Vienna Graduate School of Finance (Austria)
INVITATION TO APPLY The Vienna Graduate School of Finance – a joint initiative of the University of Vienna, the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration – invites applications for the course starting in September 2007 for its doctoral program. Upon admission, applicants can expect to obtain a top-quality education for an academic career or a
highly specialized position in business or international institutions.
HIGHEST ACADEMIC CREDENTIALSThe Vienna Graduate School of Finance draws on the academic resources of three established academic institutions, with a faculty specializing in various fields of finance, including asset pricing, corporate finance, financial institutions, risk management, and market microstructure. Well-established within the research community, the local faculty not only focuses on questions of fundamental theoretical and empirical importance in finance, but also on policy-oriented issues and practical applications.
DISTINGUISHED INTERNATIONAL FACULTYLeading scholars in the field are regularly invited to teach advanced courses on a topic with either important practical applications or high potential for future research. For example, in the last three years courses have been taught by Kerry Back (St. Louis), David Bates (Iowa), Tomas Björk (Stockholm), Michael Brennan (UCLA), Stefano Demichelis (University of Pavia), Zsuzsanna Fluck (Michigan State), Nicolae Garleanu (University of Pennsylvania) ,
David Lando (Copenhagen) , Antonio Mele (LSE), Mojmir Mrak (Ljubljana), Stefan Reichelstein (Stanford), Neal Stoughton (Calgary), Ruey Tsay (University of Chicago GSB), Russ Wermers (Maryland), Jan Werner (Minnesota), and Stanley Zin (Carnegie Mellon).
PROGRAMThe program consists of two years of intensive course work, followed by thesis writing. All courses are taught in English. In addition to good language skills, good skills in mathematics and statistics are advantageous to successfully complete the program.
APPLICATIONThe program is open for students from all countries with all academic specializations, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent and have a sufficient level of formal training. Applicants should take a GRE and/or GMAT and a TOEFL test, and provide proof of basic proficiency in finance and/or economics (based on either the degree they hold or a sample of original written work). The application package should also contain a statement of purpose, as well as copies of
any certificates and diplomas obtained during prior studies, along with certified translations into English. Finally, each applicant should arrange for at least two letters of reference to be sent directly to the address stated below.
SCHOLARSHIP Successful applicants will receive very financial support. Approximately 4-6 applicants will be admitted to the program.
Please send your application package no later than February 15th, 2007, to the following address: VGSF - Prof. Josef Zechner, University of Vienna, Department of Finance, Brünnerstrasse 72, 1210 Vienna (Wien), Austria.
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