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Typical Course Sequence

Required courses for Finance Department doctoral students are offered through the Finance, Economics and Accounting departments during Fall and Spring semesters. Select elective courses are offered during Fall and Spring.

Program Stage Fall Spring
Pre-Fall Session
(Last week of July, first three weeks of August)

Economics 519,
Math for Economists

SAS workshop

 

First Year
(24 units)
Economics 501A,
Microeconomic Theory I

Economics 501B,
Microeconomic Theory II

Economics 520, Theory of Quantitative Methods in Economics

Finance 542, Fixed Income,
or a Finance, Economics, Math
or Accounting elective
Finance 601, Financial
Decision Making

Economics 501C,
Microeconomic Theory III

Economics 522A,
Econometrics I

Accounting 682, Advanced Financial Accounting, or a Finance, Economics, Math or Accounting elective
June of 1st year Economics Qualifying Examination
August of 1st year

 

Find a faculty advisor for the second year paper

Second Year
(18 units)

Economics 522B,
Econometrics II

Finance 602,
Dynamic Asset Pricing

Finance 620A, Financial Markets and Corporate Finance
Finance 695A, Investments

Finance 699, Independent Study or other elective

Finance, Economics, Math or Accounting elective
February of
2nd year
Present second year paper proposal to faculty
June of 2nd year   Comprehensive Finance Exam
Summer following 2nd year
Present completed second year paper to faculty
Third Year*
(12 units)
Finance, Economics, Math or Accounting elective

Dissertation
(3 units)
Finance, Economics, Math or Accounting elective

Dissertation
(3 units)
Summer of
3rd year
Dissertation proposal and Oral examination
Fourth Year*
(12 units)
Dissertation
(6 units)
Dissertation
(6 units)

* Students receiving financial aid or not receiving a graduate assistantship may be required to take nine hours per semester to be considered full-time.

Schedule of Classes

Please visit The University of Arizona Office of Curriculum and Registration Schedule of Classes for the most current list of class offerings.

Contact Kay Ross, Director, Graduate Programs and Academic Affairs, for questions on specific classes and scheduling requirements.

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