Copenhagen Business School PhD Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice invites applications for a vacant scholarship where this position will be at the Center of Corporate Governance (CCG) which is part of the Department of Accounting.
The anticipated starting day is the 15th of September, 2022. The Center for Corporate Governance (CCG) is a virtual forum for the improvement of knowledge in this area, connecting researchers from several departments and institutions inside as well as outside Copenhagen Business School.
The school is composed of researchers in economics, accounting, finance, law, and management as well as business people, auditors, and government officials.
We manage research projects, workshops, conferences, doctoral education, and seminars. However, this position will be a part of a major research program “Nordic Finance and the Good Society” where more information about the program can be found under: www.Mfg.DK.
Teaching duties of the Department include undergraduate and graduate teaching in corporate governance, finance, and accounting-related topics.
Examples of research areas a PhD Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice might cover:
- The value of financial advice seen from a consumer view when dealing with investment decisions
- Financial literacy or the lack of it and the effect on investment behavior
Copenhagen Business School frequently abbreviated and referred to as CBS (also in Danish), is a public university located in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious business schools in Western Europe and the world.
The school was founded in 1917 by the Danish Society for the Advancement of Business Education and Research (FUHU); yet, it was not until 1920 that accounting became the first full study program at CBS. Today Copenhagen Business School has about 20,000 students and 2,000 employees and offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs within the business, generally with an interdisciplinary and international focus.
The school is approved by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), AMBA (Association of MBAs), as well as AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), therefore making it one of the few schools worldwide to hold the “triple-crown” accreditation, and along with Aarhus BSS, the only two in Denmark.
The Copenhagen Business School campus is located in Frederiksberg, close to the center of Copenhagen, and centers on the school’s main campus of Solbjerg Plads, completed in 2000.
However, since the Danish Universities Act of 2003, the school has had a board of directors with an external majority. The Board of Directors appoints the President of CBS, who is currently Nikolaj Malchow-Møller.
Most of the programs are taught in English, and more than half of the faculty is recruited from abroad, making Copenhagen Business School an international academic environment.
The university’s alumni include Søren Skou, CEO of A.P Moller-Maersk, Lise Kingo, executive director of the United Nations Global Compact, Fritz Henrik Schur Junior, Chairman of Ørsted, David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails, Kasper Rørsted, CEO of Adidas, Hannibal Muammar Gaddafi, son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Jacob Schram, CEO of Norwegian Air, Lars Dalgaard, founder of SuccessFactors, Thor Haraldsson, as well as some other entrepreneurs and Danish politicians.
A PhD Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice runs for a period of three years and includes teaching obligations equivalent to six months’ work (840 work hours). The scholarships are completely salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The monthly salary is presently about DKK 27,871 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totaling 17.1%. Also, the PhD Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice includes tuition fees, office space, course, and travel costs (according to the current CBS agreement).
Requirements for PhD Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice
To be considered for PhD Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice, the applicant must:
- have basic education at the master’s level (corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process)
- have received a grade of 10 (or equivalent) for the master’s thesis according to the Danish 7-point grading scale (https://ufm.dk/en/education/the-danish-education-system/grading-system)
- have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the bachelor’s and master’s degree combined or a weighted grade point average must be at least 9.5 for the master’s degree alone.
- have completed the master’s program before starting the PhD program at CBS
- master academic English at a high level in writing and speaking
How to Apply for PhD Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice
The for PhD Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice application (see link below) must include a five-page project description. The project description must include:
- a presentation of an original research question
- a description of the initial theoretical framework and method
- a presentation of the proposed empirical material
- a work plan for the three years
In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be included:
- diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree or other certificates at an equivalent level as well as the grade transcripts
- a concise curriculum vitae (CV)
- a list of articles and publications (if applicable)
- one example of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis)
- Documentation of English language skills
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