Finance PhD Programme at Aalto University School of Business, Finland

Please find information on the Finance PhD programme at the Aalto University School of Business (formerly the Helsinki School of Economics), Finland below. The PhD programme is intended for candidates of excellent academic background and intellectual ambition who are motivated in producing research of the highest international level and pursuing careers in the academic and business world.

They would like to welcome applications from the outstanding students at our university.

The programme is a 4-year US-style programme comprising of rigorous course work, research seminars & workshops and a PhD dissertation. All teaching is in English and there are no tuition fees. Funding will be available for the accepted doctoral candidates. All graduates of the Finance PhD programme have received funding throughout their studies subject to performance.

New students will be accepted once a year. The application period started on November 5, 2019 and the deadline for applications is January 23, 2020.

The placement record of Aalto Finance PhDs is excellent. They include Ohio State University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Miami, Imperial College Business School, Luxembourg School of Finance, Catholic University of Lisbon and London Business School, demonstrating that our programme provides a solid basis for starting an international academic career.

They are currently looking for applications for the PhD programme. Further information can be found through the following links:

“Aalto Finance PhD” brochure attached (or via this PDF link)

Our advertisement at SSRN:

Aalto University Finance Department:

A direct link to the application portal:


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