Sequence of Study

Year 1 | 16.5 credits

Summer Session

Course # Course Name Credits
  Quantitative Methods Review  
  Workshop in Statistical Computing & Research  
DBA 900 Writing Research Papers, Thesis and Dissertation; Overview of Business Strategy and Ethics 1.5

Fall Trimester

Course # Course Name Credits
FN 905 Price Theory 3
FN 903 Quantitative Research Methods I: Advanced Statistics & Mathematical Modeling 3

Spring Trimester

Course # Course Name Credits
FN 902 Advanced Asset Pricing 3
FN 904 Quantitative Research Methods II (Econometric Methods) 3

Late Spring

Course # Course Name Credits
FN 901 Advanced Corporate Finance 3

Year 2 | 15 credits

Fall Trimester

Course # Course Name Credits
FN 906 Global Financial Markets & Institutions 3
FN 912 Empirical Methods in Finance 3

Spring Trimester

Course # Course Name Credits
FN 907 DBA Field Seminar I* (Any of the courses listed that is in the student's field) 3
FN 913 Advanced Financial Risk Management 3

Later Spring Trimester

Course # Course Name Credits
FN 908 DBA Field Seminar II* (Any of the courses listed that is in the student's field) 3

Summer Session

Course # Course Name Credits
  Comprehensive Field Examination 0

*FN 907/908A: Fixed Income Securities
*FN 907/908B: Investments
*FN 907/908C: Market Microstructure
*FN 907/908D: Derivatives Securities
*FN 907/908E: International Finance
*FN 907/908F: Portfolio Management

Year 3 | 13.5 credits

Fall Trimester

Course # Course Name Credits
FN 909 Research Methods & Dissertation Design in Finance 3
FN 910 Finance Dissertation Research Seminar I: Dissertation Design & Proposal 3
  Proposal Defense 0

Spring Trimester

Course # Course Name Credits
FN 911 Finance Dissertation Research Seminar II: Dissertation Implementation 6

Later Spring

Course # Course Name Credits
DBA 901 Career Transition Strategy Seminar 1.5

Summer Session

Course # Course Name Credits
  Dissertation Completion & Defense 0

Total Program Credits: 45