Business Administration: Finance, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 69 Hours

Research Methods
STAT 4203Mathematical Statistics I3
STAT 4213Mathematical Statistics II3
Select 9 hours from the following:9
Graduate Readings and Special Topics in Accounting
Seminar in Accounting Research
Nonparametric Methods
Sample Survey Designs
Time Series Analysis
Multivariate Methods
Categorical Data Analysis
STAT 5113
Stochastic Processes
STAT 5203
Bayesian Analysis
Multivariate Analysis
ECON 5133
Seminar in Economic Policy
Advanced Econometrics
Hours Subtotal15
Dissertation Hours
Select 15 hours of Thesis15
Hours Subtotal15
Doctoral Seminars
FIN 6053Financial Theory and Corporate Policy3
FIN 66005
FIN 66005
FIN 66005
FIN 5763Derivative Securities and the Management of Financial Price Risk3
FIN 5773Financial Engineering3
Hours Subtotal24
Guided Electives
Required: Economics
ECON 5033Macroeconomic Analysis3
ECON 51233
ECON 52233
ECON 52433
ECON 6243Econometrics II3
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours69

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval