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Fully funded PhD Positions in Finance (GPEF PiF) (m/f/d)

50-100 % ( by 01.09.2024)

Your tasks

The selection process is competitive. Only excellent students will be admitted to the PhD Programme in Finance (PiF). Admission to PiF is based on Programme Committee's evaluation of your submitted application documents ('sur dossier').

Admitted candidates will start their coursework in September.

Admitted candidates may also be hired as research assistants at their supervisor's chair. We offer teaching and research assistant positions with very competitive salaries. We offer a vibrant research community and financial support to research activities.

Please make sure that you follow the instructions given on the admission website of the Graduate Programme of Economics and Finance gpef.unisg.ch (Admission PiF Finance).

Your profile

You have a master's degree in finance, economics or a related field with very good grades and want to pursue a PhD in Finance (current master students who will finish their degree before June 30 may also apply).
 
Documents to be submitted:
  • Degree certificates from each university attended (bachelor and master, including exchange programmes and “transcripts of records” from unfinished programmes of study)
  • Description of research interests (referring to the list of proposed fields/topics and potential supervisors). Please indicate whether you already contacted a potential supervisor.
  • GRE/GMAT (some applicants may be exempted from having to present a GRE or GMAT result; a PDF of the scores is enough) [recommended, can also be provided later]
  • CV
 
Other necessary documents:
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (can be provided later)
  • Two reference letters, sent directly by the letter writers to gpef@unisg.ch
  • University of St.Gallen
    «A place where knowledge is created» - As one of Europe's leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, is committed to the education of over 8800 students. The HSG is one of the largest employers in the region and provides an attractive and innovative environment for more than 3300 researchers, educators and professional staff.
    We are looking forward to your online-application. apply here
    Inspirational Work Environment

    Inspirational Work Environment

    Executive Education

    Executive Education

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    Network

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    Family & Career

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    Equal Opportunities

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    Fit and Healthy

    Inspirational Work Environment

    Inspirational Work Environment

    At the HSG, as Europe's leading business university, we operate in an entrepreneurial environment where you will meet highly qualified, ambitious experts - both regionally and internationally. For example, you benefit from a modern IT infrastructure and, in our library via HSGswisscovery, from nationwide access to the wealth of scientific information available.

    Executive Education

    Executive Education

    We support internal and external executive education opportunities. Our internal executive education programme offers you a practical, dedicated and didactically mature transfer of knowledge in the form of seminars, e-learning, coaching and collegial advice. We support task-specific external training and executive education financially as well as with regard to the time required.

    Network

    Network

    We promote our culture of cross-functional collaboration and create space for forging valuable relationships - also with external partners. Regular exchanges and internal events help to strengthen these relationships and make them long-lasting.

    Family & Career

    Family & Career

    We provide our employees with flexible work time models with a variable number of hours per week. As a family-friendly employer, we offer part-time positions, 16 weeks of maternity leave and a subsidised crèche, as well as support with childcare during the vacations.

    Equal Opportunities

    Equal Opportunities

    The University enables equal opportunities for all employees and students. This applies to degree courses and work, as well as academic careers, university management positions and the reconciliation of studies, work and private commitments. We are committed to this with various measures in the areas of teaching, research, administration and the Presidency.

    Fit and Healthy

    Fit and Healthy

    We help you stay fit and healthy. In addition to our diverse range of sports activities at the university, most of which are free of charge, and campaign weeks for corporate health management, we also offer you fruit in the workplace. In our canteen you will find a wide selection of freshly prepared meals - from vegetarian to fish dishes - at discounted prices.

    Further information on working at the HSG can be found here.

    For job-related questions

    Dr. Mirela Keuschnigg
    Executive Director, Graduate Programme in Economics and Finance

    «We are looking forward to your application.»


    Prof. Dr. Tereza Tykvova
    Academic Director PiF

    «The Ph.D. Programme in Finance PiF prepares students to pursue an academic career or to take up an applied research position in a central bank, an international policy institution or in the private sector.»

    Your place of work

    University of St.Gallen