Finance (PiF), PhD

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    991
    Tuition (Semester)
    577
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The PhD Programme in Finance (PiF) at the University of St. Gallen is an international, high-quality research education. It prepares students for an academic career or research positions in central banks, international organizations or in the financial or energy sector.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The PhD Programme in Finance (PiF) at the University of St. Gallen is an international, high-quality research education. It prepares students for an academic career or research positions in central banks, international organizations or in the financial or energy sector.

In the PiF Programme, students will learn the quantitative and qualitative methods of modern finance research. Our large finance faculty and the resources devoted to the PhD programme allow for a broad range of core electives. PhD candidates will be able to do own research, write articles and present on international conferences.

The PiF Program addresses excellent graduates of master's of science programs in finance, business administration, economics, mathematics, physics or engineering. Applicants with a degree other than business administration or economics may be required to do some supplementary work.

Accreditation

The University of St. Gallen has earned the EQUIS (2001) and AACSB (2003) accreditations and consequently has obtained the two most demanding international seals of approval for business schools.

In the 2013 Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking we are in 1st place with the Master in Strategy and International Management and in 7th place with the CEMS Master in International Management. Our Master in Banking and Finance is ranked 10th in the Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open

Programme Structure

Compulsory subjects:

  • Asset Pricing
  • Corporate Finance

Core electives:

  • Computational Finance
  • Empirical Finance
  • Market Microstructure
  • Topics in Finance
  • Topics in Financial Intermediation
  • Topics in Energy Finance
  • Spatial Econometrics
  • Topics in Insurance Economics
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Academic Requirements

Admission to a Ph.D. degree course
  • A recognised university Master’s or Diploma is the prerequisite for an application to the Ph.D. programme.Degree
The basic requirement for an application to a Ph.D.
  • Degree course is a Master’s degree from the HSG or equivalent consecutive university degree consisting of at least 270 ECTS credits.
  • The entire education (Bachelor's and Master's degree) have to be equivalent to that required by the University of St.Gallen. Admission with an MBA qualification is not possible.
  • For an unbinding pre-assessment please send all scanned copies of your transcripts (Bachelor's and Master's), diplomas and a short CV.
Grade averages
  • You must be able to demonstrate a Swiss grade average of at least 5.00 (Germany/Austria 2.00; US GPA 3.5).Confirmation of eligibility for doctoral studies
  • If you have not received your degree from the University of St.Gallen, you must provide clear evidence that you would be accepted to a Ph.D. programme at your home university, without any restrictions.
  • Supervisor's letter of recommendation
  • After our preexamination of the formal criteria, your supervisor has to submit the "form for supervisor's letter of recommendation".
  • It is your responsibility to request this letter and submit it until the enrolment deadline. It is not possible for the university administration to contact your professors.
  • The supervisor's letter of recommendation is a prerequisite for admission to Ph.D. studies.Admission regulations specific to programmes
  • Please observe the particular admission regulations for the Ph.D. programmes Economics and Finance (PEF) and International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA).Enrolment First-time enrolment is carried out online.
  • If you obtained a HSG Master's degree in the past, please use the rematriculation form.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 991 International
  • EUR 577 EU/EEA

One-off enrolment fee CHF 250

Tuition fees for Swiss nationals Ph.D. Level

  • CHF 626 / semester

Tuition fees for foreign nationals Ph.D. Level

  • CHF 1,076 / semester

Funding

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