Department of Finance Doctoral Program
Special Features of the Program
The Ph.D. in Finance program uses focuses on systematic thinking to gain an in-depth understanding of changes in international financial markets, investment theories, and practical applications of various derivative financial instruments. Financial management, international currencies, and accounting standards are also the objectives of research and talent training. The program brings together elites from all over the world, combining practical experience and academic theories to create a dazzling spark, and allowing students to have a bright future in investment, securities, accounting, finance, industry, etc. We sincerely invite you to join the NSYSU Ph.D. in Finance Program!
Total Program Credits: 39 credits
The Department's doctoral program requires a minimum of 39 credits.
The main courses are divided into two parts: (1) financial management, investment and financial markets, and (2) economic quantity. In addition, students can take up to three credits in economics, statistics, mathematics or business management offered by other departments. After admission, graduate students should propose a course selection plan with the guidance of their academic advisor. Academic advisors may, depending on the academic background of the student, require them to take supplementary master’s courses or other related subjects within the department, which will not be counted as doctoral credits. This course selection plan will be submitted to the department for approval after the consent of the advising professor.
Words from Our Alumni
Yun-Ling Wu, Doctoral Alumnus, 2011
But, from the perspective of a whole life’s timeline, this failure is just a brief moment in time. So, dust yourself off and move forward bravely. You can be sad for a while, but don't stay in a state of self-pity for too long. As for disappointment in your love life… this is an even more common and ordinary episode in life. Think about it, you are not his (or her) best lover, and he (or she) is not your favorite – you are just passing by on the road of life for a moment to look back on and laugh. You don't have to convince yourself that you love each other, but you can definitely love yourself and give yourself a chance to go to the next beautiful stop.
You don't have to convince yourselves that you love each other, but you can definitely love yourself and give yourself a chance to move on to something better. A person's life is both long and short. Besides being busy with success and failure, there are two things that are worth pursuing in a lifetime. The first is health. As the saying goes, health is wealth. Without health, no matter how many 0s there are in your bank book, your total is really 0. The second is the pursuit of a better self. As Professor Tai Ma said, young people should be brave enough to dream.
Professor Der-Ming Liou said that knowledgeable people cannot pretend to be neutral. Many other professors have said many other words of wisdom – I still have a large book of them. But to sum up the life advice that these professors give students, it is to go forward, have your own ideals and persistence, and pursue a better you! Good luck to everyone!
Chih-Yang Cheng, Doctoral Alumnus, 2017
In particular, the curriculum of the Ph.D. program in Finance is very rich and diversified, and students can integrate their expertise in financial management into related academic fields according to their future directions and interests. I would encourage all students to interact with faculty members during the Ph.D. program to strengthen their professional knowledge, enhance their problem solving and communication skills, and actively participate in international seminars and academic activities held on and off campus to enhance their international perspective and research horizons.
In addition, the Department of Finance provides many channels for students to apply for scholarships. With the encouragement and guidance of my advisor, I was able to apply for various grants both on and off campus, which helped me greatly in my study process and self-affirmation. Finally, I would like to pass on the words of encouragement from my mentor to current students who will become elite in finance or academia. We should continue to challenge ourselves and embrace failure, because often what we lack is not opportunity but the ability to seize it!