The Area Banking, Finance & Insurance provides an excellent environment for pursuing your doctoral studies. The usual way to obtain your doctoral degree in Finance is through a structured graduate program that is offered by the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim.
The Center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB) at the GESS administers the structured PhD program of the University of Mannheim. You can find general information about the Finance track here. Additionally, an overview over the courses offered in the finance track can be found here.