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Required Prerequisite Courses (must be completed prior to admission or in the summer prior to commencing doctoral studies):

One year of college calculus, one course in linear algebra, and one introductory statistics course.

Required “Core” Courses (these courses can be waived by consent of the appropriate department; waiver is granted by issuing transfer credit for similar courses taken at the advanced graduate level at accredited institutions):

There are two streams of “core” courses for students, each comprising of five courses.

Stream I: (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management Science, Marketing-Quantitative, and Operations Management)

ECON 533 Micro Economics I 3 Credits
ECON 521 Macro Economics I 3 Credits
ECON 520 Econometrics I 3 Credits
ECON 620 Econometrics II 3 Credits
ECON 512 Math Economics II 3 Credits

Stream II: (Marketing-Consumer Behavior, Organizational Behavior, Strategy/International Business)

  PSY 631 Psych Statistics I 3 Credits
  PSY 632 Psych Statistics II 3 Credits
  SOC 610 Research Methods 3 Credits
  PSY 625 Social Psychology 3 Credits
  and, any one of the following two courses: 
  SOC 616 Small Group Theory 3 Credits
  ECON 533 Micro Economics I 3 Credits

Area of Concentration Courses (to be decided by the student and faculty):

In total, a minimum of 33 credits in concentration courses are to be taken, up to 15 of which may be satisfied by transfer credit (with the approval of the department and the Graduate School).  Some Departments may require students to complete a minor field.  If so, their major field must consist of a minimum of 24 hours (with at least 15 hours completed in doctoral program residence at the University of Miami).  The minor field would then consist of 9-12 hours in an area outside of the major concentration (with a minimum of 9 hours taken in doctoral program residency at the University of Miami).

Dissertation Research

12 credits are to be taken at a minimum—two semesters of 6-9 hours each.  No transfer credit is given for dissertation or prior research.

Total Credit Requirements

In total, a minimum of 60 credits are required for receiving the Ph.D. degree in Business Administration:  15 hours of “core” courses, 33 hours of “concentration” courses, and 12 hours of dissertation research.  To this total must be added any prerequisite courses (as outlined above), with transfer credit being subtracted.

    School of Business Administration
    P.O. Box 248027, Coral Gables, Florida 33124-6520
TEL: 305-284-4643
FAX: 305-284-6526
GRADUATE: 305-284-2510
UNDERGRADUATE: 305-284-4641