All students who enter the PhD program in finance choose a program of study in consultation with the department’s doctoral program director. A typical student’s program is outlined below. Small modifications are possible depending on an individual’s particular interests and background.
Research related activity under supervision of faculty.
Comprehensive exams are taken during early summer. After passing this exam the student can begin working on the doctoral dissertation under the supervision of an individual faculty member.
Student conducts individual research culminating in a doctoral dissertation. The dissertation proposal and defense are oral presentations made before the student’s dissertation committee.