Doctoral Program in Finance

  • CRICOS code: 056955G | 092762G

The experience


At MBS, we offer a comprehensive program to support your learning, develop your skills and enrich your degree. We encourage you to be involved both on and off campus, and to make the most of your time outside the classroom.

Top-Tier Research & High-Quality Teaching

The Department of Finance is internationally recognised for its world-class research and research training, augmented by visitors from the world's top finance programs. It is consistent with best practice amongst the world’s top business schools. Here, we enable students to become experts in finance, and train them to be ready for placement into the world’s most competitive institutions and organisations.

Professor Garry Twite
Professor Garry Twite, Finance PhD Director

Professor Garry Twite

Professor Twite specialises in corporate finance, corporate governance, compensation and real estate. He has previously held academic positions at the University of New South Wales, Australian National University, University of California, Los Angeles and University of Texas at Austin. He has published widely on topics including capital structure, dividend policy, corporate governance, urbanisation and real estate investment trusts.

Areas of expertise for supervision include:

  • Asset pricing and portfolio/funds management
  • Corporate finance and corporate governance
  • Derivatives and risk management
  • Financial institutions and regulation
  • Market microstructure
  • Real estate finance

Meet our Academics

Student experience

Robert Manolache
Robert Manolache,
PhD candidate Department of Finance

Robert Manolache

"I have always had a keen intellectual curiosity to explore and understand financial markets, and the Doctoral program here has enabled me to independently research topics which I am passionate about. I work alongside like-minded peers and supportive academic staff. Through a rigorous and challenging coursework program, I have been able to develop strong conceptual and computational skills, giving me the confidence to develop my own models and test their implications for our understanding of financial markets and corporate decision-making."

Meet our Graduate Research Students