PhD Student Opportunities
Desautels faculty members are interested in diverse research topics and are open to recruiting qualified candidates to collaborate on projects together.
The McGill Finance discipline is internationally recognized for its high quality research and innovative teaching. It offers programs leading to Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD degrees.
The Finance discipline provides an academic environment where collegiality, service, and excellence in the profession are valued and cherished. Our members help students on many issues, ranging from course selection to supervision of independent study and doctoral research.With more than 30% of B-School graduates accepting jobs in the finance industry, upcoming finance students benefit the most from an extensive alumni network and wide career opportunities
Our faculty members comprise a diverse group in terms of disciplinary backgrounds, theoretical and methodological approaches, and research topics. Learn more about current research projects in our area.
In addition to individual pursuits, our faculty members are affiliated with the Desmarais Global Finance Research Centre. The centre supports a nexus of dynamic research initiatives organized around numerous unifying themes such as global financial markets, asset valuation, corporate finance, funds management, derivatives, and risk management.
Our faculty develop innovative teaching programs and novel pedagogical approaches that provide our undergraduate, graduate, and practitioner students with expertise in multiple domains:
- Bachelor of Commerce major in Finance
- Bachelor of Commerce concentration in Finance
- Bachelor of Commerce honours in Investment Management
- Bachelor of Commerce joint honors in Economics and Finance
- Master of Business Administration concentration in Finance
- Masters of Management in Finance
- PhD specialization in Finance
- A range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Bachelor of Commerce courses
- Master of Business Administration courses
- PhD courses
Students in McGill’s doctoral program in Finance take courses from McGill’s Accounting faculty members as well as from the Faculties of Concordia University, HEC Montréal, and Université du Québec à Montréal. Upon admission, an advisor from the student's chosen area will assist in selecting those courses that best suit the student's interests while satisfying program requirements. Specialization courses may be selected from offerings of the four participating universities.
We provide our students with the latest in trading technology in the Alphonse-Desjardins trading room, which features Thomson Reuters Eikon software.
We are also well-connected to industry. Members of our Faculty’s Global Expert program contribute to our classrooms through guest lectures.
Desautels Global Experts
Members of the Desautels Global Experts program contribute to our classrooms through guest lectures. As practitioners in the industry, they contribute to our students' learning experience.
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