PhD in Finance

The mission of the Department of Finance is to produce world-class research, deliver first-rate finance education, and contribute to the financial development of Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Asia-Pacific region. The Department now has more than 20 full-time regular and visiting faculty members who are actively engaged in research and provide high quality teaching. We also attract international renowned scholars and experienced industry practitioners to contribute to our research and teaching activities.

The Department has made remarkable achievements since its inception. It has been consistently ranked No. 1 in research in the Asia-Pacific region, and in the top 25 in the world by the FMA-ASU (Financial Management Association at Arizona State University) Finance research rankings. Because of the quality of its faculty, the Department has quickly gained an international reputation for its research, as well as a local reputation for its expertise in corporate finance, derivatives, and the local and regional financial markets.

The PhD program in finance strives to prepare students to make significant research contributions on topics such as: corporate finance, financial contracts and institutions, asset pricing, market microstructure, derivatives, and international financial markets. The finance faculty works closely with students in helping them develop research topics and conduct academic research at a level that can be published in the top academic journals. The finance faculty also collaborates with students on joint research projects. The program aims to place its graduates in academic positions at top research institutions.

The following is a list of institutions where recent graduates from the Ph.D program are now working, or used to work:

University of Toronto (Canada), University of Manchester (UK), University of Warwick (UK), Lancaster University (UK), Erasmus University (Netherlands),  Stavanger University (Norway), University of Melbourne (Australia), Massey University (New Zealand), Nanyang Technology University (Singapore), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong  Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Tsinghua University, Shanghai University of Economics and Finance, and Tongji University.

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