The PhD in Economics and Finance at Bocconi University is a 4-year full-time program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire first-rate research skills.
The program is organized within the two curricula of Economics and Finance (students select one curriculum when they apply). By its nature, the program is multidisciplinary and students have the option to choose from a wide range of electives. Dedicated mentorship and support are offered to students throughout their time at Bocconi.
Our first-year students acquire a broad set of theoretical and methodological skills required in both economics and finance (mathematics, statistics, econometrics, microeconomics), as well as in their curriculum (macroeconomics for Economics, asset pricing and corporate finance for Finance).
In the second year, students choose their field of specialization within their curriculum (e.g. accounting, asset pricing, banking, corporate finance, development economics, econometrics, economic history, microeconomic theory, industrial dynamics and organization, international economics, macroeconomics, political economics, and public economics). The third and fourth years are entirely dedicated to research, including attendance at regular seminars held by internationally renowned internal and external faculty.
Students may be allowed to work part-time as research assistants and teaching assistants and be remunerated for their work within the limits and the rules stated by national and internal regulations.
Our PhD classes are enriched by the interaction among students from all over the world, with backgrounds not only in economics and finance, but also other disciplines such as engineering and statistics. International exchanges are promoted within the framework of the European Doctoral Group in Economics (http://www.edge-page.net).
Faculty members are highly performing in terms of international publications and are active members of the international community. They publish in or serve on the editorial boards of leading research journals, such as American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Mathematical Finance, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and many others. Faculty members have been and currently are the recipients of prestigious competitive grants (e.g. from the European Research Council and the National Science Foundation in the United States).
The PhD program is designed to prepare and foster an academic career on the international job market. Other career opportunities include central banks, governments and international organizations. In the last few years our students have been hired by prestigious schools and organizations such as: the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London Business School, University College London, Queen Mary University – London, Toulouse School of Economics, ESSEC International Business School, University of Alicante; the IMF, the World Bank, OECD, the Bank of England, Bank of France, Bank of Portugal, Bank of Italy, National Bank of New Zealand, and others.
Applications can be submitted by Italian and non-Italian citizens who:
‐ have completed or are completing their graduate studies and
‐ have at least a "proven" B2 (CEFR) level of competence in English
The PhD School offers:
- a maximum of 10 places with fellowship exclusively for the PhD in Economics and Finance
- a maximum of 5 places with fellowship for outstanding students of the following PhD programs: Business Administration and Management, Economics and Finance, Public Policy and Administration, Statistics.
Tuition fees for students without fellowship amount to € 10,000 for each year.
A minimum of 60 total points is required to be eligible for admission to the program.
See the full official call published on the website www.unibocconi.eu/admissionphd for complete information.
Applications are due by 15 January 2018.
For more information about the program, its courses and the admission procedures, please feel free to contact our Program Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.unibocconi.eu/phdeconomicsfinance.