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Application procedure into PhD programmes 2020/2021 (Springsemester 2021)
Submission deadline until midnight 31 Dec 2020

What will you learn?

The programme’s goal is to develop students into top specialists in specific scientific disciplines focused on financial systems. Graduates should be ready to take on further scientific careers in academic institutions, but also for possible employment in companies with research facilities. The program covers, among other things, the following research themes in which doctoral students are also trained:

Behavioral Finance - effects of heuristics and biases on investor behavior

Usability of technical and fundamental analysis methods in trading on financial markets

Stock markets volatility and its prediction

Impact assessment of systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) on the European banking market

Principles, causes, and manifestations of asymmetric information in insurance

The study of the doctoral study program is focused on scientific research and independent creative activity in the field of financial research. The aim is to deepen the knowledge gained by previous studies and to develop the prerequisites and abilities of a creative scientific approach to exploring and solving economic and especially financial issues.

Practical training

Practice is not an obligatory part of a study.

Further information

Career opportunities

Graduates of a doctoral degree program are qualified to work especially in research institutes and workplaces or as university lecturers. They are authorized to conduct independent scientific and research activities in basic and applied research. In the most general sense, they are considered qualified for any kind of scientific work, that is dealing with conceptual issues, participating in and managing scientific research activities, and teaching.

Upon graduation, the graduate is capable of independent scientific work dealing with finance issues or gaining highly qualified positions in the field of optimization of management processes in financial institutions, setting of methodology including proposals for regulation of legislative regulations, securing business and financial risks and creation of optimal investment and financial strategy of enterprises. Graduates of the doctoral program are also qualified for research and teaching purposes at colleges and universities.


1 Sep – 31 Dec 2020

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Study information

Provided by Faculty of Economics and Administration
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction German
The studies are subject to tuition
Doctoral board and doctoral committees

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