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Doctoral Program - Curriculum at a Glance
Curriculum
The doctoral program is a post baccalaureate program and typically takes four years to complete. The Ph.D. candidate at Fogelman College can select a major concentration from one of six areas of Business Administration: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.

Residency Requirement
Must be enrolled in two consecutive semesters with at least 9 hours credit (full-time). The last 30 hours of doctoral course work excluding prerequisites, language, mathematical competency and dissertation must be completed at The University of Memphis.

Research Core
The research core (12 - 15 semester hours) includes at least four doctoral level courses in research methodology. The courses in the Research Core are designed by the student's Program Committee to support research in that discipline.

ACCT ECON FIN MGMT MIS MKTG
Research Core
ECON 8125 ECON 6810 ECON 8120 SCMS 8530 SCMS 8530 SCMS 8530
ECON 8810 ECON 8125 ECON 8810 SCMS 8540 SCMS 8540 SCMS 8540
ECON 8811 or ECON 8810 ECON 8811 MGMT 8921 MGMT 8921 MGMT 8921
MKTG 8217 ECON 8811 or ECON 7300 or MKTG 8217 MKTG 8217 MKTG 8217
  ECON 8812 ECON 7125      
Major
18 hrs in ACCT courses. An additional 12 hrs determined by advisor 24 hrs in ECON courses. An additional 6 hrs determined by advisor 21 hrs in FIR courses. An additional 9 hrs determined by advisor 18 hrs in MGMT courses. An additional 12 hrs determined
by advisor
21 hrs in MIS courses. An additional 9 hrs determined by advisor 21 hrs in MKTG courses. An additional 9 hrs determined by advisor

The concentration (30 semester hours total) may be selected from the following: Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.  Additional courses designed to complement the student's overall educational and research objectives, must be approved by the Departmental Program Committee and by the Associate Dean for Academic Programs.

The dissertation (18 semester hours) requires a major research project of an original and creative nature.  The dissertation is the research capstone of the Ph.D. program.  It must be a significant contribution to an area of study in Business Administration and must meet the requirements of the Graduate School.

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