PhD AND DOCTORAL PROGRAMMESPhD in Finance and Accounting





First ​Year​
In their first year (two semesters) students will attend 6 courses and various seminars (150 hours): 
  • Advanced econometrics 
  • Theory of corporate finance
  • Theory of accounting
  • Behavioral finance
  • International corporate finance and governance
  • Asset pricing
  • Research and PhD seminars

Students will also be required to write a research proposal, which will be the starting point of their PhD thesis. 
Admission to the second year
To enter the second year, students must have obtained:
  1. At least a B in each first-year course
  2. A successful defence of the research proposal before the scientific committee
Second, Third​ and Fourth Year
The second, third and fourth year are dedicated to the writing of the dissertation. Students may be offered the opportunity to spend several months in a partner university. 
Students must also:
  • Continue attending the research and PhD seminars
  • Attend PhD workshops
  • Follow a reading programme during the second year
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