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.
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.
One-off enrolment fee CHF 250
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Tuition fees for foreign nationals Ph.D. Level
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