National PhD program

Want to enrol in a FIRN PhD course – here’s how to do it!

Who can enrol?
FIRN’s program of courses are open to all PhD students and early career researchers.
What are the course fees?
Participants from FIRN member institutions may enrol without paying course fees.  Course fees may apply to participants who enrol from non-FIRN member institutions.
How do I enrol?
Step 1: Download the course syllabus and make sure you meet the pre-requisite requirements.
Step 2: Obtain written permission from your PhD Supervisor (or your School PhD Coordinator) before enrolling.
Written approval is to set out the following:
(a) whether you are doing the course for credit recognition or not;
(b) that the FIRN Terms of Enrolment (see below for full details) are agreed to and will be abided;
(c) that you have your School’s approval to undertake the course off-campus (for insurance purposes).
Step 3: Email your enrolment details to FIRN

2017 SEMESTER 1 PROGRAM

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PhD Course in Finance Theory
Presented by:
Professor Tom Smith
(University of Queensland)
Venue: Bond University Room BLD05_3_27 (Venue map)
Dates:
Module 1 – 4-5 March
Module 2 – 22-23 April
Module 3 – 13-14 May
Course details:
Course syllabus is now available
Click here to download

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PhD Capstone course in Financial Econometrics
Presented by:
Professor Frederico Nardari
(Univeristy of Melbourne)
Venue:
University of Melbourne, Department of Finance
Dates:
Module 1 10-11 March
Module 2 28-29 April
Module 3 20-21 May
Course details:
Course syllabus is now available Click here to download

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PhD Masterclass in
Corporate Finance
Special Topic area of Information Economics Applications

Presented by: Professor Uday Rajan (University of Michigan)
Venue: University of Tasmania
Dates: 9-15 July
Course details:
Course syllabus is now available
Click here to download

2017 SEMESTER 2 PROGRAM

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PhD course/seminar in Empirical Finance
Presented by:
Professor Tom Smith
(University of Queensland)
Venue: TBC
Dates:
Module 1 –  29-30 July
Module 2 –  2-3 September
Module 3 –  21-22 October
Course details:
course syllabus will be available late May.

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PhD course in
Market Microstructure

Presented by:
Professor Talis Putnins (UTS)
Venue: UTS Business School
Dates:
Module 1 – 4-5 August
Module 2 – 8-9 September
Module 3 – 13-14 October
Course details:
course syllabus will be available late May.

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PhD Capstone Course in
Asset Pricing/Finance Theory

Presented by:
Professor Tim McQuade (Stanford)
Venue: University of Sydney Business School
Dates:
Module 1 – 12-13 August
Module 2 – 19-20 August
Module 3 – 26-27 August
Course details:
course syllabus and timetable will be available late June

 

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PhD Masterclass in
Asset Pricing
Special topic area of Risk, Uncertainty and Ambiguity

Presented by:
Professor Michael Gallmeyer (University of Virginia)
Venue: University of South Australia Business School
Dates: 24-30 September
Course details:
course syllabus and timetable will be available late June.

Terms of Enrolment:

  • Staff enrolling in FIRN courses for professional development purposes must already have a PhD otherwise full enrolment is required.
  • One course auditor per institution is allowed.  Course auditors must have a PhD.
  • PhD students understand and accept they meet all pre-requisites before enrolling in a FIRN course.
  • PhD students understand that FIRN’s PhD program involves “advanced courses” specifically designed to be challenging.
  • PhD student enrolments are accepted on the understanding they intend to complete the full course program including all assessment requirements (Note: travel funding approval is often conditional upon students completing the full program).
  • PhD students may not attend FIRN courses on a casual basis – no exceptions.
  • PhD students have obtained their Supervisor’s approval (in writing) before submitting their enrolment.