The doctoral program in Finance is targeted towards the pursuit of academic excellence. The Program covers a wide range of subjects including Asset Pricing, Financial Economics, Financial Econometrics, Corporate Finance and Mathematical Finance.
Applicants should have a strong interest in research and the desire to pursue an academic career or to continue their career doing research in Finance within the public or private sector. This program will be part of the Swiss Finance Institute PhD program for the Léman area (University of Geneva, University of Lausanne and EPFL). This doctoral program enrolls 10 to 15 students per year.
The PhD Program in Finance starts with a curriculum of PhD courses. The aim of this intensive course-work is to provide all candidates with a broad and complete education covering the basic building blocks and conceptual tools of finance. Upon admission to the second phase of the program, Swiss Finance Institute PhD students select a thesis topic and choose their thesis advisor within one of the participating universities.
Over the last few years, our students have been placed either in the industry or in premier academic institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University (USA), Duke University (USA), the London School of Economics (UK), or the University of Rochester (USA).