Doctorate of Advanced Professional Studies in Applied Finance 2018

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.

Information

Period

September 2018 - August 2021
80 ECTS credits
The 10 modules take place from Thursday to Sunday (09:00-12 and 13:30-16:30).

Language

Bilingue (Anglais/Mandarin)

Contact

Location

Geneva, Switzerland and Beijing, China

Registration

Registration deadline

30 April 2018

Objectives

  • Sharpen and broaden skills in wealth management
  • Cope with the current and future evolution of financial markets
  • Face an increasingly competitive, globalized and uncertain world

 

Audience

Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, senior executive, public official and manager. Anyone who wants to learn about the latest academic and professional advances in finance, to understand and develop optimal wealth management strategies that will consolidate their prosperity as well as ensure the security of their heirs.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop a large set of specialized skills, as well as theoretical and applied knowledge in finance to manage and protect one’s wealth
  • Apply the acquired skills in the context of writing a professional doctoral thesis focusing on some of the most innovative topics in Wealth Management
  • Enhance a career, both in China and internationally
  • Benefit from networking opportunites

 

Programme

A three years high-level executive programme consisting of ten courses taught by renowned professors and professionals in finance and law, half taught by Tsinghua University and the other half by the University of Geneva

Integration of the various aspects related to wealth management (financial, tax, legal, computational, behavioral, and societal)

  • Access to interactive teaching methods and research platform
  • Integration and exchange of knowledge between the academic word and the professional world
  • A Study trip and networking opportunities
  • A Doctoral Thesis

The program is organized into 10 thematic modules (50 ECTS credits), 1 methodological module (5 ECTS credits) and a thesis in applied research (25 ECTS credits). As classes are taught in Mandarin and English, the names of the courses and the dissertation are given in English.

For more information about the programme: http://gfri.ch/education/executive-education/ 

Director(s)

Prof. Rajna GIBSON BRANDON, Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI), University of Geneva, Mr. YAN Jun, Director, Global Finance DBA Program, PBCSF School of Finance, Tsinghua University, China

Coordinator(s)

Marylaure BLOCH, Switzerland
ZHANG Na, China

Partnership

Diploma awarded by the University of Geneva, in partnership with Tsinghua University

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 Chinese

The Admission Committee will review the file of each applicant and invite eligible candidates to take the entrance examination. Tsinghua University and the University of Geneva are the sole entities in charge of the examination.

The entrance examination aims to assess the applicant’s overall qualification, innovative potential, and academic competences. The examination method is mainly based on interviews. After consideration of the submitted application file and the entrance examination’s results, the Admission Committee notifies the successful candidates.

Remarks

A Doctoral thesis has to be submitted within 12 months following the end of the teaching programme. Students are required to write their thesis in English. In case of difficulty in achieving this, they will be asked to provide their thesis translated into English by accredited Chinese-English translators.

  • 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

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