Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance (PBADM)(GFIN)
The departmental-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.
The degree is a thesis degree requiring a thesis. Fifty-four hours of credit at the graduate level must be earned. The curricular requirements include:
• At least 54 hours at the 7000 level or above
• A primary area consisting of a minimum of 18 hours of earned credit in Finance
• A minor area consisting of a minimum of 12 hours of Economics
• A minimum of nine hours of credit earned for breadth of study. Three hours to be taken in each of the following: Accounting, Management, and Marketing
The student must pass a general exam consisting of a written examination and successful defense of his/her dissertation.
Please refer to two websites for (1) additional details about the program (business.lsu.edu/finance/Pages/PhD-Finance.aspx) and (2) the typical course work completed during the four year program (business.lsu.edu/finance/Pages/PhDCurriculum.aspx).