Doctorate of Finance (Ph.D.) at AIU:
The Doctor of Finance (Ph.D.) objective is to produce high-quality scholars by preparing them for successful academic professions and to help them develop an understanding of the methods used in theoretical modeling and empirical testing. The Finance program core finance areas of study include asset pricing, investments, corporate finance, and financial intermediation. The Finance program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced finance graduates and professionals in the finance arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process finance skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.
AIU’s Doctorate degree in Finance goes one step further by allowing students to study and research multiple key areas of computer science to develop a unique foundation of practical knowledge and computer science theory.
Your AIU Distance Learning Doctorate program in Finance will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead, our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.
Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)
Core Courses and Topics in Finance:
- Economic Statistics
- Microeconomic Theory
- Financial Economics
- Empirical Applications in Finance
- Theory of Finance
- Mathematics for Economists
- Time Series Analysis
- Methods and Computation
- Macroeconomics and Finance
- Statistical Methods
- Linear Statistical Models
- Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
- Organization Theory (Portfolio)
- Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
- Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
- The fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
- Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
- Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
- Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)
Research Project in Finance:
- Doctoral Dissertation Project
- MBM900 Doctoral Proposal
- MBM902 Doctoral Dissertation (15,000 words)
Publication: Each Doctor of Finance graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.
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