Programme is aimed at scientific research and independent creative activity in the sphere of micro- and macro- finance (Financial Markets and Banking, Monetary Theory and Policy, Public Finance). Programme compulsory subjects, elective subjects, optional subjects, scientific, publication and pedagogical duties; home and foreign scientific stays and preliminary focus of a doctoral thesis are included in the study scheme, which is composed at the beginning of study, being evaluated every year. After completing the study scheme the student sits for the Doctoral State Examination (Financial Economics, Economics of Banks and Insurance Companies, Theoretical and Analytical Issues of Public Finance, Microeconomic Aspects of Taxation, Fiscal Imbalance, Theory and Practice of Monetary Policy, International Monetary Relations), which is a complex revision of knowledge from the sphere of theory of finance and methods of application of newly gained knowledge.

With the final doctoral thesis the student proves his/her ability of independent creative work. It has a character of a research work, bringing new and so far not published knowledge in the sphere of theory of finance. Among the basic characteristic features of a doctoral thesis at the field of finance are especially the scientific approach to working out the topic, using scientific research methods, scientific style of work and scientific presentation of original outcomes. In the course of working out the doctoral thesis the student informs the respective department on the advance of solving the assigned topic.

The principal goal of the Finance doctoral programme is to prepare the students for their future university or research activity. The main stress is put on mastering modern quantitative methods, completing advanced financial subjects, solving specialized research tasks and their presentation at professional conferences and working out and defending doctoral work being a substantial scientific contribution in the sphere of theory of finance.

Compulsory courses:

  • BP_903 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • MTP903 Monetary Economics and Empirical Models
  • VF_901 Public Finance

Elective courses:
PhD candidate chooses one of the stated subjects on recommendation of supervisor:

  • MIE911 Economics (Microeconomics – Macroeconomics)
  • MAE911 Economics (Macroeconomics – Microeconomics)

and one of the following ones:

  • FIL901 Philosophy and Methodology of Science
  • STP916 Applied Statistics and Econometrics

Optional and supplementary courses:
Upon agreement with their supervisor the PhD candidate chooses other, but maximum of three courses relevant to the doctoral thesis (see the list of accredited subjects for doctoral study).

Foreign languages courses for doctoral study programme are offered by the language departments

PhD candidate performs other duties in accordance with the Study and Examination Rules and the Individual Study Plan.

In accordance with the Study and Examination Rules, PhD candidates also have to record in their Individual Study Plan a doctoral state examination as well as a defence of thesis.


More information available at the website of the Faculty of Finance and Accounting.