Ariane Szafarz is a full professor of mathematics and finance at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She holds a PhD in Mathematics and an MD in Philosophy. Her research topics include microfinance (mission drift, governance issues), financial econometrics, international finance, epistemology of probability, and job market discrimination. She co-directs the doctoral programme in management sciences organised jointly by SBS-EM (ULB), the Faculté Warocqué (UMONS) and HEC Management School (ULg). She is also President of the Marie-Christine Adam Fund. She has been visiting Professor at Université de Lille II, Université Catholique de Louvain, and the Luxembourg School of Finance. She has published several books and scientific articles in Econometric Theory, European Economic Review, Journal of Fixed Income, Journal of Empirical Finance, etc.
We offer two fast-track options which enable you to reduce your required stay in Frankfurt.
16 Months + Thesis : Students take the fourth semester electives in the third and second semesters.
10 Months + Thesis : Additionally, depending on your prior qualifications, all of the first semester modules may be waived.
Please note that students taking the fast - track option cannot take advantage of our “3 Day Model”, as fast-track options require a 5 day study week. All fast-track options must be approved on an individual basis by the programme director.
From a microeconomic and managerial perspective, CERMi is undertaking research on institutional aspects including governance and risk management of microfinance institutions, as well as the concept of a client-driven approach toward the development of financial services and products. From a macroeconomic and sociological point of view, CERMi focuses on matters of regulation and local government policy, as well as the roles played by central banks and international donors. Links between microfinance and the traditional banking sector are also analysed, and throughout this research, special attention is given to ethical considerations that are specifically relevant and critical to the evolution of the microfinance industry.