR Management HR Management Planning and Development of Human Resources Recruitment and Selection An optional module (participant chooses 3 subjects, selected courses may not be the same as the courses of the chosen specialization). Management Strategic Management Project Management Process Management Financial Management Risk Management Financial Markets and Investments Financial Reporting and Analysis Managerial Accounting Strategic Management of Sales E-Commerce HR Management Planning and Development of Human Resources Recruitment and Selection Marketing Communication The Internet as Part of the Communication Marketing Strategy Managed Communication with the Media Strategy and Tactics of a Spokesperson Marketing Communication Global Marketing Change Management International Business Team Management Corporate Social Responsibility Method and form of education Interactive Online PhD program is provided in an interactive online form under the leadership of a tutor – supervisor. There are compulsory and facultative study requirements: Compulsory activities (have to be completed in order to graduate successfully) You have to pass an e-test and submit a seminar paper from each course of the specialization and optional module Passing the Scientific-research module You need to study individually the theoretical basis for completion of the program The publication activity is required in a minimum extent of 4 theses Dissertation must be submitted and defended Facultative activities (aren't included in the general tuition) Individual tutorials (webinars) – 2-4 a year. English language course in Hawaii. Student information system: Students have at their disposal all the information regarding their studies as well as study materials, contact details of tutors and staff – all of this in the secure environment of the Student information system (SIS). Thanks to the SIS you can study anytime and anywhere in the world while having all information regarding your studies and theses at hand. How can I communicate with tutors of LIGS University? E-mail communication Chat (within the SIS, Skype, Facebook) Phone (cell phone, Skype, etc.) Completion of the program: All successful graduates earn a degree and a diploma from an American LIGS University. [-]

PhD Programme

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Norway Bergen

As a young researcher at NHH you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests. [+]

PhDs in Finance. PhD at NHH The PhD programme at NHH is designed for those seeking a specialisation within the fields of economics and business administration for challenging jobs in the private and public sector. Although the majority of our PhD graduates go on to work in academic institutions, an increasing number of graduates take on positions in management, consultancy and larger organisations. The NHH PhD programme offers specialisations in six different fields: Accounting Economics Finance Management Science Strategy and Management Professional and Intercultural Communication As a young researcher at NHH you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests. NHHs PhD programme starts every year in August. NHH PhD research scholarships are fully funded for four years on very competitive terms. PhD research scholarships include a commitment to work 25% as a teaching and/or research assistant for the school while enrolled on the PhD programme. The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholarships is currently € 46 400. NHH provides generous research funds for travelling and conference participation, and a bonus system for publications in top international journals. ... [-]

PhD Scholarships

BI Norwegian Business School
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Norway Oslo

BI Norwegian Business School are currently offering full-time PhD scholarships. The Scholarships are granted for four years and pays NOK 448.000 per year (approximately Euro 48.300.) [+]

BI Norwegian Business School are currently offering full-time PhD scholarships. The Scholarships are granted for four years and pays NOK 448 000 per year (approximately Euro 48 300.) BI offers a full-time doctoral programme leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD). We admit highly qualified candidates that develop into researchers in the course of the programme. With a PhD from BI Norwegian Business School, you will be well positioned for a career in academia Our PhD programme consists of six different specialisations. The specialisations are Economics, Finance, Marketing, Strategic Management, Leadership & Organization, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. As a prospective candidate, you will apply for one of the specialisations. If admitted, you will take courses primarily in your field of study - your specialisation - and be supervised by faculty in this same field. This will help you to develop your research agenda and to progress into a researcher capable of producing research publishable in the top journals in your field. We are currently offering full-time PhD scholarships in Marketing, Strategy, and Leadership & Organization. Our school’s academic departments govern the specialisations in the PhD programme. In other words, the Finance Department runs the finance specialisation; The Strategy Department runs the strategy specialisation, and so on. Our academic departments have strong track records of producing research of high quality. The Finance Department is currently ranked 10th in Europe and 2nd in the Nordic countries based on research published in the top finance journals between 2005-2014. Progamme structure Course component To provide our candidates with the theoretical knowledge, empirical knowledge and methodological skills required to become successful researchers, the PhD programme consists of methodology courses, specialisation courses and elective courses. Seminars Our PhD candidates regularly attend research seminars. A research seminar is an event where the academic departments invite an internationally renowned researcher to present some of his/her ongoing research. This provides important exposure to the research frontier. PhD candidates who have finished their course work and have started to develop their own research agenda will also present their work at research seminars. PhD committees and pre-doctoral defense Our candidates have academic supervisors who help them develop as researchers. When the dissertation’s research questions are sufficiently well developed, the candidates will hold a pre-doctoral defense in front of a committee. This committee consists of professors from other universities, who will evaluate research progress and give advice on how best to move the research forward. The committee will assess whether the candidate is on track to the successful completion of the dissertation. Dissertation and final defense The PhD dissertation will provide contributions to the academic literature. PhD candidates from BI are expected to write a dissertation containing research that can be published in the leading academic journals of their field of specialisation. The PhD evaluation committee will have the final say on whether or not a dissertation is ready for public defense—meaning that the PhD candidate is ready to publicly defend his/her research in front of the PhD evaluation committee, other faculty, family and friends. PhD placement The dissertation is clearly an important outcome of several years of research work. However, the most important outcome for our PhD candidates is the employment opportunities that will be available after having defended their thesis. At BI, we emphasize placing our PhD candidates at excellent research universities. Past PhD candidates have been recruited by London Business School, University of Melbourne, University of Calgary, and Nanyang University, to name a few. BI Norwegian Business School: http://www.bi.edu/phd [-]

PhD in Finance

ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Campus 3 - 3 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The PhD program in Finance at ISCTE-IUL is a rigorous program designed to train students to produce high quality research. The program is suited to students who want to become faculty members at research universities or who want to lead research departments at financial institutions. [+]

PhDs in Finance. Reasons to choose the Finance PhD programme at ISCTE-IUL: Comprehensive and flexible program designed to equip the student with all the tools necessary for high quality research; Large faculty, holding doctoral degrees from several major European and North-American universities, with broad expertise in most areas of finance, including asset pricing, corporate finance, derivatives, and banking; Access to the very best international databases:  WRDS, CRSP, Compustat, Datastream, Worldscope, Reuters, Bloomberg; Exposure to state-of-the-art research through a seminar series with speakers from the top European and North-American universities. a unuque opportunity to obtain a dual degree in Finance and Economics with our partner university - University of Delaware   Application Deadlines ... [-]

PhD in Finance

Stockholm School of Economics
Campus August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The SSE PhD Program in Finance (240 ECTS) follows the standard US format: rigorous coursework in the first two years, and independent work on research projects that will make up the doctoral dissertation in the last two years. [+]

The SSE PhD program in Finance is a North American-style program with around 25 doctoral students. The course work part of the program is integrated in the Economics PhD Program: In the first one and a half semesters, finance PhD students take courses Mathematics, Econometrics, Micro- and Macroeconomics, all offered within the framework of the Stockholm Doctoral Program in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (SDPE). In the latter half of their second semester, students begin reading core finance courses. In their second year, students take further core finance courses and can choose among several shorter mini courses, covering more specialized area in finance. Alternatively, students may also take one or the other second-year PhD course in economics. In the second year, students also begin with their dissertation research under the supervision of an SSE faculty member. To help students find a dissertation subject some courses include term papers. The finance seminar series, of high international standard, is another source for discovering interesting research ideas. Presenting and discussing research at (internal) workshops - and possible conferences - is also considered an integral part of writing a dissertation. Students are expected to complete their thesis during their fourth or fifth year. Prerequisites To be eligible for admission, we require the following: 1) A university level degree 2) At least three semesters of economics or finance courses (90 ECTS) including a thesis worth at least 15 ECTS 3) One year of Master level studies or the equivalent. We are looking for academic excellence and for students who are well prepared for a PhD program in financial economics. Therefore, you are welcome to apply if you are studying in the first year of a MSc program. We may also admit students who for instance have a Bachelor’s degree in economics or finance and in addition have one to two years of coursework in mathematics and statistics at the advanced Bachelor level. We will also consider students with a very strong record from a four-year university program. For SSE MSc students, there is the possibility of a parallel intake. First year SSE MSc students can apply, and if accepted join the PhD program after their completed first year. All non SSE applicants to the Finance Program are required to take the general GRE test (Graduate Record Exam) (institution code 7016, department code 4102). The GMAT test may be taken instead, but the GRE is preferable. These test results have a validity of maximum 5 years. It's also important to have a sufficient level of English to be able to participate. If you are a native English speaker or have undertaken a university study program in English, you do not need to take any language test. However, all other applicants will need to test their English proficiency. We prefer that you take the TOEFL test, but the IELTS test may also be taken. Please provide the score and a copy of the official test result attested (verified to be a copy of a true original and signed) by two people. Language test results have a validity of maximum 4 years. There is no minimum score requirement for any of the tests. Financial Support The Stockholm School of Economics does not charge any tuition for its PhD programs and offers funding for graduate studies. All PhD students admitted receive a scholarship for their first year to cover living costs. The current scholarship amount is 13 000 SEK per month. A student who receives a scholarship for the first year of study may expect the scholarship to be renewed for the second year provided that the course requirements for the first year are fulfilled. [-]

Doctoral Programme of Science in Business, Economics and Finance

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

Aalto University School of Business offers a four-year doctoral programme in English. The degree offered is Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration. [+]

PhDs in Finance. The degrees that can be completed on the Aalto University Doctoral Programme in Economics are Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration), Doctor of Philosophy and Licentiate in Science (Economics and Business Administration). Aalto University School of Business offers a four-year doctoral programme in English. The degree offered is Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration. The program has 12 specialization areas: Organization and Management, Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management Science, Finance, Economics, Business Law, Logistics, Information Systems Science and Organizational Communication. New doctoral candidates are admitted once a year. The deadline for applications is normally in January. The doctoral program is thoroughly international in many ways. The faculty comprises professors eg. from USA, Germany, New Zealand, Russia and Norway, apart from outstanding Finnish scholars. Almost one quarter of the students come from outside Finland. The language of instruction is English and most doctoral dissertation are published and defended in English. The pre-examiners and opponents of dissertations are mostly distinguished professors from well-known universities worldwide. A large number of doctoral candidates carry out part of their research and coursework in foreign universities and publish their research in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals. We consider full-time dedication to doctoral studies vital and therefore have launched a funding program which covers all new students willing to study full-time. Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland and one of the top schools in Europe, established in 1911. It is strongly dedicated to research. The School of Business is located in Central Helsinki. Helsinki has been praised as one of the world's most livable cities eg. by Monocle Magazine and in the Economist Intelligence Unit livability rankings. As for Finland, the country is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life studies. It was the best country in the world according to a Newsweek 2010 study. The departments and professors of the School have longstanding co-operation with other universities worldwide and faculty members have been working as visiting professors eg. in London Business School, EMLYON business School and Erasmus University Rotterdam. The School of Business offers an English-language four-year doctoral programme in Business, Economics and Finance for those seeking academic careers or high level positions in business. Last year 24 doctors graduated from the School. New doctoral students are selected in an application process once a year. As a rule, the doctoral dissertations are written in English and the main results are often published as articles in international refereed scientific journals. In order to guarantee a high international standard the School encourages every doctoral student to publish at least one article in refereed international journals. Consequently, articles have been published in journals like Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science or Journal of Financial Economics. The pre-examiners and opponents of dissertations are normally from well-known universities outside Finland, often European and American. The employment situation of the graduates is very good. [-]

PhD in Probability and Statistics, Econometrics and Financial Mathematics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduates have extensive knowledge from the probability theory, mathematical statistics and optimization, based on abstract mathematics. They are able to make use of new scientific achievements, mathematical methods and modern computational tools, develop them and critically evaluate. [+]

The graduates have extensive knowledge from the probability theory, mathematical statistics and optimization, based on abstract mathematics. They are able to make use of new scientific achievements, mathematical methods and modern computational tools, develop them and critically evaluate. Thanks to a deep learning of probabilistic and statistical models they are ready for a creative work in biomedicine, industry and agriculture. Those oriented to economical backgroud contribute to the modelling of complex economical systems. They are recommended for an academic career, research and development. They can find employment in economic and financial practice, insurance, banking and advisory companies. Tuition Fee: 6000€ [-]

PhD in Mathematical Sciences

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

The Göttingen math department offers excellent and manifold opportunities for pursuing a career towards a doctoral degree. Students are integrated into the international and inspiring environment of the department. The spectrum of possible Ph.D research topics ranges from pure over applied mathematics to mathematical statistics. [+]

PhDs in Finance. Description of Study Program The Göttingen math department offers excellent and manifold opportunities for pursuing a career towards a doctoral degree. Students are integrated into the international and inspiring environment of the department. The spectrum of possible Ph.D research topics ranges from pure over applied mathematics to mathematical statistics. Ph.D projects may also be interdisciplinary, with close connections to other disciplines, such as mathematical physics or biophysics. For more information about the various research topics of the Göttingen math department, please consult the faculty homepages. The Ph.D program usually takes three years. During the entire program, doctoral candidates are students of the University of Göttingen. Aside from the research program, Ph.D candidates are additionally required to attend lectures and seminars in order to broaden their knowledge and to acquire new skills. Ph.D students are also expected to present their research results at international conferences and workshops. Ph.D students are integrated into the research activities of up to two research groups. Ph.D students are guided through their program by a thesis committee (comprised of three faculty members) for quality insurance. If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D in mathematics in Göttingen, please contact a faculty member in order to inquire about open position and financial support. Programme name: Mathematical Sciences (Ph.D.) Degree: Ph.D. or Dr. rer. nat. Standard period of study: 6 semesters Starting semester: Winter or summersemester Admission terms: Limited admissions, application to the faculty Admission requirements: Master in mathematics; application with a master's degree in natural sciences is possible; confirmation of a faculty member to act as an advisor is required Language requirements: Proficiency in written and spoken English is required Application: Contact a faculty member to inquire about open positions [-]

Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance and Management (EFM)

Cracow University of Economics
Campus Part time 3 years October 2017 Poland Kraków

Cracow University of Economics offers innovative part-time Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance and Management (EFM). These studies, conducted entirely in English, are designed for candidates interested in academic research, willing to explore multidisciplinary research opportunities given at the CUE. The aim of the programme is to educate future researchers, teachers and professionals, and to contribute to... [+]

Cracow University of Economics offers innovative part-time Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance and Management (EFM). These studies, conducted entirely in English, are designed for candidates interested in academic research, willing to explore multidisciplinary research opportunities given at the CUE. The aim of the programme is to educate future researchers, teachers and professionals, and to contribute to the development and application of scientific knowledge at an international level. The programme lasts for 3 years (6 semesters); Doctoral students meet four times a year (2 times per semester). Each meeting lasts for three days (Friday-Sunday); Study programme is designed especially for foreign students involved in professional careers – thanks to flexible schedule they can work and live in their place of residence during the whole period of studies; Starting from the first semester doctoral students participate in Ph.D. seminars – individual meetings with selected Ph.D. supervisor; During first and second year Ph.D. students follow methodology subjects, core courses and learn how to write a good research article; During third year Ph.D. students follow courses familiarising them with current research issues (in economics, finance or management) as well as with detailed research methods in chosen fields; Additionally students participate in organization of academic classes; Requirements: master diploma or equivalent and good knowledge of English language (confirmed by a certificate) Part-time doctoral programme characteristics PhD programme leads to obtaining the PhD degree. The main aim of the programme is to write and defend PhD thesis. The thesis should be an innovative and original piece of work which shows student’s contribution to a given field. In order to prepare PhD thesis students should conduct research: prepare and conduct their own research project. Students can use the CUE library’s resources on-line, which enables them to conduct research at home, in their place of residence. Research can be partially conducted at students’ work. Students who stay permanently in Krakow and are not involved in professional career are encouraged to take part in research projects conducted at the CUE. PhD students are obliged to attend and complete courses. To complete courses students have to: take an exam/prepare an essay or project/solve an exercise prepared by lecturer. Classes are held from early morning hours (8/9 am) till late afternoon hours (6/7 pm) During first semester of PhD studies students choose their PhD supervisor. PhD supervisor should be a CUE academic. Each student writes his/her PhD thesis under supervisor’s guidance. Students should work intensively with their supervisors and meet them as often as possible. During PhD studies students are required to publish articles. At least one article should be written by the end of the first year and published by the end of the second year. Another one should be written by the end of the second year and published by the end of third year. Students prepare articles under PhD supervisor guidance. Articles may be published at one of the CUE’s journals. Students may choose, however, a different journal (Polish or international) to publish their article. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

UUM Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 14 semesters January 2017 Malaysia Kedah + 1 more

The PhD programme at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB), UUM College of Business is a full research program in which students are assessed based on the thesis produced at the end of their study period. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

 

The program is a full research program in which students are assessed based on the thesis produced at the end of their study period. The program aims to produce graduates who are capable of becoming scholarly researchers and making original contribution to knowledge in their specific field of study.

As part of our commitment in becoming a center of excellence for business and management education, students may choose to specialize in any of the various business fields such as Management, Accounting, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Islamic Banking and Finance, Marketing, Technology Management, Operations Management, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resource Management.... [-]


Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation

WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Campus Full time October 2017 Austria Vienna

The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion (DIBT) offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing them to conduct research on international business taxation. [+]

Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation

 

The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion (DIBT) offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing them to conduct research on international business taxation. DIBT provides high-quality interdis­ciplinary training for graduates in the field of interna­tional taxation, including and combining the disciplines of public finance, international tax law and cross-bor­der tax management.

 

DIBT focuses on high-quality academic education and internationally competitive research. It is aimed at the future elite of scholars and provides interdisciplinary training in taxation of enterprises‘ cross-border activi­ties, drawing on and combining the core disciplines public finance, international tax law, and cross-border tax management. By then expanding tax training to non-traditional yet highly relevant disciplines such as economic psychology, history, political science, ethics, and legal philosophy as well as organizational behavior and decision making, a broadening of horizons and a more comprehensive approach to research questions is achieved.... [-]


PhD Actuarial Science

University of Kent, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

There's an active seminar programme involving a wide range of speakers and members of the PhD community regularly attend/present their work at leading conferences and institutes. [+]

PhDs in Finance. PhD Actuarial Science There's a robust research environment at Kent in the fields of Finance and Actuarial Science. Areas of research include financial modelling and estimation, quantification of diversification benefits, quantifying financial risks, and derivatives pricing. There's an active seminar programme involving a wide range of speakers and members of the PhD community regularly attend/present their work at leading conferences and institutes. The PhD in Actuarial Science offers the opportunity to begin or consolidate your research career under the guidance of internationally renowned researchers and professionals in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS). The School has a strong reputation for world-class research and a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students. The Centre for Actuarial Science, Risk and Investment (CASRI) was recently set up within SMSAS to reflect the widening scope of the teaching and research of the staff. Areas of research interest include economic capital and risk management for financial services firms, mortality and longevity modelling, longevity indices and markets. Other research topics include genetics and insurance, insurance economics, pensions and corporate reporting. Course structure The PhD in Actuarial Science offers the opportunity to begin or consolidate your research career under the guidance of internationally renowned researchers and professionals at SMSAS. The School has a strong reputation for world-class research and a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students. Research areas Areas of interest include economic capital and risk management for financial services firms, and all areas of mortality and longevity research. Other research topics in the School include genetics and insurance, insurance economics, pensions and corporate reporting. Genetics and insurance risk Advances in human genetics, and medical sciences in general, have led to many gene discoveries; a number of single-gene disorders have been successfully identified and studied in detail. Researchers are now increasingly focusing on common multifactorial genetic disorders such as cancer, heart attack and stroke, caused by interaction of genes and environmental factors. It is important for the insurance industry to understand the full implications of these latest developments. First, can an insurer justify charging different premium rates to different risk groups? Second, if insurers are not allowed to discriminate between individuals based on their genes, by regulation or by law, is there a risk of adverse selection? From a public policy perspective, regulators and governments face the dilemma of whether to regulate against genetic underwriting or to allow market economies to take their own course. On one hand, there is a moral obligation not to discriminate against individuals for their genetic make-up. On the other hand, risk of adverse selection against insurance firms cannot be ruled out altogether. Maintaining an appropriate balance between the two is key. Economic capital and financial risk management Financial services firms are in the business of accepting risks on behalf of their customers. Customers do not always have the time or expertise to handle financial risks on their own, so they pass these on to financial services firms. However, even the most reputable firms can sometimes get it wrong, so it is fundamentally important for all stakeholders that financial services firms hold an appropriate amount of capital calculated on a robust scientific basis, to back the risks they are running. Economic capital can provide answers by specifying a unifying approach to calculating risk-based capital for any firm in the financial services sector. Fees As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Actuarial Science - PhD at Canterbury: Full-time: £3996 UK/EU; £12450 Overseas Part-time: £1998 UK/EU; £6240 Overseas Key facts Subject area: Actuarial Science Award: PhD Course type: Research Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Attendance mode: Campus Duration: Three to four years full-time, five to six years part-time Start: September Accredited by: Institute and Faculty of Actuaries [-]

PhD in Accounting and Finance

Durham University Business School
Campus Full time July 2017 United Kingdom Durham

Over the past few years our research has been published in a range of quality journals. Subjects include financial reporting and disclosure, auditing quality, corporate governance, corporate ownership structure, public accounting, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, the accountancy profession, accounting history, Islamic accounting and finance and accounting education. [+]

The PhD is the highest academic degree and as such Durham graduates are in demand for academic posts in leading universities and top business schools; for business and management consultancy in commerce and industry; and for senior management roles in private sector organisations and government institutions. Whatever your goals, the Durham PhD gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study. It attracts exceptional students of the highest calibre, and in conjunction with scholars internationally-renowned for their research and thought leadership, the PhD programme at Durham University Business School is both challenging and stimulating. As part of our vibrant and welcoming research-led community, you will work alongside a diverse faculty of research students and international academics to develop a critical command of your subject. You will cultivate high-level skills of analysis and appraisal, be able to use a range of research methodologies, and will work independently. As the Financial Landscape shifts, we are looking for ways to Over the past few years our research has been published in a range of quality journals. Subjects include financial reporting and disclosure, auditing quality, corporate governance, corporate ownership structure, public accounting, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, the accountancy profession, accounting history, Islamic accounting and finance and accounting education. We also look to increase understanding of the social, economic and political interactions arising through the practice of accounting and auditing. And, through collaboration with leading firms, we are closing the gap that has emerged between academic accounting research and the real world of accountancy practice. Staff Omneya Abdelsalam Professor of Accounting & Islamic Finance Carol Adams Professor of Accounting Danny Chow Lecturer in Accounting Gavin D'Northwood Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting, MSc Accounting Programme Director Rob Dixon Professor of Management Accounting Laurence Ferry Senior Lecturer in Accounting Stuart Green Teaching Fellow in Accounting Anne Hall Teaching Fellow - Accounting Terry Harris Teaching Fellow in Accounting Nor Kadir Teaching Fellow in Accounting Francine Le Saint Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting Jan (Sarah) Loughran Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting and Employability Co-ordinator David Mccollum-Oldroyd Head of Department of Accounting Tom Mclean Senior Lecturer in Accounting Amir Michael Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting/Course Director BSc Accounting Anthony Miller Lecturer in Accounting Beth Picton Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting Riham Rizk Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting Richard Slack Professor of Accounting John Zhang Lecturer in Accounting PhD: Take the next step We have two intakes each year, in October and January. Closing dates for applications are: January 2017 intake: 31 October 2016 October 2017 intake: 31 July 2017 For PhD Integrated Studies (full time) there is one intake per year in October. The closing date is 31 July. What do I need first? English language requirements: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS 7.0 (no element below 6.5) or Pearson Test of English Overall Score 70+ (No element below 62). Please note that these can be no more than 2 years old at the month the programme starts, eg. for a programme commencing in October 2014 the IELTS or PTE test must have been taken in or after October 2012). Further information about acceptable tests. For UK students: A Masters degree, normally with a mark of at least 65% in your Masters dissertation. For non-UK students: A degree that is equivalent to a UK Masters. You also need to have completed and passed (at a level equivalent to at least 65%) a dissertation module. Check the full list of equivalent qualifications. It is important that your general research interests match those of at least one member of our academic staff. For information on the range of expertise and experience of our academic faculty and details of their research interests, see Our People. If you have any questions about finding a potential supervisor, we’re happy to help. Please get in touch with the Research Admissions Team. The Application Process Successful application is based on your ability to meet the entry requirements, your research proposal and the School's capacity to provide relevant supervision for your research. Our admissions process follows three stages: Stage One Please ensure that: you meet our entry requirements (above) you can meet the financial requirements of the programme you have your research proposal ready. Stage Two Applications should be made using the on-line application form. You will be asked for the following information: academic qualifications and career to date an outline of your research interests the names and addresses of two academic referees any specific support needs you may have (see Disability Support) your chosen College. (If you wish to read for a full-time programme you must become a member of one of our Colleges as well as being accepted by a department. The following documents should also be submitted online as part of your application. Without these documents your application cannot be processed: Research proposal of 1500-2000 words. Please submit your proposal within the section of the online application entitled 'Other Relevant Experience'. However, if your research proposal contains tables or equations, please upload your document via the 'supporting documents' section under 'Scholarships/Other'. Advice on writing a research proposal. A 300-500 word abstract giving a summary of the Research Proposal Copies of certificates of degrees awarded (up to 3 may be uploaded) Copies of transcripts of modules studied (up to 3 may be uploaded) Evidence of proficiency in English (where this is not your first language) Two references, one of which must be academic.(Reference letters should be emailed directly to us by your referees using the downloadable reference form.) Download the reference form Your Curriculum Vitae. If you have any problems attaching your supporting documents to your online application, you may email them to us. Stage Three We will process your application on the basis of all the information provided and will normally let you know our decision within four to six weeks. In certain circumstances we may need to request further information. A successful application will be sent to Durham University's Student Recruitment and Admissions Office (SRAO) with a recommendation for approval. (We will contact you direct if we are unable to recommend your application for approval.) The SRAO is responsible for approving all postgraduate applications. You should be aware that approval by the SRAO is not a formality and that in some cases where we recommended approval, the SRAO will be unable to support this. Until you receive an offer from the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office, you have not received a formal offer of a place. [-]

PhD in Management - Finance

Telfer School of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Ottawa

Multidisciplinary, holistic and forward-looking, the Telfer PhD in Management program is unique, challenging and carries high expectations for students. Students who choose to specialize in Finance will examine the theoretical and analytical basis of corporate finance, financial instruments, portfolio management, inter-temporal trade-offs, asset valuation and risk management. The field provides students from business, economics and other related disciplines with a means to pursue doctoral studies. [+]

PhDs in Finance. The Telfer PhD in Management is designed the shape visionary, influential thinkers who have a positive impact on the lives of people, organizations and communities through their research. Our students work on their research in collaboration with internationally renowned professors. We share with our students the expertise of our researchers, their extensive networks, and their partnerships with organizations in local, national, and international business communities. Our mission is to consistently maintain high-quality research networks – and to put our students at the centre of everything. The Telfer PhD offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of five fields: Accounting and Control Entrepreneurship Finance Health Systems Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources Finance is a core discipline within the Telfer School of Management. Students examine the theoretical and analytical basis of corporate finance, financial instruments, portfolio management, inter-temporal trade-offs, asset valuation and risk management. The field provides students from business, economics and other related disciplines with a means to pursue doctoral studies. Finance as a specialty The PhD in Management offers students the opportunity to focus on one of five specialties: Accounting and Control, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Systems and Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources. Students who choose to specialize in Finance will examine the theoretical and analytical basis of corporate finance, financial instruments, portfolio management, inter-temporal trade-offs, asset valuation and risk management. The field provides students from business, economics and other related disciplines with a means to pursue graduate studies. Program Highlights At the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, we are committed to providing our students with all the tools to succeed. Our students work on their research in collaboration with internationally renowned professors. We share with our students the expertise of our researchers, their extensive networks, and their partnerships with organizations in local, national, and international business communities. Our mission is to consistently maintain high-quality research networks – and to put our students at the centre of everything. The Doctoral Leadership Development Program offers seminars, special workshops and activities focused on personal and professional development. These activities assist in the holistic development of doctoral candidates. Additional workshops are also made available through the Altitude Program. In addition to workshops, the Telfer School of Management is lucky to host several research talks every year. We currently host the Management Research Seminar Series, and the Health Systems Research Seminar Series. All doctoral students are invited to make at least one thesis-related presentation to the Telfer School of Management Research Seminar Series. Multidisciplinary research is also an inherent part of the PhD in Management. All students, regardless of specialization, examine the multidisciplinary nature of management decision-making. Telfer students push beyond the traditional knowledge boundaries and incorporate knowledge from other disciplines embracing emerging and sometimes conflicting paradigms including sustainability, responsible management and the need to balance environmental, economic and social outcomes. Finally, a teaching practicum is offered and encouraged regardless of the student’s intended career. The ability to teach is an important skill for both academic and non-academic careers. Students are also encouraged to enroll in the University of Ottawa’s Certificate in University Teaching. Admission Requirements To be considered for admission in the PhD in Management in the field of Accounting and Control, students must Hold a master’s degree with thesis in finance or a relevant discipline with a solid understanding of finance theory and how it applies to financial management; Have and admission average of at least 8.0/10 (A-) calculated in accordance with the University of Ottawa regulations; Submit their results in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Show English proficiency; The deadline to apply is January 15. Please visit our website for more information regarding the application process. Funding Our students have access to a wide range of awards, scholarships and other means of financial support such as: Admission scholarships, excellence scholarships and travel grants; Grants and research contracts that enable our professors to hire research assistants; Teaching and research assistantships sponsored by the Telfer School of Management; Excellence scholarships provided by organizations such as Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and Canadian Institutes of Health Research. For more information about scholarships and financial support, please visit the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website. [-]