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Asset Management Education - February 22, 2012

PhD in Finance welcomes new class to Asian chapter

Interest in the EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance continues to grow with over 20,000 people having expressed interest in the programme.

Earlier this month, the EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance welcomed a new class of participants to its Asian chapter. During the first of their four residential weeks for the year, participants in the entering class of February 2012 attended the first half of two of their core courses and took part in their first monthly research workshop.

Out of the fourteen applicants admitted into the Singapore-based chapter this year, eleven were matriculated, all of them within the programme’s executive track.

The experienced practitioners joining the executive track of the EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance usually embark on the course to take a step towards senior positions in finance or, when they already hold such positions, to help them steer their organisations in new directions. During the programme, they work with leading specialists on research of particular relevance to their organisations.

The average (median) age of these new participants is forty-one (forty-two) and they average seventeen years of experience. Five continents and ten nationalities (American, Australian, British, Canadian, Chinese, French, Indian, Malagasy, Pakistani, Singaporean) are represented. Six of these participants reside in Singapore, two in the Middle-East, one in Australia, one in India, and one in Switzerland.

Four participants work in corporate and investment banking, three in investment management and advisory, two in financial services, and two in academic research centres. Four are chief executives and/or chairs, two are heads of units or principals, and five are managers or senior specialists.

These practitioners also have solid academic backgrounds. They completed first degrees in mathematics/physics (4), engineering/applied science (4), accounting/finance (1), economics (1) and other social science/humanities (1). They also hold graduate degrees in finance (6), business (6), engineering/applied science (5) and economics (1).

Two participants received master’s degrees from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and another two from the MIT Sloan School of Management; other almae matres at the graduate level include Boston University, EDHEC Business School, the ICMA Centre at the University of Reading, IESE Business School, London Business School, Macquarie University, National University of Singapore, and the New York University Stern School of Business. The average (median) GMAT score of these programme newcomers is 700 (695).

Forthcoming information sessions in Europe, Asia or the Americas: Dubai (March 5).

To reserve your place or to learn more about the EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance, please contact Brigitte Bogaerts at brigitte.bogaerts@edhec-risk.com on +33 493 183 26 / +65 6438 9896.