Department of Finance at NCCU was established in 1989. The mission of this Department is to provide students strong training in finance, so that they can shoulder the challenges of the turbulent and fast-changing financial markets in the 21st century.

PhD program was founded in 1997. It offers comprehensive and sophisticated training in all major fields of finance. Students with qualification of PhD in Finance create career opportunities in both academic and non-academic. While some alumni continue their academic research on finance, some choose to do banking, futures, or securities in international organizations, large firms, or governmental agencies. For PhD students in Finance, they get access to use our systems to run for research, like the Systex Bigdata, ExecuCOMP, S&P Research Insight, Datastream Advance, and so on. In addition, all the faculty is here to give further instruction to help students with their study and research.

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  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Seminar on Financial Econometrics
  • Seminar on Financial Theory (I) & (II)
  • Finance Workshop (1), (2)
  • Academic Ethics

Except the Workshops and Academic Ethics, all of the above courses are 3 credits. The 2 Workshops courses are 1 credit each, and the Academic Ethics is 1 credit.

In the second year, students are expected to attend not only the seminars and workshop, but also to choose 2 courses out of 5 from the program

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Engineering
  • Investment and Securities Markets
  • International Financial Management
  • Real Estate Finance

Program Structure

Credits required for graduation 24 credits (18 credits are core courses & 6 credits are elective classes)
Duration of study 4 to 7 years (max.)
Graduation requirements
  1. Completion of 24 course credits
  2. Passing the eligibility assessment
  3. Paper publications
  4. Completion of doctoral dissertation
  5. Obtain English Proficiency certificate. Minimum scores of TOEFL iBT at 85 & TOEIC at 880.
Degree conferred Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Application Materials

  1. Official Transcript of TOEFL
  2. Autobiography
  3. Study Plan in Chinese or in English
  4. Research Paper(s)
  5. Other Application Materials in applicant’s favor such as GRE or GMAT score
  6. On-line interview required

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