The Department of Financial Economics is currently inviting applications for new doctoral scholarships, with a startdate in August 2012. The PhD specialisation in Financial Economics focuses on developing the doctoral students’ theoretical knowledge and methodological skills required to become successful researchers in the area of finance. We encourage applications from students with solid quantitative skills and a strong background in disciplines that are fundamental to finance, such as economics, statistics and social sciences, who are interested in an academic career in research and teaching, and possess strong communication and analytical skills. We welcome research interests and project proposals, both theoretical or empirical, in areas such as asset pricing, corporate finance, portfolio management, banking, market microstructure, experimental finance, and behavioural finance. After successful completion of the programme we expect our graduates to be employed at leading academic institutions, or the research departments of international or national regulatory organization, and investment firms.
-Applicants must have completed a two year (120 ECTS) Master’s Degree with thesis work (preferably a Master of Science) by July 2012 to be considered for a scholarship. An average of grade B or better is required. – TOEFL / IELTS Students are required to have a good command of the English language. -The following applicants will be considered to fit with this profile: Applicants whose native language is English -Applicants with a qualifying master degree from a Nordic (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish ore Icelandic) institution Applicants with a qualifying master degree where the language of tuition was English All other applicants must take either TOEFL or IELTS. -The minimum standard for test scores that BI accepts are: TOEFL – a total score of 575 points for the written test or 233 for the computer-based version or 90 points on the internet based test IELTS- a score of 6.5 TOEFL / IETLS scores must be from within the last two years