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        Curriculum

        View the appropriate curriculum model below based on your plan for your PhD in Finance.

        Electives

        Electives include Special Topics in Finance (FINC 8700), research methods and concentrations of courses in another discipline, such as Economics. Your electives must be approved by the Graduate Program Officer (PhD Advisor).

        Candidacy 

        You will be admitted to candidacy after completing the required coursework and passing the preliminary examination. The preliminary examination requires you to produce and present both a satisfactory conference paper and seminar paper, with the conference paper presentation coming first. The seminar paper must be approved by your Advisory Committee.

        For more details, view the PhD in Business: Finance Concentration Policies and Procedures Manual (revised: May  7, 2018).

        Sample Course of Study

        First Year

        Fall

        • Financial Analysis BUSI 7110 (3)
        • Electives (6)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Spring

        • Theory of Finance FINC 8620 (3)
        • Electives (6)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880(1)

        Summer

        • Special Topics FINC 8700 (3)

        Second Year

        Fall

        • Seminar in Corporate Finance FINC 8650 (3)
        • Seminar in Investments FINC 8640 (3)
        • Elective (3)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Spring

        • Seminar in Fin Mkts and Inst FINC 8690 (3)
        • Special Topics FINC 8700, e.g. Derivatives (3)
        • Elective (3)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Summer

        Third Year

        Fall

        • Finance 8990 (9)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Spring

        • Finance 8990 (9)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Summer

        Fourth Year

        Fall

        • Finance 8990 (9)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Spring

        • Finance 8990 (9)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Summer


        Sample Course of Study: Economics Option

        First Year

        Fall

        • Financial Analysis BUSI 7110 (3)
        • Econometrics I (3)
        • Microeconomics I (3)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Spring

        • Theory of Finance FINC 8620 (3)
        • Econometrics II (3)
        • Microeconomics II (3)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880(1)

        Summer

        Special Topics FINC 8700 (3)

        Second Year

        Fall

        • Seminar in Investments FINC 8640 (3)
        • Special in Corporate Finance FINC 8650 (3)
        • Elective (3)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Spring

        • Seminar in Fin Mkts and Inst FINC 8690 (3)
        • Special Topics FINC 8700, e.g. Derivatives (3)
        • Macroeconomics (3)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Summer

        Third Year

        Fall

        • Finance 8990 (9)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Spring

        • Finance 8990 (9)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Summer

        Fourth Year

        Fall

        • Finance 8990 (9)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Spring

        • Finance 8990 (9)
        • Seminar Series FINC 8880 (1)

        Summer


        Sample Course of Study: 5 Year Option

        Follow the same coursework model but use your fifth year for additional research.

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        Jimmy Hilliard

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