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Program Requirements

Students in this program are required to show competency in linear algebra and calculus by passing competency examinations.

The coursework in the program must total at least 60 semester credit hours past the bachelor's degree, exclusive of any leveling work required or enrollment in BA 8000, the doctoral dissertation course. A Ph.D. student is required to enroll in 24 hours each calendar year with a minimum of 9 hours and a maximum of 12 hours each semester.

There are no foreign language requirements. Full-time students should expect to complete the program in two to three years (not including any leveling coursework that may be required).

Program Requirements

Leveling Courses

Doctoral students who do not have the required business background will need to take leveling courses, including:

Leveling Courses (23 credit hours)
ACCT 5301 Financial and Managerial Accounting
FIN 5320 Financial Management Concepts
ECO 5310 Price and Income Theory
MKT 5360 Marketing Concepts and Strategies
MGT 5371 Managing Organizational Behavior and Organizational Design
BLAW 5390 Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Environment of Business
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ISQS 5345 Statistical Concepts for Business and Management

Tool Courses

Early in the program, each student must satisfy tool requirements by successfully completing the following coursework with a minimum grade of B.

Tool Courses (9 credit hours)
ISQS 5347 Advanced Statistical Methods
ECO 5311 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
ECO 5312 Microeconomic Analysis

Research Methods Courses

At least three research method courses are required for each doctoral student's program, either as a supporting field or elsewhere.

Research Methods Courses (9 credit hours)
ISQS 5348 Applied Distribution-free Statistics in Business
ISQS 5349 Regression Analysis
ISQS 6347 Data and Text Mining for Business Intelligence
ISQS 6348 Applied Multivariate Analysis
ISQS 6349 Advanced Business Forecasting

Required Business Statistics Courses

Students pursuing a concentration in business statistics are required to take the following courses:

Required Business Statistics Courses (24 credit hours)
ISQS 5338 Information Technology for E-business
ISQS 5348 Applied Distribution-free Statistics in Business
ISQS 5349 Regression Analysis
ISQS 6347 Data and Text Mining for Business Intelligence
ISQS 6348 Applied Multivariate Analysis
ISQS 6349 Advanced Business Forecasting
STAT 5328 Intermediate Mathematical Statistics I
STAT 5329 Intermediate Mathematical Statistics II

Courses from Supporting Areas

In addition to the required coursework outlined above, students are also required to take coursework from two supporting areas. The available areas include, accounting, finance, management, marketing and management information systems.

While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the Rawls College of Business reserves the right to make changes to pertinent information including but not limited to degree plans and program requirements. 

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