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Program and courses Research Master in Business: Finance track

The Finance track of the Research Master in Business provides two years of graduate level coursework and research training, to optimally prepare you for a PhD.

Program structure

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Short overview of the Finance track of the Research Master in Business

Two years of graduate level coursework and research training, to optimally prepare you for a PhD in Finance:

  • First year: training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics to get a strong foundation in economic and econometric theory and methods.
  • Second year: profoundly explore core finance research areas: asset pricing, corporate finance, and banking. Choose some elective courses from other business and economics areas.
  • PhD: spend the next three years completing a dissertation under the supervision of two faculty members.

Access to the best support our school has to offer

  • Intense collaboration with leading experts. Faculty/student interaction is among the highest among competing programs. Mentored by one faculty member per quarter, you are encouraged to approach any member of faculty to discuss ideas or to ask for advice.
  • Co-author papers with your supervisors and write at least one single-authored paper under your supervisor’s guidance. This will be your job market paper.  
  • Seminar series hosts over 30 leading scholars from the US and Europe each year, exposing you to cutting-edge research in all areas of Finance. A weekly brown- bag lunch seminar allows you to discuss your work in progress with faculty members.
  • Highly international environment. Fellow students and leading experts come from various countries, and have different interests and backgrounds.

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