The doctoral program is a post baccalaureate program and typically takes four years
to complete. The Ph.D. candidate at Fogelman College can select a major concentration
from one of six areas of Business Administration: Accounting, Economics, Finance,
Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.
Must be enrolled in two consecutive semesters with at least 9 hours credit (full-time).
The last 30 hours of doctoral course work excluding prerequisites, language, mathematical
competency and dissertation must be completed at The University of Memphis.
The research core (12 - 15 semester hours) includes at least four doctoral level courses
in research methodology. The courses in the Research Core are designed by the student's
Program Committee to support research in that discipline.
||ECON 7300 or
|18 hrs in ACCT courses. An additional 12 hrs determined by advisor
||24 hrs in ECON courses. An additional 6 hrs determined by advisor
||21 hrs in FIR courses. An additional 9 hrs determined by advisor
||18 hrs in MGMT courses. An additional 12 hrs determined by advisor
||21 hrs in MIS courses. An additional 9 hrs determined by advisor
||21 hrs in MKTG courses. An additional 9 hrs determined by advisor
The concentration (30 semester hours total) may be selected from the following: Accountancy,
Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Additional
courses designed to complement the student's overall educational and research objectives,
must be approved by the Departmental Program Committee and by the Associate Dean for
The dissertation (18 semester hours) requires a major research project of an original
and creative nature. The dissertation is the research capstone of the Ph.D. program.
It must be a significant contribution to an area of study in Business Administration
and must meet the requirements of the Graduate School.