PhD Program in Finance at Swiss Finance Institute
The goal of the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) PhD Program in Finance is to educate scholars and practitioners who make a difference through rigorous training and research.
The SFI PhD Program provides an intellectual environment and a curriculum comparable to the top PhD programs in the world. The PhD Program is offered at the three SFI campuses of Léman (Geneva and Lausanne), Lugano, and Zurich.
– World-renowned faculty of 60 professors
– Focus on research
– Substantial resources
– Outstanding academic and industry placements
– Large international student body
– Teaching or research assistantship opportunities offered by participating Universities
Applicants are expected to make a unique contribution to the field of finance. Doing so requires curiosity, perspective, and self-motivation. The desire to pursue a career in academia or in financial research within the public or private sector is also a requirement.
The curriculum comprises two phases: one preparatory year of intensive coursework followed by at least three years of advanced studies and research. The program covers a wide range of subjects including asset pricing, banking, corporate finance, financial econometrics, and statistical learning. There is a clear focus on the quantitative foundations of finance. All the courses are taught by internationally renowned academics.
There are two rounds of candidate selections with application deadlines on January 15 and March 31. Courses start in September each year.