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Doctoral Program in Finance

Doctoral Program – Track B

The structured Doctoral Program in Finance (Track B) at the University of Zurich is part of the Swiss Finance Institute PhD Program, which operates at campuses in  Geneva/University of Lausanne/EPFL (Léman), LuganoSt. Gallen, Basel and Zurich. This program is targeted towards the pursuit of academic excellence. It aims at providing an intellectual environment and a curriculum comparable with the top PhD programs in Europe and North America.

The curriculum comprises two phases: one preparatory year of intensive coursework followed by three years of advanced studies and research. The Program covers a wide range of subjects including Economics, Financial Economics, Corporate Finance, Mathematical Finance, and Econometrics. All courses are taught by internationally renowned academics from Switzerland, Europe, and North America. The Program offers the ideal framework for successful and inspiring PhD studies in Finance.


The working language of the program is English.

Doctoral Agreement

The Doctoral agreement must be submitted to the program coordinator no later than six months after the requirements for assigning a supervisor have been met.


Doctoral Program - Track A, Track C

For any enquiries for doctoral studies according to “Track A” or "Track C" regulations (only upon invitation by faculty members), please contact the PhD Program Coordinator Sarah Wikus.