PhD in Finance

Provided online via distance learning
Program Overview

The PhD in Finance provides an in-depth study of the strategic financial issues in today’s economy and provides a solid base for conducting comprehensive research in the field. The courses created and the issues raised typically have a theoretical, mathematical and business application. The PhD in Finance is ideal for individuals with very strong financial backgrounds and previous financial education who wish to excel in this very dynamic field. This joint degree program is also aimed at university, university college, polytechnics lecturers who seek a thorough foundation for an academic career provided by a PhD degree.

This program is offered in cooperation with UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua. SMC is responsible for its entire operation and delivery. The PhD in Finance degree is conferred and awarded by UCN.

UCN was founded in 1997 as a private Nicaraguan university in Managua, Nicaragua. It was accredited by the Consejo Nacional de
Universidades and received the status of a fully autonomous university with unrestricted degree awarding authority by Act of Parliament and by the award of the fully autonomous university status by Decree of the President of Nicaragua.

Program Requirements

Due to the flexible structure of the program, enrollment is on an ongoing basis.
Supported through the asynchronous method of studying, admitted students may commence
their studies at any time in alignment with their personal and professional commitments.

  • Master degree from an internationally recognized academic institution
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in executive or senior management positions
  • Proficiency in English
Course Outline & Sequence
Core Stage
Specialization Stage
Dissertation Stage