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Banking and Finance (Track B)

University of Zurich

48 months
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278 EUR/year
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About

Doctoral students in the Banking and Finance (Track B) programme from University of Zurich demonstrate a systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field. They can conceive, implement, and adapt a research process with scientific integrity.

Overview

Doctoral students in the Banking and Finance programme from University of Zurich can analyze and solve complex problems and critically reflect on scientifically relevant issues. 

They present and discuss their research field to the international scientific community as well as communicate their research field to the general public. 

Graduates of the structured doctoral program successfully completed courses with a total work load of 93 ECTS credits and are especially prepared for an academic career. 

The doctoral thesis covers a specific subject in Banking and Finance of current scientific interest in great depth, and is publicly defended.

Educational goals

Students who intend to pursue an academic career and hold a Master's degree (or equivalent, such as the Swiss lic. oec. or the German Universitätsdiplom) with a distinction of at least "magna cum laude" are offered the opportunity to take courses in the Track B program in Banking and Finance in preparation for writing a dissertation.

The structured Doctoral program in Banking and Finance (Track B) at the University of Zurich is part of the Swiss Finance Institute PhD Program, which operates at three campuses in Geneva/Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich. 

The program is targeted towards the pursuit of academic excellence. It aims at providing an intellectual environment and a curriculum comparable with the top PhD programs in Europe and North America.

Programme Structure

  • The program comprises two phases: one preparatory year of intensive coursework followed by three years of advanced studies and research. It covers a wide range of subjects, including economics, financial economics, corporate finance, mathematical finance, and econometrics. 
  • The compulsory modules include an independent research proposal. The candidates draft a dissertation based on this foundation. All courses are taught by internationally renowned academics from Switzerland, Europe, and North America. Moreover, a large number of courses in related fields is offered by partner institutions in the Swiss Finance Institute PhD program. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

93 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master’s degree diploma from a state-accredited university.

  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.

  • The diploma itself is state-accredited.

  • The diploma grants entitlement to pursue doctoral studies at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 EUR per semester during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 EUR per semester during 48 months.
  • Tuition fee is 150 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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