The Finance concentration within the Ph.D. Programme in Management in cooperation with the Ph.D. Programme in Economics and Finance is a highly competitive programme worldwide.
The curriculum of "Finance" includes not only the theory of finance but also the fundamentals of financial services and its institutions. Our large Finance faculty and the resources devoted to the Ph.D. programme allow for a broad range of electives that makes specialisations in derivatives, mathematical methods or advanced asset pricing theory possible.
Graduates of the Finance concentration qualify for an international academic career or obtain highly skilled positions in investment banks, asset management or consulting firms in leading financial centres around the world.
The Finance concentration offers either a standard track or a scientific track. The programme is offered in English.
The current specialization in Finance of the PhD Program in Management will be replaced by the new PhD Program in Finance as of August 1, 2013. Within the scope of the new Curriculum of the PhD in Finance two new compulsory courses (Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing) as well as six elective courses need to be completed.
Please refer to the PIF website for more information. As of fall term 2013 the compulsory courses of the specialization in Finance will not be offered anymore. The transitional regulations for the PhD Program in Management with the specialization in Finance are as follows:
- Students who are enrolled in the specialization in Finance and who have completed all their courses of the coursework stage by the end of spring term 2013 will complete their studies in the PhD Program in Management with specialization in Finance.
- Students who have not yet completed all their courses by the end of spring term 2013 shall switch to the new Regulations. Any coursework done previously shall be credited as core electives.