About the Ph.D. in Finance Program
The Ph.D. in Finance program has been developing world-class financial talent since 1987.
The program includes doctoral candidates recruited by Tsinghua University as well as those co-trained by the Research Institute of Finance at the People's Bank of China. All doctoral graduates are awarded the degree and diploma of PhD in Applied Economics conferred by the University. Co-trained doctorates can obtain a diploma from the Research Institute in addition to the Tsinghua degree and diploma.
Students admitted to the Ph.D. program will normally be expected to spend 3 to 4 years of full-time or part-time study at the School, but direct-doctoral track students are expected to spend 4 to 5 years finishing their doctoral study.
The program endows candidates with a strong and comprehensive theoretical grounding in and an in-depth understanding of global financial systems. The doctoral graduates will be able to produce internationally relevant research with both academic and practical value, and utilize their expertise to produce solutions to industry challenges.
The program focuses on developing doctoral students’ international vision and cross-cultural competency by providing a variety of international exchange opportunities.
It enjoys a diversified industry faculty consisting of top officials from the central bank and national financial regulatory agencies, as well as practitioners from the frontlines of industry.
Its curriculum emphasizes the crafting of innovative solutions and practical research, as well as the real-world application of academic knowledge. Regulatory officials and industry elites teach almost all upper-level courses.
Tsinghua PBCSF presents exclusive opportunities for Ph.D. candidates to gain insight into industry trends and forge strong professional ties with leading experts and professionals, who are invited to lecture on the latest and most pressing issues concerning both domestic and global financial markets.
Students are required to conduct extensive surveys on critical financial issues in addition to outside research on their individual dissertation topics. The School offers them opportunities to attend academic and industry conferences at both the national and international level.
Graduates are widely employed in domestic and international government agencies, financial institutions, and academic organizations. With core competencies including academic understanding of industry trends, real-world professional experience, and advanced research background, students enjoy phenomenal career prospects.