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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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University of Texas Arlington

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 depend ... [+]

The Finance Department will accept applications for new students for Fall 2019. The early application deadline is January 15, 2019.

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.

The Department of Finance and Real Estate at UTA is committed to providing one of the highest quality finance programs in Texas. Located in the center of the Dallas/FortWorth Metroplex, UTA is in the midst of a dynamic employment market. The Department of Finance and Real Estate at UTA has ten full-time faculty. The department offers a full complement of classes in corporate finance, investments, financial institutions and capital markets, and international finance. The opportunity exists for students to participate in the finance industry through internships and part-time employment while continuing their business education. Firms hiring finance students focus on many issues including managerial finance, banking, investment, brokerage, international money markets, insurance, personal financial planning, and mortgage activities. Firms hiring real estate students focus on topics such as environmental consulting, property tax, investment consulting, property development and management, property financing, mortgage banking, appraisal and valuation, site location analysis, and syndication. The departmental student organizations have ranked among the top student organizations in the country and have been placed... [-]

USA Arlington
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Cracow University of Economics

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

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 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 esp... [-]
Poland Kraków
October 2019
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Xiamen University - Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics

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

PhDs in Finance.

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.

WISE focuses on high-quality economics and finance education, frontier research, and intensive international academic exchanges and cooperation. With excellent faculty members recruited from top overseas universities, all degree programs are conducted in English based on the international common standard.

WISE & SOE offer four doctoral programs for international students:... [-]

China Xiamen
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Kadir Has University

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 universi ... [+]

Kadir Has University's 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. The program consists of compulsory courses along with major-field and open-field selective courses. The major-field selective courses are those that are marked by FB course codes, whereas open-field selective courses are the ones that are offered by the other major fields of Kadir Has University’s School of Graduate Studies. In line, students can enroll too in graduate courses in related disciplines like economics, law, business management, communications, engineering, and management information systems. After successful completion of their course works, students must pass the qualifying examination of the program and then conduct thesis research towards a Ph.D. thesis ending with a successful thesis defense and approval.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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

The mission of the Department of Finance is to produce world-class research, deliver first-rate finance education, and contribute to the financial development of Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the Asia-Pacific region. The Department now has more than 20 full-time regular and visiting faculty members who are actively engaged in research and provide high-quality teaching. We also attract international renowned scholars and experienced industry practitioners to contribute to our research and teaching activities.

The Department has made remarkable achievements since its inception. It has been consistently ranked No. 1 in research in the Asia-Pacific region, and in the top 25 in the world by the FMA-ASU (Financial Management Association at Arizona State University) Finance research rankings. Because of the quality of its faculty, the Department has quickly gained an international reputation for its research, as well as a local reputation for its expertise in corporate finance, derivatives, and the local and regional financial markets.... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

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 a ... [+]

Why our APU Ph.D. by Research Programme? You will be assigned to a group of highly qualified supervisors. A 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. Duration:Full-time (3-5 years)Part-time ( 5-7 years) Award:APU, Malaysia Course Fees:RM 45,000 (USD 10,720) Application Process

Ideally, students work with potential supervisors to develop a proposal.

*Supervisory sessions consist of 4 elements as appropriate to the candidate’s background:... [-]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 years
Campus
SMC University

The PhD / Doctorate in Finance provides an in-depth study of the strategic financial issues in today’s economy and provides a solid base for conducting comprehensive rese ... [+]

An in-depth study of the strategic financial issues in today’s economy The Ph.D. / Doctorate in Finance provides an in-depth study of the strategic financial issues in today’s economy and provides a solid base for conducting comprehensive research in the field.

EXCEL IN THE DYNAMIC FINANCE FIELD

The Ph.D. / Doctorate in Finance is being offered jointly and as a dual degree program by SMC University and Universidad Central de Nicaragua. The Ph.D. / Doctorate in Finance provides an in-depth study of the strategic financial issues in today’s economy and provides a solid base for conducting comprehensive research in the field. The courses created and the issues raised typically have a theoretical, mathematical and business application. The Ph.D. / Doctorate of Finance is ideal for individuals with very strong financial backgrounds and previous financial education who wish to excel in this very dynamic field. This dual degree program is also aimed at university, university college, polytechnics lecturers who seek a thorough foundation for an academic career provided by a Ph.D. degree. UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua was founded in 1997 as a private Nicaraguan university in Managua, Nicaragua. It was accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Universidades and received the status of a fully autonomous university with unrestricted degree awarding authority by Act of Parliament and by the award of the fully autonomous university status by Decree of the President of Nicaragua.... [-]

Switzerland Zug
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

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 b ... [+]

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 unique opportunity to obtain a dual degree in Finance and Economics with our partner university - University of Delaware Application Deadlines ... [-]
Portugal Lisbon
September 2019
Portuguese
3 - 3 years
Campus
EUCLID (Euclid University)

EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with university mandate, offers to select students from the ... [+]

OVERVIEW:

EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with university mandate, offers to select students from the general public an external (distance or online) degree program called EUCLID DIFE: Ph.D. in Islamic Economics and Finance. It is the only degree program in Islamic Finance organized by an international intergovernmental organization who is a partner of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (now ICCIA) and of the Islamic Development Bank, both OIC institutions. Enrollment is open to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

ACADEMIC PRESENTATION:

This Ph.D. represents at least 90 US credit hours of academic coursework beyond the Bachelor's, in compliance with international standards. It is assumed that students will transfer 35 graduate credits, and the doctoral dissertation counts for 25 credits. As a result, most incoming students are expected to obtain 35 credits during the phase of pre-dissertation coursework. The overall purpose of this Ph.D. is to provide an academically sound and institutional credible path to build on the student's background and experience in Islamic Finance. The Ph.D. is concerned with the philosophical and religious foundations of Islamic Economics and Finance, notably in contrast with the Western model. Students are expected to read a considerable amount of material to acquire a broad understanding of the state of Islamic Finance today, notably in terms of national, regional and global policies.... [-]

USA Washington Gambia Gambia Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Online
Yasar University

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, w ... [+]

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, 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.

Program structure

The first year of the Ph.D. program consists of coursework, followed by one year of preparation for the Doctorate Proficiency Examination. After passing the examination successfully, students will begin to write their dissertations, for a total research period of two years.... [-]

Turkey Izmir
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of 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 ... [+]

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 the knowledge of an 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 defense 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 skills and/or... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
Global Humanistic University

GHU's Doctoral programs are available in the native language of GHU students. For this purpose, the GHU has more than 120 Advisors and Professors in over 40 countries spe ... [+]

Get your PhD / DBA

Doctoral programs are available in the native language of GHU students. For this purpose, the GHU has more than 120 Advisors and Professors in over 40 countries speaking a combined 20 languages.

Students can complete the part-time or full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) study program from the GHU in their own native language.

Students will be enrolled at the Global Humanistic University and will receive their degrees (PhD / DBA) from the Global Humanistic University.

Experienced advisors and professors from around the world will assist students throughout the study program and help them achieve their academic goals, right through to the completion of the PhD/DBA... [-]

Curaçao Willemstad
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 years
Online
OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland

PhD in Risk Assessment and Strategic Investment is a qualification where students having a Master’s Degree in the associated fields can further enhance and uplift their k ... [+]

3 TOP UNIVERSITIES = 1 EUROPEAN DOCTORATE All students will have in addition to ABMS Switzerland Doctorate a Joint Doctorate with University of D?browa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University (KNU). ABMS is certified by EFMD EOCCS, the Swiss National Quality for Education (EduQua) and ASIC UK. WSB Is a European state-recognized university and KNU is a European public University founded 200 years ago and ranked among top 500 universities in the world. 3 Top European Universities = Best Virtual/Online Program = 1 Top European Doctorate SWITZERLAND + EU + TOP RANKED 500 Ph.D. in Risk Assessment and Strategic Investment is a qualification where students having a Master’s Degree in the associated fields can further enhance and uplift their knowledge. The main focus is on throwing light upon various decision-making trends related to strategic as well as financial analysis. In the coursework normally priority is given to strategic analysis so that students can become efficient workers in future. The focus is on the methods that are used for assessing risks and carrying their management during the FDI procedures. Actual point to understand here is that making investments in the practical world is never a risk-free practice because of this reason a number of techniques have been developed for controlling the percentage of risks. The main highlights of the Ph.D. program are being mentioned below:... [-]

Switzerland Zürich
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Online
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

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

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.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Vienna Graduate School Of Finance

The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) invites promising students with outstanding academic profiles to apply for our Ph.D. Program in Finance. VGSF is the result o ... [+]

Ph.D. in Finance – The Vienna Graduate School of Finance

The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) invites promising students with outstanding academic profiles to apply for our Ph.D. Program in Finance. VGSF is the result of cooperation between three institutions: The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), the University of Vienna, and the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business).

Key strengths of the program:

The Ph.D. program is a 5-year, full-time program structured into coursework and research. The Ph.D. students benefit from a stimulating research and learning environment and receive continuous guidance from the faculty throughout the duration of the program. At VGSF, you are more than a student; you are a colleague and a member of our community. The faculty members are leading experts in their respective fields and collaborate with renowned professionals and academics from all over the world, who are regularly invited to VGSF for guest lectures or seminars.... [-]

Austria Vienna
September 2019
Full-time
5 years
Campus