The Department of Finance at BI Norwegian Business School - Doctoral Scholarships PDF Drucken E-Mail
Geschrieben von: Prof. Dr. Yves Robinson Kruse-Becher   

The Department of Finance at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo is currently inviting applications for new doctoral scholarships, start date August 2018. The PhD specialization in Finance focuses on developing doctoral students' theoretical knowledge and methodological skills required to become successful researchers in the area of finance. We encourage applications from students with solid quantitative skills, who have a strong background in disciplines such as finance, economics, statistics, and mathematics, and who possess strong communication and analytical skills. We welcome research interests and project proposals, theoretical or empirical, in areas such as asset pricing, corporate finance, corporate governance, portfolio management, banking, market microstructure, experimental finance, and behavioral finance. After successful completion of the program, we expect our graduates to be employed at leading academic institutions, research departments of international or national regulatory organizations, or investment firms.

The Department of Finance consists of highly international faculty (over 15 nationalities) with PhDs from some of the world’s best universities (Chicago, Ohio State, LBS, USC, among others). The department has a strong focus on both asset pricing and corporate finance research. It hosts the Centre for Asset Pricing Research (CAPRwhich supports faculty research groups, workshops, and seminars, and the Centre for Corporate Governance Research (CCGR) which sponsors and provides micro-level data for research in corporate governance and corporate finance. The doctoral program is an important element of the department’s research agenda and of BI’s vision of being one of the leading research business schools in Europe. Selected candidates will be working closely with faculty and will join a group of 7-10 PhD students in the department. Their place of work will be at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.

Eligible applicants must have completed a Master of Science degree with thesis work, a research masters/M.Phil degree, or a comparable degree relevant for the specialization in Finance by the early autumn of 2018, with a grade point average of B or higher. An MBA degree does not fulfill the requirements for admission.


The four-year scholarship is set according to the Norwegian State Salary Scale and currently pays NOK 467.500 annually. The position is linked to The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse). The scholarship involves 25% teaching assistant responsibilities. If applicants are otherwise equally qualified, female applicants will be given preference. The application deadline is February 1, 2018. Additional information about the PhD specialization in Finance may be found on BI’s website