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 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. [+]

PhDs in Finance. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]

Doctoral Programme of Science in Business, Economics and Finance

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

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... [-]

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. ... [-]

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 in Economics | Finance

Nova School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

Our program aims at attracting the very best students in economics and finance. Our commitment is to train our PhD students to become highly qualified independent researchers. Our PhD graduates are familiar with the state-of-the-art of both theoretical and empirical tools in economics and finance. [+]

Our program aims at attracting the very best students in economics and finance. Our commitment is to train our PhD students to become highly qualified independent researchers. Our PhD graduates are familiar with the state-of-the-art of both theoretical and empirical tools in economics and finance. They are able to advance the frontier of research and provide evidence-based policy recommendations. Nova SBE PhD graduates systematically suit positions in competitive international academia and research institutions. Our students are also prepared to fill top positions in business companies, financial institutions, and governmental organizations. By choosing our PhD program, you become an important link in an exciting research environment. At Nova SBE, we promote the inclusion of our PhD candidates in the research projects of our faculty, as we believe that the quality of our doctoral training and that of our research are intimately connected. Nova SBE has a high degree of internationalization that reflects in research publications, co-authorships, and integration in top research networks. In the last five years, the School published 402 papers in international refereed journals plus 33 FT45 articles, in a wide range of subject fields in economics and finance. Nova SBE hosts weekly seminars with invited speakers from North American and European top departments, giving the students the opportunity to interact with active international scholars. The current Nova SBE faculty includes 27 international members, from 15 different nationalities, trained in the very top universities. Nova SBE has a tenure-track system and recruits in the international researcher job market on... [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Finance. 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... [-]

PhD

University of Dubai
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

By the end of the PhD program, the candidate is expected to have fulfilled the following learning objectives: Develop key pioneering research questions that can be explored empirically to provide innovative and creative solutions to specific problems; Explore advanced theoretical knowledge to develop research skills through original research; Integrate advanced knowledge into managerial and organizational contexts and roles; Prepare for teaching responsibilities in higher education (for those who expect to enter the teaching profession) [+]

PhD The University of Dubai was recently reaccredited by AACSB International USA. Accreditation by the AACSB is one of the highest forms of international recognition a university can receive. The University of Dubai therefore takes its place within the community of world leaders in business education (only about 5% of universities/business schools worldwide are granted this accreditation). The University of Dubai is also accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR), UAE. The PhD Program Objectives By the end of the PhD program, the candidate is expected to have fulfilled the following learning objectives: Develop key pioneering research questions that can be explored empirically to provide innovative and creative solutions to specific problems Explore advanced theoretical knowledge to develop research skills through original research Integrate advanced knowledge into managerial and organizational contexts and roles Prepare for teaching responsibilities in higher education (for those who expect to enter the teaching profession) Unique Features of the University of Dubai PhD AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of a high-quality PhD program The program’s focusis on applied business research, making it relevant to the growth of the UAE/GCC/MEA economies The program is delivered by well-trained, highly qualified faculty at UD’s College of Business Administration as well as visiting professors from overseas institutions collaborating with UD. Thus, diversity and international expertise become part of the student’s learning experience Students are exposed to UAE culture and the global business environment, which enriches their experience as doctoral students Instructional resources are available through... [-]

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 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. [+]

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 and statistical models... [-]

Doctor of Commerce in Economics

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Alice

The PhD degree in Economics degree programme enables candidates to choose a research topic from any field of specialization in Economics, such as general economics, transport economics, and financial markets. [+]

PhDs in Finance. The PhD degree in Economics degree programme enables candidates to choose a research topic from any field of specialization in Economics, such as general economics, transport economics, and financial markets. [-]

PhD in Finance

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The PhD program 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. [+]

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. The PhD program 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. The finance faculty also collaborates with students on joint research projects. The program aims to place its graduates in academic positions at top research institutions. The following is a list of institutions where recent... [-]

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 ... [-]

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. [+]

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; & Submission of a... [-]

PhD in Finances

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 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... [-]