Written on 28 March 2014.
A truly unique programme, the EDHEC PhD in Finance caters to finance practitioners looking to acquire new expertise and cutting-edge analytical techniques. Nine graduates - 3 women and 6 men - received their diplomas March 24 during a ceremony on the London campus of the EDHEC Business School.
Launched jointly in 2008 by EDHEC and the EDHEC-Risk Institute, the programme's goal is to provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to become autonomous researchers. This rigorous programme offers both a residential track for high-potential graduate students who will hold part-time research or teaching positions at EDHEC Business School, and an executive track for high-level practitioners in full-time jobs.
This year's commencement speaker was Mr Tomas Franzén, Chief Investment Strategist of the second Swedish pension buffer fund, and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the EDHEC-Risk Institute. Also present were René Garcia, EDHEC Dean of Graduate Studies and PhD Programme Academic Director; and Frédéric Ducoulombier, Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute-Asia and EDHEC Risk-Institute Director of Executive Education.
“At EDHEC, we consider that academic research has a vital role to play in promoting innovation and raising professional standards,” said Dean Garcia. “The PhD in Finance programme is the culmination of EDHEC Business School’s ambition to put research-based excellence at the centre of professional development.”
We congratulate the following EDHEC PhD in Finance graduates: