Doctoral Program in Finance (English only)

The Doctoral program in Finance at UZH is part of the Swiss Finance Institute PhD Program which operates at three campuses in Geneva/Lausanne (Léman), Lugano and Zurich. The program is targeted towards the pursuit of academic excellence. It aims at providing an intellectual environment and a curriculum comparable with the top PhD programs in Europe and North America.


The Program covers a wide range of subjects, including economics, financial economics, corporate finance, mathematical finance, and econometrics. The curriculum comprises two phases: one preparatory year of intensive coursework followed by three years of advanced studies and research. All courses are taught by internationally renowned academics from Switzerland, Europe, and North America. Moreover, a large number of courses in related fields is offered by partner academic institutions in the Swiss Finance Institute PhD program.

Department of Banking & Finance