A Joint Programme of Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena
Mingdi Xiao

PhD Student
DFG Research Training Program "The Economics of Innovative Change"
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
D-07743 Jena

Bachstrasse 18, Room 211
D-07743 Jena


Curriculum Vitae

Academic Qualification

2010 -           PhD Student, Graduate College "The Economics of Innovative Change", Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany)

09/2008 - 06/2009   Master of Science in Finance at the University of St.Andrews ( UK )

                 Final Thesis " The Investor- Entrepreneur Relationships of Venture Capital Investment in British High Technology Industries "

               (degree with Distinction : Master of Science in Finance with Distinction)

09/2004 - 06/2007 Bachelor of Business Administration at the Utrecht Business School ,University of Utrecht (Holland)

                  International Business and Management in Finance and Accounting 

                 Final Thesis " Cash growth from working capital, internal finance and external financing"

               (degree with honors: Bachelor of business administration) 

09/2006-02/2007 Exchange program , School of Business Management , University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne ( France )

Working experience

07/2007-09/2008 Royal Wessanen nv , Head Office, Utrecht , Holland

                Financial controller and analyst

01/2006 -05/2006 ABN.AMRO Bank , Amsterdam, Holland

                 Internship at European department


2010- now Doctoral scholarship from German Science Foundation (DFG RTG 1411)

2008-2009 Postgraduate scholarship of University of St andrews UK

2005-2007 Delta Scholarship by Nuffic in collaboration with the Dutch institutions of higher education.