Required Courses in the Curriculums Expand the selections to view the required courses/curriculums: ACADEMIC YEARS BEGINNING WITH AN ODD YEAR Year 1: Pre-Summer (1 Course) ECON 7180 - Mathematical Economics I Year 1: Fall Semester (3 Courses) ECON 7510 - Advanced Price Theory I (microeconomics) ECON 7160 - Econometrics 1 ECON 7530 - Advanced Income and Employment Theory (macroeconomics) Year 1: Spring Semester (4 Courses) BUSN 7010 - Financial Economics Theory ECON 7520 - Advanced Price Theory II (game theory and industrial organization) ECON 7170 - Econometrics II ECON 7175 - Econometrics III ACADEMIC YEARS BEGINNING WITH AN EVEN YEAR Year 1: Summer (1 Course) BUSN 7140 - Empirical Research Paper I ACCN 6030 - Financial Reporting I (if you have not taken an equivalent course in the past) Year 2: Fall (3-4 Courses) BUSN 7020 - Investments & Asset Pricing BUSN 7210 - Empirical Finance Research I BUSN 7150 - Empirical Accounting Research I ACCN 6030 - Financial Reporting II (if you have not taken an equivalent course in the past) ECON 7XXX - Advanced Price Theory III - (general equilibrium) – This course is OPTIONAL Year 2: Spring (3 courses) BUSN 7XXX - Empirical Accounting Research II BUSN 7141 – Empirical Research Paper II BUSN 7220 - Empirical Finance Research II* *This research seminar may be offered depending on faculty availability Year 3: BUSN 7XXX – Empirical Research Paper III BUSN 9990 -Dissertation Research Electives Year 4 and beyond: BUSN 9990 - Dissertation Research ELECTIVE DETAILS Students who want to pursue a career in financial accounting are required to take Financial Reporting I & II (ACCN 6030 & ACCN 6040) if they have not taken equivalent courses in the past. They are encouraged to take additional accounting electives such as Advanced Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis and/or finance electives. Students are encouraged to take these classes early in the program if possible. Students who want to pursue a career in finance but who lack a finance background must take at least two graduate level finance courses, ACCN 6010 External Reporting and Financial Analysis (or equivalent), and ACCN 6020 Internal Reporting and Financial Analysis (or equivalent). Students are encouraged to take these classes early in the program if possible. Doctoral electives are available in the Economics Department. For example, Advanced Price Theory III which covers general equilibrium models is offered in the fall semester every other year (even years). Additional doctoral electives in business may be offered depending on staffing availability and support.