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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Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Finance (PhD)

INCEIF The Global University of Islamic Finance
Campus Full time September 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The PhD programme is industry-driven and is based on strong academic fundamentals, emphasising robust and rigorous knowledge in Islamic finance. [+]

PhDs in Finance. The PhD programme is industry-driven and is based on strong academic fundamentals, emphasising robust and rigorous knowledge in Islamic finance. On campus study Our campus is close to the city center of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; one of the most vibrant Islamic financial markets in the world. The industry is supported by numerous government initiatives to further strengthen the country’s position as an international Islamic financial centre. PhD candidates benefit from access to a wide range of local courses and seminars. In addition, INCEIF also has close relationship with Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) and Islamic financial institutions locally and internationally. PhD candidates are encouraged, at an early stage in their programme, to participate in local and international workshops and conferences. The Malaysian Advantage Experience Islamic Finance in action in the cradle of modern Islamic Finance where strong regulatory support has resulted in a robust industry. Network with Industry Experts In addition to attending regular classes and tutorials, students interact with industry experts during the regular industry talks where invited industry speakers give presentations on the practical aspects of Islamic Finance. Entry Requirements PhD by Coursework and Dissertation Masters degree or equivalent from a recognised institution of higher learning; Applicants for PhD by Coursework and Dissertation must submit an essay on career development/goal not exceeding 3 pages; arial font size 12, double-spaced. PhD by Research Masters degree or equivalent from a recognised institution of higher learning; A minimum 5 years work experience in financial institutions; &... [-]

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... [-]

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... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

UUM Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 14 semesters January 2018 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.... [-]


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... [-]

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... [-]

PhD Programme

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 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. [+]

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 USD 52 500. NHH provides generous research funds for travelling and conference participation, and a bonus system for publications in top international journals. ... [-]

PhD in Finances

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding and application of a topic in the broader field of finance. [+]

PhDs in Finance. The candidate should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding and application of a topic in the broader field of finance. Through the doctoral thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of and insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying candidates would also display competence in the application of related research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based financially orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and finance related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Finance and Investment Management. Admission to the doctoral programme is subject to the successful defence of a research proposal. The research proposal should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and Investment Management for this purpose. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

PhD in Probability and Statistics, Econometrics and Financial Mathematics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 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. [+]

PhDs in Finance. Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates 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... [-]

PhD in Economics

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Department of Economics of SOAS has become one of the most outstanding sites for undertaking a research degree. [+]

PhD in Economics The Department of Economics of SOAS has become one of the most outstanding sites for undertaking a research degree: The Department offers unique research training opportunities both through its dedicated research student seminar series and the wide-ranging set of courses taught its MSc programmes. These range from economic theory, to political economy of development and are oriented around a range of theoretical, to political economy of development and are oriented around a range of theoretical, empirical and policy issues. Its special subject options provide the highest level of expertise on a large number of topics. First year research students benefit from a programme of research student training in political economy, methods and methodologies, different schools of thought, and receive formal training sessions on how to do fieldwork. The training needs of each research students are individually assessed and provided for though a combination of generally available courses and individual tuition. Departmental staff have rich experience in supervising research degree students, matched by their success in bringing students' theses to timely completion. Whilst the Department has a strong commitment to early completion of theses, it also considers it has a responsibility to see that all of its research students obtain a broader training than in their narrowly-defined topic and that they gain skills in theoretical, empirical and policy analysis, in the writing and communication of research results, and in evaluating the work of others. Research students are expected to form part of the academic community of the Department,... [-]

PhD in Banking and Finance

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time March 2017 Nigeria Benin City

Igbinedion university Okada was the first private university in Nigeria with registration certificate No. 001 presented to the founder/proprietor and the honourable chancellor, Sir (Dr) Chief Gabriel 0. Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin kingdom, by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 10th of May 1999. The University, however, began its academic operations on 5111 October 1999 with 112 students. [+]

PhDs in Finance. Igbinedion university Okada was the first private university in Nigeria with registration certificate No. 001 presented to the founder/proprietor and the honourable chancellor, Sir (Dr) Chief Gabriel 0. Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin kingdom, by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 10th of May 1999. The University, however, began its academic operations on 5111 October 1999 with 112 students. Within the span of thirteen academic sessions from 1999/2000 to 2012/2013 the University has attracted students not only in Nigeria but also from other countries. In particular, the University has attracted students from all 36 states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja as well as from foreign countries. The staff mix of the university also reflects this national spread or federal character and, right from its inception to-date, the University always has a good number of foreign nationals among its teaching and non-teaching staff thus, Igbinedion University Okada can be rightly described as one having a strong federal character, one with strong attraction for students within and outside Nigeria, a university of choice with a difference, and a private university with a clear vision, strong sense of mission and objectives poised to take its place gradually in the comity of similar Ivy Leaque Universities in the UK and the USA. Mission Of The University To pursue excellence in teaching, research and scholarship through the provision of unequaled range of facilities and opportunities for education, training and employment for all those able to benefit without any... [-]

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... [-]

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... [+]

PhDs in Finance. 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... [-]