PhD Program in Finance
The PhD program in Finance at Hanken prepares students for both academic careers and analytical/managing positions within the finance community. The program provides you with tools to quantitatively analyze the most challenging research questions.
Our PhD program is affiliated with the Graduate School of Finance, and our students take their core finance courses together with students from other GSF schools. The program is offered on both Helsinki and Vaasa campuses. Other coursework typically consists courses in finance, statistics and econometrics, and economics, taken at Hanken. The required coursework (60 studypoints) takes approximately one year to complete, after which, the students write a doctoral dissertation. Normally, students graduate with a PhD after 4-5 years of full time studies.
Together with Aalto University and GSF, our department offers a weekly seminar series with high level international speakers. The seminar series provide an opportunity for our students to acquaint themselves with the latest research at the top level, and also with high caliber researchers. Our PhD students are also encouraged and financially supported to participate and present their work in international conferences.
Financial support for studies is provided, subject to satisfactory performance, and no tuition is charged.
Details about courses, how to apply, financial support, prerequisites and more can be found at the pages of doctoral studies.