Research Master in Business: Finance Track

Research Master in Business: Finance Track

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Program Duration

24 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 2168 EUR

International Fees : 14700 EUR

Funding Options

The number of scholarships is limited and mainly targeted at students with excellent study results. Visit website for more info

The Research Master and PhD program in Finance aims at nurturing ambitious academics trained in cutting-edge research, who will contribute to advance the frontiers of finance research.

On Campus if we can | Online because we can
Keep a close eye on the website for the latest information about our online and on campus education.

The Research Master in Business is a "Top rated program"  in the Dutch Keuzegids Masters ranking 2019

The Finance Track is the largest Business PhD program at Tilburg, and one of the largest in Europe. Each year we typically admit half a dozen RM students expecting them to move on to the PhD phase. We currently have over 10 RM students and over 20 PhD students. These students come from various countries, and have different interests and backgrounds. English is the working language on the floor, as it is on the whole campus.

Collaboration with leading experts

Our faculty is also highly international, and includes scholars at the top of their fields. Faculty/student interaction is among the highest among competing programs. Students are encouraged to approach any member of faculty to discuss ideas or to ask for advice. That's why, even with a large program, we can offer very close individual supervision. Each RM student is mentored by one faculty member per quarter. PhD student offices are back to back with those of faculty, and interaction is strong. Both RM and PhD students are closely overseen by the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Supervision

Supervision during the PhD phase is very intense: students often co-author papers with their supervisors and write at least one single-authored paper under their supervisorโ€™s guidance. This paper will be their job market paper.

Seminar series

Our seminar series hosts over 30 leading scholars from the US and Europe each year, exposing students to cutting-edge research in all areas of Finance. Our weekly brown-bag lunch seminar allows PhD students and faculty members to discuss their work in progress in a vibrant and challenging environment.

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Research Master and PhD program in Finance

The program is structured in two phases:

  • a two-year Research Master (RM)
  • and a three- to four-year PhD phase

Research Master Year 1

The first year of the RM is largely devoted to rigorous training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics to provide students with strong basis in economic and econometric theory and methods.

Research Master Year 2

The second year of the RM brings students to profoundly explore core finance research areas: asset pricing, corporate finance, and banking. Students can also choose some elective courses from all business and economics areas in order to acquire the skills needed to write their RM Thesis.

PhD

At the end of the RM students will be able to read and discuss state-of-the-art research papers, and to generate ambitious research questions. The PhD phase of the graduate program lasts three to four years, and consists of completing a dissertation under the supervision of two faculty members.


Our placement record

Our placement record reflects the strength of our approach. Most of our PhDs find jobs in Academia. We have a very successful history of placements at top universities and institutions in Europe, Asia, and North America, including:

2020

  • Pranav Desai (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Emiel Jerphanion (Alliance School of Business, University of Manchester)
  • Zhaneta Tancheva (BI Oslo)

2019

  • Peter Brok (Copenhagen Business School)
  • Ekaterina Neretina (Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California)

2018:

  • Andreas Rapp (Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System)
  • Emanuele Rizzo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Cara van Steekinste  (New South Wales University)

2017:

  • Ferenc Horvath (City University of Hong Kong)

2016:

  • Elisabeth Kempf (Chicago Booth)

2015

  • Hao Liang (Singapore Management University)
  • Larissa Schaefer (Frankfurt School of Management)

Earlier:

  • Elena Pikulina (University of British Columbia)
  • Peter Cziraki (University of Toronto, Economics Department)
  • Christophe Spaenjers (HEC Paris)
  • Kim Peijnenburg Bocconi University (currently at EDHEC)
  • Juan Miguel London-Yarce (Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System)

  • Ralph Koijen (Chicago Booth)

Our graduates also show an excellent record of publications, many of them publishing chapters of their theses in top finance and economics journals shortly after graduation. Some PhD students even managed to publish in top journals before graduating.

 

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Attendance

On-Campus

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Program Duration

24 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 2168 EUR

International Fees : 14700 EUR

Funding Options

The number of scholarships is limited and mainly targeted at students with excellent study results. Visit website for more info

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