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Program Introduction

SAIF has been enrolling PhD and MS-PhD students in the applied economics program (finance) since 2010. Eleven doctoral supervisors with experience in academic research and teaching at top international business schools guide students in researching the frontiers of finance. Several visiting professors, who are tenured associate and full professors from prestigious foreign universities, are also involved in the program as both teachers and supervisors.

Development goal

The program equips students with research capabilities that will enable them to undertake applied research in foreign or domestic institutions of higher learning and research. Under the guidance of our world-class faculty, doctoral candidates are expected to write quality theses to the same standard as their peers from prominent international schools. Moreover, students are also encouraged to intellectually contribute to major theoretical and policy issues in China's financial sector.

Fields of study

Corporate finance, asset pricing, behavioral finance, capital market and investment, corporate governance, financial engineering, international finance, risk management, banking and financial intermediaries, hedge and mutual funds, financial econometrics, tax policy, financial innovation, financial accounting, and management.

Program duration

5-6 years for students in the MS-PhD program; 4 years for students in the PhD program.

Courses and credits

All students shall obtain a minimum of 48 credits; the average grade of major specialized courses shall not be lower than B, and the GPA shall be no less than 2.7.

Academic essays

A review or a research paper shall be finished before the end of the summer in the first academic year; a publishable research paper shall be finished before the end of the summer in the second academic year. For details, please refer to the Requirements for the Second-Summer Paper by the PhD and MS-PhD Program of Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Dissertation

The dissertation shall comply with the applicable rules of the institute, including the Dissertation Requirements by the PhD and MS-PhD Program of Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Overseas training

PhD and MS-PhD students may apply for 6-12 months of training in overseas universities, subsidized by the university's (or state) funds. Overseas partner universities where students have studied include: MIT, UC Berkeley, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Toronto.)

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