Doctoral Degree in Economic Studies in Stockholm in Sweden

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Economic Studies

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

An exciting and unique field, economics and administration involves the study of both the larger economy and individual behavior within that economy. An advanced knowledge of economics plus training in business, finance and public policy afford many career opportunities for experts to assist both public and private sector organizarions.

Sweden (Sverige) is the largest of the Nordic countries, with a population of about 9.5 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund (Öresundsbron). Sweden has a strong tradition of being an open, yet discreet country.

Being the largest city in Sweden, Stockholm has over 1.3 million people in the urban area. The city comprises of several Islands and it is the capital city of Sweden. Stockholm has over 10 universities and colleges.

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PhD in Finance

Stockholm School of Economics
Campus 5 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

Research attracts people for a variety of reasons: the freedom and the flexibility in work, the challenge of solving problems, the stimulating environment of intelligent people, the possibility of travelling the world and meeting with bright minds, the true fascination of research, and the challenge to develop thought leadership in a specific field. Individual differences spur creativity and talent drives change. [+]

PhD Programs in Economic Studies in Stockholm in Sweden.

The PhD Program in Finance is a five-year, full-time, residential program taught in English. SSE does not offer distance learning, or allow for part-time studies.

In order to receive a PhD degree in Finance from SSE, you must earn 240 ECTS. These credits consist of a coursework component (105 ECTS) and a dissertation component (135 ECTS).

In the first year, the coursework component consists of seven courses (45 ECTS) integrated in the SDPE program, and two additional finance courses (15 ECTS). In the second year, the coursework consists of three finance courses (22,5 ECTS), as well as elective courses (22,5 ECTS), where you can take more finance courses, including shorter mini courses on specialized areas in finance, or topic courses in economics. In year 3-5, you will be working on your thesis which is equivalent to 135 ECTS. The program ends with a thesis defense.... [-]


PhD in Economics

Stockholm School of Economics
Campus Full time 5 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The PhD Program in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) combines the advantages of a small department with close and informal connection to faculty, with the breadth of courses and seminars associated with a larger department. [+]

The PhD Program in Economics is a five-year, full-time, residential program taught in English. SSE does not offer distance learning, or allow for part-time studies.

In order to receive a PhD degree in Economics from SSE, you must earn 240 ECTS. These credits consist of a coursework component (105 ECTS) and a dissertation component (135 ECTS).

The core courses (60 ECTS) of the Stockholm Doctoral Course Program in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (SDPE) are compulsory and should be completed in your first year of study. In the second year you can choose from a large selection of elective courses (45 ECTS). In the beginning of your second year of study, you find a subject field for your dissertation and decide on a SSE faculty member for your supervisor; you will be conducting dissertation research in your final two to three years. The program ends with a thesis defense.... [-]