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Ph.D. in Finance

Start Date

01 August 2022
3 Years (Minimum)

6 Years (Maximum)

Course Structure

All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programs are required to complete a course work in the first 12 months in case of the full time program and 18 months in the case of the part time program. The course work comprises both credit and audit courses. The minimum credit load is of 11 credits and the maximum 16. The maximum credit load may go up depending upon the school’s requirements.

All Ph.D. students will have to undergo mandatory course work. In addition, students will have an opportunity to choose elective courses from any of the schools of JGU, with prior approval of the Faculty Advisor

Course Curriculum

1st Year

Semester 1 *

Mandatory Introductory Courses
  • Qualitative Research Method$
  • Quantitative Research Method$
  • Academic / Technical Writing$
  • Research/Publication Ethics$
  • Financial Mathematics#
  • Econometrics for Finance using STATA/Python/R

Semester 2 *

Foundational Finance Courses
  • Financial Economics#
  • Financial Management#
  • Advanced Econometrics Microeconomics
  • Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions
  • Introduction to Empirical Methods in Finance

2nd Year

Semester 3 *

Advanced PhD courses

In the third semester Ph.D. students will be accepted to take courses specific to their research topic as advised by their RAC committee (Research Advisory Committee) / advisor. A non-exhaustive list of courses is as follows

  • Advanced Asset Pricing
  • Stochastic Calculus for Finance
  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Theoretical Corporate Finance
  • Information Economics for Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Financial Institutions and Banking
  • Market Microstructure
  • Macro Finance

Thesis Proposal

Starting from the second year, students will have 18 months (24 months in case of non-residential students) to work on the proposal for Ph.D. dissertation under the supervision of Faculty Advisor/ Supervisor(s). Candidates will be required to present the proposal to a committee and once approved, they will move to the next phase of Ph.D.

Thesis Work

Starting in their second year, Ph.D students are expected to work on the Ph.D. dissertation under the guidance of a Faculty Advisor/ Supervisor(s). Comprehensive thesis work will typically entail a comprehensive topic research, literature review, data collection, analysis, publication of research paper(s), conference presentation, and writing of the thesis.  

Thesis Defense

Once approved by Faculty Advisor/ Supervisor(s), candidates can submit the dissertation for defense as per the JGU policy


*- Curriculum is subject to revision

# Students will be required to attend these courses with MSc Finance students

$ – Courses offered by Office of Doctoral Studies JGU