Courses in Economics and Statistics
Students must complete at least three courses in a support field, generally the behavioral sciences, and five courses in statistics or econometrics. Typically, students take a statistics courses in the College of Business and in the psychology or economics departments. Most take more than three behavioral sciences course in the University's world renowned psychology department.
Training in Effective Teaching
Developing effective teaching skills is a significant part of the PhD program and increasingly important in attracting offers in the academic job market. Students participate in teacher training activities conducted by the Lundquist College and by the university's Teaching Effectiveness Program. In addition, students are encouraged to observe classes taught by faculty, to serve as teaching assistants, and to use the resources available in the university's Teaching Effectiveness Program. Students typically teach two or three undergraduate courses a year over the second, third and fourth years of the program.
PhD students receive financial support in the form of an appointment as a graduate teaching fellow.
Learn about Financial Support
The marketing department also has a number of additional sources of financial support.
Merle King Smith Marketing Scholars
Students given this honor will be awarded an $8,000 scholarship with payments spread evenly over the four years of the program, subject to satisfactory progress in the program.
Calvin Reed Smith Research Scholar
This awards a student $1,000 in research funds to support both dissertation and other research activities during their first four years in the program.
Merle King Smith Travel Grants
All students making satisfactory progress in the program are eligible for one fully funded trip to a major research conference to present their research results each of the first four years they are in the program.