Nova School of Business and Economics

PhD in Economics | Finance


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Professor Miguel Ferreira

Education objectives

Program Overview

The PhD Program in Economics | Finance aims at attracting the very best students in economics and finance. The commitment is to train PhD students to become highly qualified independent researchers. Our PhD graduates are familiar with the state-of-the-art of both theoretical and empirical tools in economics and finance. They are able to advance the frontier of research and provide evidence-based policy recommendations.

Nova SBE PhD graduates systematically suit positions in competitive international academia and research institutions. Our students are also prepared to fill top positions in business companies, financial institutions, and governmental organizations.

By choosing the PhD program in Economics | Finance at Nova SBE, you become an important link in an exciting research environment. At Nova SBE, we promote the inclusion of our PhD candidates in the research projects of our faculty, as we believe that the quality of our doctoral training and that of our research are intimately connected.


The program lasts for years:

  • First two years: coursework part of the program.

  • Last two years: dedicated to research with participation in weekly PhD Research Workshops and seminars.

Degree pre-requisites

Application Requirements

  • Applicants should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent pre-experience 1 year diploma in Economics, Finance, or related fields, and should have a good level of competence in English. Excellent candidates with the course work part of the Master’s degree completed and the dissertation in good progress may be considered to enroll in the program;

  • Graduate records examination (GRE) or Graduate management admission test (GMAT);

  • Personal data/curriculum vitae;

  • Motivation letter;

  • Transcript of records;

  • Reference letters;

In order to apply or for further information including application details, program structure, scholarships and program requirements kindly visit: PhD in Economics | Finance at Nova SBE.

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