The Ph.D. in Finance (Financial Intelligence and Financial Engineering) is a doctoral program jointly established by the China Finance Research Center of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and the Sichuan Provincial Key Laboratory of Financial Intelligence and Financial Engineering. The China Finance Research Center of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics was commissioned in September 2000. It is officially listed as one of the 100 key research bases of the humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education. The center relies on the domestic first-class financial discipline strength and construction level, and cooperates with the People's Bank of China Financial Research Institute to jointly promote the development of this discipline and the financial reform of China. And research on major theoretical and practical issues facing development;
The major is currently set up with three main research directions: a. computational finance and programmatic transactions; b. asset pricing and risk management; and c. financial intelligence and online finance.