Requirements

Year 1

Sample Schedule

Fall:

  • GSBA 602. Selected Issues in Economic Theory I
  • GSBA 604. Regression and Generalized Linear Models for Business Research
  • Elective(s)

Spring:

  • GSBA 612. Selected Issues in Economic Theory II
  • FBE 630. Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
  • FBE 633. Fundamentals of Asset Pricing
  • [Statistics or research design]
  • Elective(s)

Summer

  • Paper #1

Students are assigned a faculty mentor upon entering the program. The faculty mentor advises the student on course selection and as appropriate involves the student in a research project. During the first summer, each student conducts a supervised reading of the literature and prepares a research proposal or study.

Year 2

Sample Schedule

Fall:

  • FBE 631. Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FBE 634. Advanced Asset Pricing
  • Elective(s)

Spring:

  • FBE 670. Selected Topics in Finance Research #1
  • FBE 670. Selected Topics in Finance Research #2
  • GSBA 690. Tutorial on the Research Process

Summer

  • BUCO 637. Communication for Doctoral Students
  • Paper #2 (Qualifying Exam)

Students spend much of the second year developing and producing an independent study. The study is submitted to the program at the end of the summer, and serves as the qualifying exam for the second year.

Year 3

Sample Schedule

  • FBE 670. Selected Topics in Finance Research #3-#N
  • Paper #3

Year 4

Sample Schedule

  • Dissertation proposal
  • GBSA 794. Doctoral Dissertation
  • Job Market Paper

Year 5

Sample Schedule

  • GSBA 794. Doctoral Dissertation
  • Dissertation