The early, optimistic predictions that the internet would eliminate barriers obstructing the free and fast exchange of goods and ideas have only partly come true. As of now, plenty of barriers – both physical and cultural - remain. TIAS and the Chinese Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) are therefore all the more pleased to bring their joint Executive PhD in Finance program.
After completion of the program, participants will
- have a deeper understanding of theory and practice in the finance sector
- be able to formulate theoretical theses
- be able to conduct academic research
- be able to write and defend academic papers
The Executive PhD in Finance is a part-time program, spanning four years and can be combined with a job. During the first year participants spend one week per month on the CUFE campus in Beijing. This year focuses on theoretical knowledge, specifically on the subjects:
- Financial management
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Advanced finance & economics theory
After the first year, the participants will spend three years individually developing their academic skills and writing their dissertations under close guidance of their mentors and professors.
The program concludes when the participants come to the TIAS campus in Tilburg to defend their dissertations and receive their doctorate diploma.
The course aims specifically at Chinese finance professionals with three to five years of work experience, looking to develop their knowledge, their academic skillset and ultimately their careers.