Research courses

As a PhD student you will receive rigorous training in research methods, outstanding supervision and mentorship, and coursework that will give you both in-depth and broad subject-specific knowledge.

What we are researching

We have access to sophisticated and analytical databases in accounting and finance, giving you the appropriate tools to perform high-quality research and deliver trusted output.

Research interests

  • Corporate finance
  • Investments
  • Banking
  • Macro-finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance
  • Banking and the performance of banking institutions

Find a course

Find out more about applying to Surrey.

Expert support

Our Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.

What our students say

Read our student profiles to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.

My supervisor was supportive and he has always guided me. He was the person who made me rely on my own initiatives and be independent.

Mojdeh Mehrganrad, PhD Management and Business
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