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Financial Management and Accounting Program

The raison d’être of our program is our commitment to fostering academic excellence in financial management and accounting. The program aims to give a solid foundation of the empirical and theoretical tools of modern finance and accounting, drawing essentially on the corporate and management aspects.

 

The program looks for local and international students with a solid background in finance or accounting. They are interested in using empirical approaches and apply the discipline of economics in case of particular topics.

Corvinus University of Budapest

Dániel Havran

Director of Doctoral Program

Corvinus University of Budapest

Imre Fertő

Head of Doctoral School

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Why the Financial Management and Accounting Program?

The PhD Program in Finance and Accounting aims to produce high quality researchers by preparing them for successful academic careers. It helps them to develop an understanding of the methods used in theoretical modelling and empirical testing. The programme focuses on finance and accounting and aims to enhance the academic development of graduates by broadening their research expertise and equipping them with a broad range of empirical and theoretical tools, enabling them to make a significant academic leadership contribution in their chosen fields.

Admissions

The application criteria as well as the general rules of the admission procedure are listed in Section 15 of the University Doctoral Regulations, which is available here.

The list of documents to be submitted is available here!

In the application for admission, applicants must specify which programme they are applying for.

Applicants must consult the Programme Director in advance (before submitting the application file) and must include a written recommendation from the Programme Director supporting the fact of the grant.

Applicants must submit their research proposal in English. The oral interview will be held in English.

The expected length of the research plan to be submitted in the application is 5 pages, excluding references.  The proposed structure of the research plan is set out in Annex 2 to the Regulations of the Doctoral School.

The written examination concerns the field of management and organizational sciences, in particular knowledge of the research methodology and the subject of specialization chosen by the applicant.

The oral exam serves to assess the applicant’s motivation, professional commitment and aptitude to perform educational and research tasks.

The admission decision is based on a preliminary review of the submitted application materials and the outcome of the oral interview.

The evaluation system for the admission examination is set out in Annex 1 to the Regulations of the Doctoral School

Preferred areas of future PhD research encompass:

Those interested in the Financial Management and Accounting Program are encouraged to plan their research topics in line with one of the main research directions of the Institute of Financee or the Institute of Accounting and Law that are major contributors to the program. These general areas of research include:

  • Accounting (AEA JEL: “M”)
  • Corporate Finance and Governance (AEA JEL: “G3”)
  • Financial Institutions and Services (AEA JEL: “G2”)
  • Financial Markets (AEA JEL: “G1”)

Topics covered by Accounting, Auditing, Asset Management, Banking, Behavioral Finance, Bond Interest Rates, Depository Institutions, Micro Finance Institutions, Mortgages, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Corporate Risk Management, Corporate Valuation, ESG Investments, Investment Analysis, Financial Institutions, Financial Services, Financial Markets, Financial Risk Management, Household Finance, Market Liquidity and Volatility, REIT Finance are close to the research interests of the supervisors.

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Contact

Office: Building E room 235.

Please make an appointment by email before a personal consultation!

Corvinus University of Budapest

Dániel Havran

Director of Doctoral Program

Corvinus University of Budapest

Brigitta Czumpf

PhD procedures expert - study affairs and thesis draft defence

Corvinus University of Budapest

Imre Fertő

Head of Doctoral School

Corvinus University of Budapest

Mónika Herman

PhD procedures expert - final dissertation submission and defence

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