19 PhD Programs in Finance

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… Read more

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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Xiamen University - Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics
Xiamen , China

The international doctoral programs in economics and finance at WISE & SOE, XMU are designed to attract international students with clear academic interests and motivation ... +

The international doctoral programs in economics and finance at WISE & SOE, XMU are designed to attract international students with clear academic interests and motivations, who would like to carry out their master and/or doctoral studies in China. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Sep 2020
01 Jun 2020
Campus
 
INCEIF The Global University of Islamic Finance
Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

PhD in Islamic Finance will enable candidates to develop the technical and intellectual ability needed to pursue research across a broad range of areas in Islamic finance. INC ... +

PhD in Islamic Finance will enable candidates to develop the technical and intellectual ability needed to pursue research across a broad range of areas in Islamic finance. INCEIF’s PhD programme is industry-driven but yet based on strong academic fundamentals. -
PhD
Full-time
English
September 2020
Campus
 
University of Texas Arlington
Arlington , USA

The Department of Finance and Real Estate admits a cohort batch of doctoral students in finance in the fall semester of every alternate year. The size of the batch depends on ... +

The Department of Finance and Real Estate admits a cohort batch of doctoral students in finance in the fall semester of every alternate year. The size of the batch depends on funding as well as the competitive pool of applicants. The students take predefined coursework in major and supporting fields for approximately two years followed by a written and oral comprehensive examination. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
August 2020
15 Mar 2019
Campus
 
Kadir Has University
Istanbul , Turkey

Kadir Has University Finance and Banking Doctorate (Ph.D.) Program serves individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in finance either as an academic in universities ... +

Kadir Has University Finance and Banking Doctorate (Ph.D.) Program serves individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in finance either as an academic in universities or as a professional in finance sector institutions and organizations. Considering the value of time, students must select courses according to the specialization that they seek to achieve a maximum possible benefit in their learning and thesis research endeavors. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
September 2020
02 Aug 2019
Campus
 
Yasar University
Izmir , Turkey

The field of Finance is one of the disciplines that provide many high-quality job opportunities all around the world. The demand for the study of Finance is increasing, which ... +

The field of Finance is one of the disciplines that provide many high-quality job opportunities all around the world. The demand for the study of Finance is increasing, which in turn, increases the need for academicians specializing in Finance. Additionally, the development of new complex financial products and instruments has triggered a profound change in the practice of Finance, necessitating more researchers and managers with quantitative skills that can be obtained during a Ph.D. study. The Ph.D. program in Finance aims to satisfy the needs of both the academic world and the capital markets for highly-qualified researchers and managers. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
27 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

Why our APU Ph.D. by Research Programme? You will be assigned to a group of highly qualified supervisors; Wide range of latest research areas in the fields of computing and bu ... +

Why our APU Ph.D. by Research Programme? You will be assigned to a group of highly qualified supervisors; Wide range of latest research areas in the fields of computing and business administration areas; We have our regular research workshops, colloquium, and seminars facilitated by local and international academicians and professionals; Comprehensive Student Support Services; Resourceful online databases. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
January 2020
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The PhD programme in Finance strives to prepare students to make significant research contributions on topics such as corporate finance, financial contracts and institutions, ... +

The PhD programme in Finance strives to prepare students to make significant research contributions on topics such as corporate finance, financial contracts and institutions, asset pricing, market microstructure, derivatives, and international financial markets. The finance faculty works closely with students in helping them develop research topics and conduct academic research at a level that can be published in the top academic journals. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
University of Pardubice
Pardubice II , Czech Republic

The Regional and Public Economics doctoral study programme trains students to become experts in the field and to participate in and manage economics in the public sector and i ... +

The Regional and Public Economics doctoral study programme trains students to become experts in the field and to participate in and manage economics in the public sector and in regional development. Graduates acquire a deep knowledge of economics, economy, and management with an emphasis on public sector and regional work. Graduates work in top management positions in the field of public administration, state administration, in regional municipalities, and in economic branches of the public sector. Some graduates find careers in EU bodies and institutions. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
01 Sep 2020
31 Mar 2020
Campus
 
ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Lisbon , Portugal + 1 More

The Ph.D. 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 beco ... +

The Ph.D. 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. -
PhD
Part-time
Portuguese
01 Sep 2020
25 Feb 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom + 1 More

Graduate students in the PhD programme of the School of Finance and Management study towards the University of London PhD. To be considered for the PhD programme in finance or ... +

Graduate students in the PhD programme of the School of Finance and Management study towards the University of London PhD. To be considered for the PhD programme in finance or management students must already have completed a good Masters degree in a relevant discipline and been awarded high grades. They must also submit an initial research proposal that demonstrates an aptitude for academic research. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg , South Africa

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

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. -
PhD
Full-time
2 years
English
January 2020
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Prague , Czech Republic

The program is based on a mathematical background, which involves probability theory, stochastic processes, mathematical and computational statistics, optimization, econometri ... +

The program is based on a mathematical background, which involves probability theory, stochastic processes, mathematical and computational statistics, optimization, econometrics, operational research, financial and insurance mathematics. The connected creative work is represented especially by the basic mathematical research, and partly by applications, e.g. in finance and insurance. The doctoral students enhance their knowledge in advanced courses and seminars, according to their individual study plans. Under the supervision of their advisor, they provide research work in a given topic and publish their results and presents them at scientific conferences. The study branch will prepare experts who can become successors of faculty professors, others will profit from their mathematical thought in practice. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
October 2020
28 Feb 2019
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Cracow University of Economics
Kraków , Poland

The Cracow University of Economics offers innovative part-time Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance, and Management (EFM). These studies, conducted entirely in English, are des ... +

The 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... -
PhD
Part-time
3 years
English
October 2020
Campus
 
Stockholm School of Economics
Stockholm , Sweden

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 peopl ... +

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 traveling 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 to change. -
PhD
5 years
English
01 Aug 2020
01 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Eastern Mediterranean University Faculty of Business and Economics
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus , Cyprus + 1 More

The Ph.D in Finance provides students the opportunity to specialize in the field of finance and banking by offering graduate courses and thesis at the doctoral level. The prog ... +

The Ph.D in Finance provides students the opportunity to specialize in the field of finance and banking by offering graduate courses and thesis at the doctoral level. The program is designed to provide a strong foundation in financial theory as well as applied financial econometrics skills. -
PhD
Full-time
2 years
English
September 2020
Campus