"I really enjoy the multinational working and research environment with highly qualified and open-minded fellow students from all over the world." Behnaz Gholami, CDSB


Yanghua Shi

Yanghua Shi

Yanghua Shi was born in Japan. In 2017, she received her Bachelor's degree in Economic Computer Science from the University of Mannheim, where she graduated top of her class. She was also awarded DAAD Prize at her graduation. For her bachelor thesis, Yanghua wrote about bitcoin in cooperation with a company. Subsequently, she received her Master's degree in Mannheim Master in Business Research with a focus on Marketing from the University of Mannheim and was nominated for DAAD Prize. Moreover, Yanghua gained practical experience during internships at Deloitte (Mannheim) and Deutsche Bank (Frankfurt). She gained first research experience while working as a student research assistant at respectively ZEW (Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research) and Chair of Senior Professor Weber. In September 2019, Yanghua joined the Finance track of the Center of Doctoral Studies in Business.

Research Interests

Corporate Finance

Financial Markets

Quantitative Finance


Behavioral Finance

Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

The University of Mannheim has excellent teaching and research quality and is one of the most distinguished business schools in Germany with close connections to research institutions worldwide. As I have studied different disciplines during my bachelor and master study in the University of Mannheim, I am convinced of the interdisciplinary approach of GESS in the same university. Moreover, the strong methodological foundation necessary for a career in research is provided by structured doctoral program of the GESS.