Academia or industry – how to become a PhD in Finance and what to do with it afterwards

The Department of Finance hosted an information meeting on December 10, 2015 about all aspects of pursuing a PhD in Finance – what it takes, how to succeed and what to do with the degree afterwards


Thursday December 10, 2015, the Department of Finance hosted an information meeting for students interested in pursuing a PhD in Finance at Copenhagen Business School.

At the meeting, three finance professors talked about formal entry requirements, their research agendas and the great opportunities offered by a PhD degree. Two current students talked about life as a PhD student at the Department of Finance, and one PhD graduate talked about his experience in the academic jobmarket.

After the formal program, the attendees had the possibility of talking directly with the Professors and PhD students. For those who were not able to attend the meeting, slides can be downloaded here:

Program PhD in Finance Information Meeting - December 10, 2015

Prof. David Lando, Director of the FRIC Center, CBS
Welcome and about being a PhD student at the Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC)

PDF icon Slides David Lando.pdf


Prof. Steffen Andersen, CBS
Writing a PhD in household finance and behavioral finance


Prof. Morten Sørensen, CBS
Writing a PhD in empirical entrepreneurial finance
PDF icon Slides Morten Sørensen.pdf


PhD student Stine Louise Daetz, CBS and PhD student Thomas Kjær Poulsen, CBS
Being a PhD student in Finance
PDF icon Slides Stine Daetz and Thomas K Poulsen.pdf


Assistant Prof. and former PhD student Mamdouh Medhat, Cass Business School
Career possibilities and the international job market
PDF icon Slides Mamdouh Medhat.pdf

17.00-17.15 Q and A


You can find our call for PhD applicants 2016 in the link above.
Please note that the application deadline for the first round of the PhD Scholarships in Finance is January 10, 2016. A second call will appear in the spring of 2016.

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