Note: The GSF office is closed for summer from July 1 to 26, 2024.

Graduate School of Finance

The Graduate School of Finance (GSF) is the national doctoral program in finance in Finland. It is a joint venture of Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics, Lappeenranta University of Technology, University of Jyväskylä, University of Oulu, University of Turku and University of Vaasa. The GSF promotes high-quality doctoral education in finance in Finland by organizing advanced level doctoral courses, seminars and workshops. The GSF offers a well-structured teaching program for obtaining a Ph.D. degree in finance for students of the member universities.

Majority of the graduated doctors enter the academic world and the rest pursue careers in the private sector. Recent academic placements include assistant professorship positions at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, ESCP Paris, Ohio State University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Miami, Imperial College London, University of St. Gallen, Catholic University of Lisbon, Stockholm University, London Business School and Audencia School of Management in Nantes.

The GSF hosts the Nordic Finance Network (NFN), a network for research and doctoral training in finance. The NFN complements the universities’ own doctoral programs in finance with the aim of increasing the quality and diversity of research and research training via cooperation. 

GSF Member Universities