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The OU Graduate College requires 90 hours past the Bachelor's degree for the Ph.D. Of this, a maximum of 30 hours can be enrollment in dissertation hours, time dedicated solely to the doctoral dissertation. The doctoral coursework involves 45 hours of required courses. A student may receive credit for equivalent core courses taken at other institutions at the discretion of the Doctoral Advisory Committee.

  1. Accounting courses (12-15 hours)    
    • Subject and Method-based seminars (capital markets/financial, audit, tax, behavioral, intro to research/archival research programming methods)
  2. Area of concentration courses (9 hours)
    • Courses usually in finance, behavioral decision making, or economics. This is sometimes called the Minor Field.
  3. Other required courses (18 hours)
    • Economics 5123 Advanced Price and Welfare Theory (3 hours) or equivalent.
    • Graduate Statistics/Quantitative Methods (9 hours).
    • Graduate Research Methods (6 hours).
  4. Elective courses (at least 6 hours)
    • Graduate courses approved by the student's Doctoral Advisory Committee.
  5. Required background in functional areas, math, and accounting
    • Math: calculus and linear algebra. 
    • Functional areas: financial management, marketing, and management. 
    • Accounting: accounting degree from AACSB school or take Intermediate I, Intermediate II, and Auditing.