PhD class profile

EDHEC’s current PhD in Finance candidates are individuals with diverse and robust academic backgrounds and professional experience.
They aspire to rigorous intellectual challenge and have the common aim of producing cutting-edge research in their field.

Profile of PhD programme participants

 

Carefully selected candidates with strong motivation.

61
participants enrolled

(as of September 2022)

26
countries represented

92%
international participants

(non-French)

40/41
average/median

age of executive track participants on matriculation

26/27
average/median

age of residential track participants on matriculation

15
average/median

professional experience of executive track participants

695
average/median

participant GMAT score

REGION OF RESIDENCE

(executive track participants)

ACADEMIC PROFILE

(executive track participants)

Initial degree

 

35.0%
26.0%
24.0%
9.0%
6.0%

Graduate degree(s)

 

79.0%
33.0%
16.0%
12.0%
11.0%
2.0%

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

(executive track participants)

Industries

33.9%
32.0%
22.0%
5.5%
3.3%
3.3%

Job functions

12.0%
37.3%
20.4%
27.0%
3.3%

FAQ (class profile)

 

Questions in this category relate to applicant profiles.
You can also contact us by phone or email.

 

Work experience in finance is not a prerequisite. A candidate’s fit is based on their goals and motivation, their ability – in particular their academic ability – to complete the programme, and what they can bring to the classroom. Applicants should make clear in their letter of application why they believe the programme is suitable for them and what they can bring to class activities.

The Admissions Committee has admitted people in more junior roles in the past, but their lack of experience has generally been counterbalanced by an exceptionally strong academic track record. Such applicants are rare, but typically have a history of very high achievement to underpin their application.

Yes. A Master’s degree is a standard programme requirement and does not exempt you from a scholastic test.

Yes, but having completed the CFA exams will have a positive weighting on your application for admission into the programme.

 

 

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