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Asset Management Education - March 21, 2013

PhD in Finance Asian chapter 2014 electives unveiled


The purpose of the PhD in Finance programme at EDHEC-Risk Institute is to help outstanding individuals become autonomous researchers and innovators by enabling them to develop the scientific background and skills required to define, conduct and complete research projects that advance knowledge and practices in the financial industry.

Practitioners undertake the PhD in Finance as a critical development step towards senior positions in the financial industry or, when they already hold such positions, to steer their organisations in new directions.

To allow the participation of professionals in full-time jobs, the presential requirements of the programme are limited to around forty days and can be completed in a total of eight residential weeks over three years.

The programme structure includes core courses, electives, research workshops, and the dissertation.

After completing their core courses and passing their comprehensive examinations, students in the PhD in Finance advance to the second stage of the curriculum and select the electives which will provide them with opportunities to develop a specialisation and acquire additional knowledge and skills necessary for their dissertation work. Like the core courses, electives are taught by world-class specialists in finance, asset management, and economic and financial modelling; they bring together EDHEC Business School’s senior economics and finance scholars and affiliate professors from top research institutions around the world.

PhD in Finance candidates are required to take a minimum of five elective seminars in the second and third year of their studies and are free to participate in additional electives. PhD candidates may choose from the electives offered in London, Nice, and Singapore.

With five electives now offered each academic year both in Europe and in Asia, participants in the programme can tap into an unprecedented breadth of expertise over the course of their studies.

The electives offered in 2013 and 2014 in Asia are detailed below:

Hedge Funds Vikas Agarwal (Georgia State)
Strategic Asset Allocation Jerome Detemple (Boston)
Predictive Modelling and Forecast Evaluation in Financial Markets Allan Timmermann (University of California San Diego)
Risk Management and Extreme Risks Peter Christoffersen (Toronto)
Monte-Carlo Methods in Finance Rama Cont (Imperial)
Private Equity Ludovic Phalippou (Oxford)
Empirical Option Pricing Mikhail Chernov (LSE)
Microstructure Ekkehart Boehmer (EDHEC)
Long-Run Risks in Asset Prices Ravi Bansal (Duke)
Advances in Modelling and Data Science Sanjiv Das (Santa Clara)

In addition, the following electives are scheduled in Europe over the 2013/2014 academic year:

Estimation of Continuous-time Models Federico Bandi (Johns Hopkins University)
Behavioural Finance Harrison Hong (Princeton)
Markov Switching Models Allan Timmermann (University of California San Diego)
Volatility Modelling Tim Bollerslev (Duke)
An Introduction to High Frequency Financial Econometrics Yacine Aït-Sahalia (Princeton)

The next information sessions for the PhD in Finance programme will be held in New York (April 2), Stockholm (April 4 & 6), Montreal (April 8 & 12), Dubai/Abu Dhabi (April 30), Shanghai (May 11), Singapore (May 15 & 16 during the EDHEC-Risk Days Asia conference), Melbourne (September 18), and Sydney (September 26). In addition, a web conference will be organised on May 7, 2013.

To reserve your place, to receive our brochure, or to learn more about the EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance, please contact Brigitte Bogaerts at phd.admissions@edhec-risk.com or on +33 493 183 267 / +65 64 389 896.

The next deadlines for application are March 29, 2013 and May 31, 2013 (October 2013 admission for the Europe-based programme or February 2013 admission for the Asia-based programme).