Nanyang Business School Ph.D. Programme in Banking & Finance 

Our Goal

Our goal is to train the next generation of finance scholars. We aim to place our graduates at renowned research oriented institutions. 

Recently, our graduates have taken up faculty positions at the following universities:

  • University of New South Wales
  • Australian National University
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • Monash University
  • University of Adelaide
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Peking University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Fudan University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • University of Science and Technology of China
  • Central University of Finance and Economics
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • University of International Business and Economics
  • Xiamen University

Our Faculty

Our faculty's research is consistently featured in international conferences and top finance and actuarial/insurance journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, and North American Actuarial Journal. Many of our colleagues have won international awards for their research and contributions to the field. We hold seminars featuring researchers from around the world and run an active brown bag seminar. Our division is consistently ranked among the top universities in Asia for financial economics research.

As a Ph.D. student, you will work closely with our faculty on joint research projects. Our faculty will also assist you in your efforts to develop your own independent research agenda. 

What We Offer

We provide a solid set of Ph.D. courses in asset pricing, corporate finance, economics, econometrics, and accounting.

We subscribe to all major research-oriented databases, including CRSP, Compustat, Capital IQ, PACAP, Datastream, SDC Platinum, CDA/Spectrum, and Lexis-Nexis.

We also offer financial support so that you may present your research at premier international conferences.

What We Look For

The ideal candidate has a strong quantitative background and coding experience (SAS, STATA, Python, R, SQL). Candidates also need to have strong writing and communication skills. Research experience in finance or a related area is a plus. Candidates without a graduate degree are welcome to apply.

How To Apply

If you are interested and would like to apply to our Ph.D. program, please refer to this page for information.  Please do not reach out to individual faculty. Admission decisions are made by a separate committee and not by individual faculty. In addition, you may choose your supervisor only after you have started your studies at NTU.





Division Coordinator for NBS PhD Programme in Banking & Finance

Assoc Prof Hwang Byoung-Hyoun

Email: [email protected]

Further information about our division and the research interests of the faculty members can be found here:

Banking and Finance