The Department of Finance at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo is currently inviting applications for doctoral scholarships, start date August 2022.

Department of Finance

The department is committed to research at the highest international level. There are currently over 30 faculty members, and they represent about 20 nationalities. Faculty come from some of the world’s best institutions such as University of Chicago, Wharton, UCLA, Ohio State University, Carnegie Mellon, University of Southern California, London Business School, and London School of Economics.

Faculty members publish their research regularly in the top Finance and Economics journals. These publications have appeared in Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal Financial Economics, American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, and Review of Economic Studies. The strong commitment to research has earned the department a top-10 rank in Europe based on research output in top-tier academic Finance journals.

PhD specialization in Finance

The PhD specialization in Finance prepares candidates for careers in world leading academic institutions, research-oriented international and national organizations, and the industry. Job market candidates from the department have found employment at premier universities, including London Business School, Tilburg University, University of Melbourne, and NOVA University Lisbon. Local placements in Norway include the Norwegian School of Economics, Financial Supervisory Authority, and Storebrand Asset Management.

Application requirements

We encourage applications from candidates who have solid quantitative skills and a strong background in disciplines such as Finance, Economics, Statistics, and Mathematics. Strong communication and analytical skills are also crucial for successful completion of the program. If applicants are otherwise equally qualified, female applicants will be given preference.

We welcome research interests, theoretical or empirical, in all areas of Finance. These include, but are not limited to, asset pricing, corporate finance, behavioral finance, household finance, corporate governance, asset management, banking and financial institutions, and market microstructure.

Fully funded scholarships

All PhD candidates receive financial support when accepted into the programme. The candidates are hired as full-time employees on an initial four-year contract. Continuation of the support through the four years of the program is dependent on good standing and regular progress towards completing the programme’s requirements.

Read more about the PhD specialization in Finance.

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Application deadline is March 31, 2022.