The program requirements consist of coursework, summer research paper, qualifying examination in accounting and dissertation. In general, the program will be designed to provide the student with a background in economic theory and econometrics, a familiarity with research in accounting and finance, and skills in research methods.
The students are expected to have acquired quantitative skills supportive of these disciplines, inclusive of linear algebra, calculus, mathematical statistics, and modeling and simulation. In addition, the student will receive sufficient training to become an effective teacher. Additional details for each of these areas is provided below.
A specific coursework program will be prepared for each student. Minimum course requirements include 9 graduate courses in accounting and finance, 5 courses in mathematics, statistics and econometrics, and 4 courses in economics.
Each student meets with the doctoral program coordinator to design the appropriate program of study. The program for a given student depends upon the student's academic and professional background. We describe a "typical" program of study below.