Faculty of Business
ENTRY

May 2025 Entry

STUDY MODE
Full-time
About Programme
How to Apply
Introduction

Our research programmes are designed to prepare students for a career in academic research and teaching. The programmes are broad-based and provide a rigorous foundation on which the students can build an academic career of their choice.

 

Our research programmes are 3-year / 4-year PhD programmes:

 

The normal duration of the PhD programme depends on the students' educational background. The programme mainly consists of two parts: coursework and thesis. Students will also receive training in teaching and gain research experience through research seminar attendance. After a successful defence of thesis and satisfying all University graduation requirements, the candidates will be awarded the PhD research degree. 

 

For details of programme structures and entrance requirements of the University and our Faculty, please refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fb/study/rpg/research-programmes/

Research Area

Accounting and Auditing

 TelEmail
Prof. Jie Cao (Programme Director)(852) 2766 7099jie.cao@polyu.edu.hk
Prof. Walid Saffar (Deputy Programme Director) (852) 2766 7059walid.saffar@polyu.edu.hk

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our School of Accounting and Finance.

Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing

 TelEmail
Prof. Jie Cao (Programme Director)(852) 2766 7099jie.cao@polyu.edu.hk
Prof. Walid Saffar (Deputy Programme Director)(852) 2766 7059walid.saffar@polyu.edu.hk

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our School of Accounting and Finance.

Research Facilities
  • AF currently subscribes to more than 30 databases to support the research of faculty members and research students. These databases include the CRSP, COMPUSTAT, AuditAnalytics, BoardEx, I/B/E/S, Datastream and CSMAR (China Stock Market & Accounting Research Database).

  • The Centre for Economic Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Finance (CESEF) offers opportunities to conduct cutting-edge academic research on economic sustainability, entrepreneurial finance and internet finance.

Other Information

For enquiries, please contact:

 

School of Accounting and Finance
Website: https://af.polyu.edu.hk/study/phd-programme/
Email: alex-kc.chan@polyu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 2766 4398

 

Faculty of Business
Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fb/study/rpg/
Email: fb.research.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3400 2582

Supporting Documents
Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Personal Statement

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Compulsory

  • A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

  • Please provide prior research work.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Others

GMAT or GRE results are required.