Written on 15 October 2018.
Early October 2018, the new cohort of PhD participants has joined the doctoral programme for the first part of core courses on the London campus.
Out of the applicants matriculated this year, 15 are part of the programme’s executive track and two belong to the residential track. One will work as a teaching assistant in the EDHEC Masters in Finance programmes, the other one as a research assistant in the ERI Scientific Beta team.
The experienced practitioners joining the executive track of the EDHEC doctoral programme usually embark on the course to take a step towards senior positions in finance or positions in academe, or when they already hold such positions, to help them steer their organisations in new directions. During the programme, they work with leading specialists on research of particular relevance to their organisations.
The 2018 class is of great cultural diversity, with solid professional and academic credentials. Fifteen nationalities are represented; seven students are based in the US, seven in Europe and three in Asia.
Participants have strong academic backgrounds. They completed first degrees in engineering or sciences (physics, computer science, applied science and mathematics). The other participants have a first degree in economics, law, chemistry, sociology and business.
They hold one or two graduates degrees: MBA with major in finance or economics or Masters of Science in financial engineering, financial or applied mathematics, financial markets, risk or investment management, statistics of reputed institutions such as Berkeley, Cass, Chicago, Columbia, M.I.T., Tokyo, Wharton, Yale…
The proportion of senior professionals is still high and participants work in investment banking, asset management, financial services, wealth management, education or for an end investor. The average age of these new students is 39 and together they average over 14 years of experience.
More information on class profile: https://www.edhec.edu/en/phd-finance/class-profile