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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Banking & Finance



What will I learn?

The PhD Finance programme provides solid training to PhD students for the investigation of issues relating to asset pricing and corporate finance. Our aim is to place graduates at research-oriented institutions as faculty members.

Our recent graduates have taken faculty positions at University of New South Wales, Australian National University, University of Adelaide, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and top research universities in China including Central University of Finance and Economics, University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Xiamen University, and Tongji University.

As potential PhD student advisors, our faculty members have a solid reputation for quality work, and have published in major finance, economics, management, and accounting journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Management Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting Review, and many other journals.

What We Offer

We provide PhD core courses including asset pricing theory, empirical asset pricing, corporate finance theory, and empirical corporate finance. Students can also take courses in accounting, economics, econometrics, and statistics.

The school provides financial support to our doctoral candidates for participating in premier international conferences.

What We Look For

We look for talented individuals interested in excelling in financial research. The desired undergraduate training for doctoral candidates in Finance is in a quantitative discipline. Preferences may be given to applicants who have had some background knowledge in economics, mathematics, and basic accounting.

Which department am I in?

Nanyang Business School

Study options

Full Time (4 to 5 years)

Tuition fees
SG$19,250.00 (11,85,345) per year
This fee is for 2019 - 2020 and it may subject to change in the coming years.
Start date

Expected July 2023


Nanyang Business School

Block S3, 50 Nanyang Avenue,

Nanyang Technological University,

639798, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Bachelor's and Master's degree

GMAT/GRE and TOEFL/IELTS score reports (exams taken in the last 5 and 2 years respectively)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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