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  Sep 21, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, PhD (Finance track)


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Degree Requirements


A doctoral degree requires the successful completion of a minimum of 54 course credits: 42 credits of coursework and a minimum of 12 dissertation credits. Students must also satisfactorily complete Qualifying Exam at the end of the 1st year, satisfactorily complete the Admission to Candidacy Exam, as well as complete and successfully defend their doctoral dissertation.

The degree must be completed within eight (8) years of the date of entry.

Electives


Although other courses may be taken as electives, students are required to choose either BUS ADM 733 or BUS ADM 734 as one of their electives choices.

Sequencing of Courses


   must be taken by all students in their first semester. In the final semester of coursework, all students will be required to take   and Dissertation Seminar (BUS ADM 891).

Admission Requirements


Please see the general statement of admission requirements for all graduate studies programs in the “Admissions” section of this publication, and the “Special Instructions for Applicants to Individual Programs” section of the application for admission to graduate study.
 

Candidates are evaluated on the basis of their:

  1. Undergraduate and any previous graduate performance
  2. Professional work experience
  3. GMAT or GRE scores
  4. Application essays
  5. Recommendations
  6. Interview

The PhD in Business Administration Admissions Committee will consider all of the above in making admissions decisions. Admission to the program is very competitive, and students are evaluated based on research interests and fit with the program.
 

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