Open positions for a Ph.D. in Finance

ESCP Business School, one of the best-ranked Business schools in Europe, is seeking outstanding candidates for the Ph.D. Program in Management and Finance in Paris, France.

 ESCP has developed a four-year program with specializations in the different areas of management to help each student reach international standards of research quality.

ESCP provides a four-year scholarship and full tuition waiver to a significant proportion of Ph.D. students. Externally funded opportunities are possible too (public or private funding).

 Candidates for a Finance Ph.D. should have a certain level of quantitative skills to enable them to conduct empirical or theoretical work rapidly. A research master’s in finance or a related field is an asset but not compulsory. Applicants with interest in all fields of finance (corporate finance, banking, and asset pricing) are welcome.

About the finance department: The finance department of ESCP has 19 full-time faculty members out of which 14 are based in Paris and nine have passed the French habilitation to supervise a Ph.D. thesis. The faculty members regularly publish in top-tier finance journals and maintain an active seminar series. ESCP also subscribes to all major finance databases.


The application deadline for a start in the fall of 2022 is April 18, 2022.

Further information about the program is available on the ESCP website.