Doctorat professionnel Doctorate of Advanced Professional Studies in Applied Finance 2022

The aim of the programme is to train entrepreneurs, investors and senior managers in analysing, anticipating and conducting scientifically applied research in the field of asset management.

Information

Period

October 2022 - August 2025
80 ECTS credits
The 10 modules take place from Thursday to Sunday (09:00-12:00 and 13:30-16:30).

Language

Bilingue (Anglais/Mandarin)

Contact

Marylaure Bloch
+41 (0)22 810 87 55

executive-education(at)giwm.ch

Location

Geneva, Switzerland and Beijing, China

Registration

Registration deadline

30 April 2022

Objectives

  • Sharpen and broaden skills in wealth management and sustainable finance
  • Understand the current and future evolution of financial markets
  • Becoming responsible investors who care about environmental and social challenges
  • Face an increasingly competitive, globalised and uncertain world

Audience

Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, senior executives, public officials and managers who want to learn about the latest academic and professional advances in finance, to understand and develop wealth management strategies that will consolidate their clients’ prosperity while maintaining their sense of purpose.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this programme, the participants will:

  • Master advanced conceptual and quantitative methods and have financial expertise, specifically in Sustainable Wealth Management
  • Gain a deep understanding of banking, financial markets, as well as traditional, alternative, and sustainable investments
  • Acquire evidence-based scientific research skills in the context of writing a professional doctoral thesis with academic integrity, focusing on some of the most innovative topics in Wealth Management and Sustainable Assets
  • Develop advanced written and oral communication skills, in particular through the writing and defence of their dissertation in Applied Finance

Director(s)

Prof. Rajna GIBSON BRANDON, Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI), University of Geneva, Mr. Jun YAN, Director, China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI)

Coordinator(s)

Marylaure BLOCH, Switzerland
ZHANG Na, China

Partnership

China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI) Geneva Institute for Wealth Management (GIWM)
The “Doctorate of Advanced Professional Studies in Applied Finance” is a three-year high-level executive program consisting of ten courses taught by renown professors and professionals in finance and law. Half of the program is taught by the Faculty of Tsinghua University and the other half is taught by the Faculty of the University of Geneva. The aim of the programme is to train entrepreneurs, investors and senior managers in analyzing, anticipating and conducting scientifically applied research in the field of asset management.

Prospective graduates will benefit from a solid knowledge in the fields of financial markets, international portfolio management, risk management, quantitative and qualitative methods of finance, along with analysis and modeling methods that will enable them to meet the challenges faced by companies in an increasingly uncertain and globalized environment.

Location

University of Geneva

Speakers

Prof. Tony Berrada (UNIGE) • Prof. Inès Chaieb (UNIGE)

Location

China Global Pihlanthropy Institute

Speakers

Prof. Jin He (CGPI & Standford) • Prof. Yuan Ruijin (CGPI & PKU)

Location

University of Geneva

Speakers

Prof. Philipp Krueger (UNIGE)

Location

University of Geneva

Speakers

Dr. Michel Crouhy (Natixis) • Prof. Dan Galai (HUJI) • Prof. Olivier Scaillet (UNIGE) • Prof. Fabio Trojani (UNIGE)

Location

China Global Philanthropy Institute

Speakers

Prof. Chen Yueguan (CGPI & Tsinghua) • Prof. Huang Haoming (CGPI & Tsinghua) • Dr. He Guoke (Zhicheng Law Firm) • Dr. Cai Guihuan (PBCSF)

Description

Key topic:

  • Financial Market Microstructure, Banking and Financial Institutions, Investment, Financial Markets and Investment Strategy

This module aims to:

  • Master the background, basic concepts and framework of Financial Market Investment
  • Learn new pattern of financial regulation and industry investment
  • Understand the cutting-edge development of financial technology and the investment prospect
  • Develop capabilities to analyse financial market, evaluate investment strategies and make decisions

Location

University of Geneva

Speakers

Prof. Rajna Gibson Brandon (UNIGE) • Prof. Harald Hau (UNIGE) • Prof. Martin Hoesli (UNIGE) • Prof. Jean-Charles Rochet (UNIGE)

Location

China Global Philanthropy Institute

Speakers

Prof. Chen Yueguan (CGPI & Tsinghua University) • Prof. Wang Huiyao (SWUFE) • Prof. Li Daokui (Tsinghua University) • Dr. Tang Min (PBCSF)

Description

Key topic:

  • Corporate Innovation in High Technology Industry, Venture Capital, Angel investment

This module aims to:

  • Establish a knowledge framework for high-tech industry venture capital
  • Master quantitative and qualitative analysis research methods (incl. data analysis, theoretical analysis and empirical research)
  • Understand the research frontier between high-tech industry venture capital market and angel investment
  • Develop logical and analytical capabilities to judge the high-tech industry risk investment market

Location

China Global Philanthropy Institute

Speakers

Prof. Ma Wenhua (CGPI & PKU) • Prof. Qiu Ciguan (CGPI & SAIF) • Dr. Heather Grady (Rockefeller Foundation) • Dr. Allan Chan (Happiness Capital) • Dr. Tang Hanrong (Ehong Capital)

Location

University of Geneva

Speakers

Prof. Olivier Scaillet (UNIGE), Prof. Fabio Trojani (UNIGE)

Location

China Global Philanthropy Institute

Speakers

Prof. Fan Joseph P. H. (CUHK) • Dr. Qiao Wenjun (Zhonglun Law Firm) • Dr. Peng Guo (PwC) • Dr. Heather Grady (Rockefeller Foundation) • Prof. Wang Yueyun (Tsinghua) • Dr. Lei Yongsheng (CGPI) • Dr. Lu Guanqiu (Wanxiang Trust)

Description

The goal of the applied dissertation modules is to acquire evidence-based scientific research skills in the context of writing a professional doctoral thesis with academic integrity, focusing on some of the most innovative topics in Wealth Management and Sustainable Finance.

Assessment

The programme is part-time. Each module, as well as the professional doctoral thesis, are assessed. The doctorate thesis focuses on a professional topic chosen by the student. Active and regular participation is required in all parts of the programme. An applied professional doctoral thesis must be submitted within 12 months following the end of the teaching programme. Participants are required to write their thesis in English. Under certain circumstances, participants may submit their thesis translated into English by accredited translators.

Pedagogical method

  • Interactive teaching methods and access to cutting-edge applied research.
  • Real-data and real-time analytic tools supported by an intuitive online platform.
  • Exchanges with both academics and practitioners.
  • Study trip and networking opportunities.
  • Research and writing of a professional doctoral thesis.

Diploma awarded

The Doctorate of Advanced Professional Studies in Applied Finance with Specialisation in Sustainable Assets and Wealth Management / Doctorat professionnel de formation continue en finance appliquée avec spécialisation en actifs durables et gestion de patrimoine is awarded by the Geneva Finance Research Institute of the University of Geneva. It corresponds to 80 ECTS credits. It is awarded to participants who meet the programme’s assessment requirements and have fully paid their tuition fees.

Admission criteria

To enter the programme, the following requirements must be met

  • Hold at least a master’s degree from a university recognized by the University of Geneva
  • Have a minimum of 5 years professional experience, or part-time equivalent, in banking, finance or related industries
  • Be fluent in both English and Mandarin

Steering committee

  • Prof. Rajna Gibson Brandon, Professor of Finance, Geneva Finance Research Institute, University of Geneva, Co-Director of the DAPS and Managing Director of the GIWM
  • Mr. Jun Yan, (严骏), President, China Global Philanthropy Institute, Co-Director of the DAPS

Scientific committee

  • Prof. Rajna Gibson Brandon, Professor of Finance, Geneva Finance Research Institute, University of Geneva, Co-Director of the DAPS and Managing Director of the GIWM

  • Mr. Jun Yan, (严骏), President, China Global Philanthropy Institute, Co-Director of the DAPS

  • Prof. Tony Berrada, Professor of Finance and Director, Geneva Finance Research Institute, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • Prof. Weihua Ma (马蔚华), Professor and Chairman of the Board, China Global Philanthropy Institute, and Professor, Peking University and Tsinghua University

Number of participants

Number of participants: 50-60 participants

Sponsored by

Geneva Financial Center (GFC)
  • Prof. Tony BERRADA, Professor of Finance, University of Geneva, GFRI
  • Prof. Inès CHAIEB, Professor of Finance, University of Geneva, GFRI

  • Dr. Michel CROUHY, Founder and President, Natixis Foundation for Quantitative Research, Paris

  • Ernst & Young team 

  • Prof. Dan GALAI, Dean, Abe Grey Emeritus Professor, Jerusalem Business School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • Prof. Rajna GIBSON BRANDON, Programme Director, Professor of Finance and Deputy Director, University of Geneva, GFRI

  • Dr. Michel GIRARDIN, Lecturer in Macro-Finance, University of Geneva, GFRI

  • Prof. Harald HAU, Professor of Economics & Finance and Director, University of Geneva, GFRI

  • Prof. Martin HOESLI, Professor of Finance, University of Geneva, GFRI

  • Prof. Philipp KRUEGGER, Professor of Responsible Finance, University of Geneva, GFRI

  • Prof. Olivier SCAILLET, Professor of Probability & Statistics and Deputy Director, University of Geneva, GFRI

  • Prof. TIAN Xuan, Assistant Dean and JD Capital Chair Professor of Finance, Tsinghua University, PBCSF

  • Prof. Fabio TROJANI, Professor of Finance, University of Geneva, GFRI

  • Prof. YANG Zhishu,  Professor of Finance, Director, Department of Finance, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

  • Prof. YU Jianfeng, Jianshu Chair Professor of Finance, Tsinghua University, PBCSF

  • Prof. ZHANG Xiaoyan, Xinyuan Chair Professor of Finance, Vice President of China National Institute of Finance, China National Institute of Finance, Tsinghua University, PBCSF

Wealth management is one of the world's leading industries in Switzerland. It is a rare and precious opportunity to study at the University of Geneva and to be exposed to the world's top wealth management institutions. The programme far exceeded my expectations, with over 100% satisfaction. It never occurred to me that at the age of over forty I would go back to my passionate self, the young one eager to study and progress. This is a very valuable life experience, it’s a forging process, and it increases self-discipline.”

(Ms. Jianyin Guo)

I thought the dissertation process was a highlight of the study programme. I learned a lot in the process of preparing for the paper. Professor Hoesli guided me step by step and helped me to take the paper to a level that I couldn’t believe I could get to.”

(Mr. Ruibin Chen)

Through this study programme, I have further improved my future prospects in finance and other related activities. I will consider problems from a more comprehensive perspective and make more accurate decisions.”

(Ms. Guoin Wang)

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