PhD and MPhil Programs in Finance

The Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics offers suitability qualified candidates the opportunity to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Actuarial Studies, Statistics or Finance. The three PhD and MPhil programs draw upon the expertise of international researchers located in The Australian National University. Information on the Finance PhD and MPhil programs can be found below.

Information on current and past student profiles, and support and resources available to HDR students, can be found here.

Career options

  • The Finance PhD program at ANU is focused on developing students for a career primarily within academia
  • Researcher or Associate within the banking and financial sector, including investment banking. Roles may include senior positions in investment or quantitative analysis, mergers and acquisitions and business analysis, among others
  • Researcher and Policy advisor at various institutions including: central banks, bank regulators, multi-lateral organisations such as the World Bank, IMF, OECD, and ADB, and within government departments such as Treasury and Finance

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Research areas

  • Corporate finance
  • Banking
  • Market microstructure
  • Financial econometrics
  • Empirical asset pricing
  • Investments and fund management
  • Derivatives and risk management

Research school scholarships

The Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics (RSFAS) has scholarship opportunities available for a limited number of top quality PhD candidates who are unsuccessful in securing scholarship funding from other sources. These may provide a stipend to help with living costs. For more information contact the RSFAS Director of HDR Training.

University scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available to current ANU students to help with the cost of your studies. Donors and benefactors, external organisations and the Australian Government fund many of the scholarships we offer.

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