Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management (GSEFM) at Goethe University Frankfurt in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE
The GSEFM graduate program offers a quantitative and research-oriented education featuring the structure of premier anglo-saxon graduate programs. Together with the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, it provides an environment where students can benefit from a unique research group in Finance spanning a wide range of topics, such as banking regulation, systemic risk, asset pricing, corporate, household, behavioral, and macro finance, data science, and financial law. Students and faculty benefit from the location in Frankfurt, the primary center for financial markets and central banking in continental Europe. The program does not charge tuition fees.
The GSEFM Ph.D. Program in Finance consists of two years of doctoral coursework with a qualifying examination at the end of the first year. Core courses in financial economics, econometrics, and mathematical methods (first year) and two to three elective courses (second year) ensure that students acquire a thorough knowledge of the theory of Finance before beginning their own research.
The Leibniz Institute SAFE – “SAFE” being short for Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe –offers funding each year for the entire program to three excellent applicants for the Ph.D. Program in Finance as well as to those for the Program in Economics who pursue Finance as one field in their studies. The funding includes a grant of monthly €1,000 in the first year and ensuing work contracts as research assistants, conditional on passing the preliminary exams.
SAFE aims to increase the proportion of female scholars among its research staff and will therefore give preference to female applicants in case of equal qualification.
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