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Carroll School of Management Graduate Programs

PhD in Finance Curriculum

Finance students at the Carroll School of Management typically progress through the PhD program in the following sequence.

YEAR 1, FALL
Microeconomic Theory I
Investments
Statistics
YEAR 1, SPRING
Microeconomic Theory II
Econometrics
Corporate Finance Theory
PhD Seminar in Corporate Finance Theory
PhD Seminar in Asset Pricing Theory
Comprehensive Exam
YEAR 2, FALL
PhD Seminar in Empirical Corporate Finance
PhD Seminar in Empirical Asset Pricing
Derivatives and Risk Management
YEAR 2, SPRING
Management of Financial Institutions
Applied Econometrics
YEAR 3, FALL
Research Paper
Research Paper Defense
YEAR 3, SPRING
Dissertation
YEAR 4, FALL
Dissertation
YEAR 4, SPRING
Dissertation
Dissertation Proposal Defense
YEAR 5, FALL
Dissertation
YEAR 5, SPRING
Dissertation
Dissertation Defense