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Einladung: VGSF Information Day 2016 (25.10.2016)

Was: VGSF Information Day 2016
Wann:25. Oktober 2016
16:00 Uhr
Wo:WU Campus
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien

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Organizer: Vienna Graduate School of Finance Prof. Dr. T. Gehrig (Univ. Wien), Prof. Dr. J. Zechner (WU Wien)

We would like to invite you to the forthcoming VGSF Information Day. Three VGSF faculty members will give you a brief insight in the PhD program and answer potential questions. The event will be hosted at the new WU campus, Teaching Center, room 2.03 on October 25, 2016, 4.00 p.m.. Afterwards there will be an informal get-together at the D4 cafeteria. The VGSF offers a stimulating learning and research environment to outstanding students from around the world and our main activities are academic research and PhD education. The VGSF PhD program consists of two parts: rigorous coursework and work on the PhD thesis. The students attend courses covering all major topics in finance and analytical methods required for doing research. In particular, the courses focus on Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing and Quantitative Methods in Finance. In the past academic years students had the chance to attend courses taught by international scholars such as Tomas Björk, Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, Nicolae Garleanu, Francisco Gomes, Christopher Hennessy, David Lando, Jacob Sagi, Rossen Valkanov, Jiang Wang and Toni Whited. After passing the required exams, students start to conduct research projects on their own. In our weekly research seminar students have the opportunity to meet internationally renowned scholars presenting their state-of-the art research.

VGSF graduates can look forward to a rewarding career at leading academic institutions. Former VGSF students have been placed at institutions like Aarhus University, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Hong Kong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Utah and the University of Wisconsin, USA.