DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN FINANCE: WHAT THEY DO NOT TEACH YOU IN GRADUATE sCHOOL

Time: August 7 - August 11, 2017  

Place: Helsinki, Aalto University School of Business, Chydenia Building

Instructor: Professor Utpal Bhattacharya (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

NFN Travel Grant: NFN offers travel stipends to PhD students in finance who come from one of the NFN member institutions, located outside of Finland. To apply for a travel stipend, please use this this form (rtf), and send the application to nfn (at) aalto.fi.

Teaching schedule: 15 x 45 min

DAY
DATE
TIME
Monday 7.8.2017 9:00 - 12 Chydenia building,
room G-112
Tuesday 8.8.2017 9:00 - 12 Chydenia building,
room G-112
Wednesday 9.8.2017 9:00 - 12 Chydenia building,
room G-112
Thursday 10.8.2017 9:00 - 12 Chydenia building,
room G-112
Friday 11.8.2017 9:00 - 12 Chydenia building,
room G-112

 

Course Description: The course aims to introduce students to areas that are never taught in graduate school but should be: how to develop a research philosophy, how to give conference presentations and discussions, how to referee papers, how to do 30 minute hotel interviews, and how to present job market papers.

Target Audience: Ph.D. students who are second year or higher in the program; preferably all or almost all course work finished.

Course Outline: Syllabus

Access to the articles is subject to your home institutions' subsciptions to the databases. If you have a problem with accessing the articles, please contact GSF office gsf @ aalto.fi for advice. 

Lecture Notes:
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Password for opening the course material will be e-mailed to the participants.

Credit units: 3 ECTS cr.

List of Participants: tba

Participants: Doctoral students in finance. The maximum number of students addmitted in this course is 15 The course is also open for KATAJA as well as FDPE students with sufficient background in finance and/or economics. The course is also open for foreign doctoral students given that there is space in the course.  

EXAMination

Grading: Grading is based 50% on referee report and 50% on original paper (both presentation plus written)

Examination date and time: tba

Exam registration: Link to web registration will be opened soon.

Examination places:
Helsinki: Aalto University School of Business, Chydenia, tba
Vaasa: University of Vaasa
Oulu: University of Oulu, Department of Economics
Lappeenranta: Lappeenranta University of Technology
Turku: University of Turku, Turku School of Economics
Other locations: Doctoral students in other universities are requested to inform GSF by sending an e-mail to gsf@aalto.fi if they wish to take the exam in their home universities. The exam can be taken abroad where suitable exam supervision can be arranged. Please note that the exam must be written in presence of an exam supervisor. Thus, please submit the name of the exam supervisor at least 14 days before the examination.  Possible payment and arrangements for supervision should be made by the student.

Please note: No retake exam will be offered for any reason (beyond your control or not). However, the exam can be taken abroad where suitable exam supervision can be arranged. Possible payment and arrangements for supervision should be made by the student. In case you wish to take the exam abroad, please contact GSF by sending an e-mail to gsf@aalto.fi at least 14 days before the examination. 

Registration / Application

 

  • Doctoral students of GSF and FDPE: Please register through this link.
  • Doctoral students in related fields and doctoral students at foreign universities: Application form can be found here: PDF file or Word file. Please, send in addition to your complete contact information, a report on the status of your doctoral studies, and a brief CV. Please ask also your thesis advisor to send us a short letter of recommendation by-email. All the required documents should be sent by e-mail to gsf@aalto.fi.

 

The deadline for registering in this course is July 30, 2017. All applicants will be informed of their acceptance soon after the deadline.