Exceptional scholars choose us

Our global reputation and connections to world-leading financial institutions: just two reasons why exceptional scholars study at London Business School.

Students on the Finance PhD programme work with 22 full-time faculty members, undertaking both theoretical and empirical research in the following areas:


  • Asset pricing (equity, fixed income and derivatives)
  • Behavioural finance
  • Corporate finance and corporate governance
  • Investment and market microstructure

As an LBS PhD student, you will have the freedom to think creatively. Your ideas will be grounded in formal rigour and proven techniques.


You will gain a deep understanding of the theory and the tools needed to conduct theoretical and applied research in the first year, study core courses including asset pricing, corporate finance, empirical finance, continuous-time finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics and write your research paper in the second year.


How to apply

For more details about our programme, including how to apply, visit our PhD pages.

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