2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance - PhD in Management


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Foundations in management and decision sciences are integrated with topics in financial theory, systems, and practices in this specialization. Through the curriculum, students examines the development of financial market cultures and financial decision-making techniques. Students explore financial models and examine how their structures influence social, political, and economic systems. With a focus on research and applied theory related to corporate, investment, and international finance, students consider case-study analysis and principles of social and behavioral research.

Curriculum (82 cr.)


Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)


Courses comprising the Foundation Research Sequence are conducted online and require weekly readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8101M is a prerequisite for Residency 2 of the academic residencies.

Advanced Research Course (4 cr.)


PhD students are required to complete one advanced-level research course that mirrors the methodology of their intended dissertations. The university offers three advanced courses. Students should refer to their specific programs of study to determine program-specific requirements.

One of the following three courses is required:

Mentoring (0 cr.)


All course-based students will be enrolled in MGMT 8100 each term following the completion of RSCH 8201M until beginning the dissertation in MGMT 9000.

Recommended Course Sequence


Recommended Timing

Course

Course Length (in Weeks)

Credits

Year 1: Qtr. 1

MGMT 8015 - Gateway to Doctoral Studies  

11

5 cr.

Year 1: Qtr. 2

MGMT 8025 - Perspectives on Organizations and Their Implications for Leaders  

11

5 cr.

MGMT 8035 - Complexity and Applied Systems Thinking  

11 5 cr.

Year 1: Qtr. 3

MGMT 8045 - Mechanics of Individual and Group Decision Making 

 

11

5 cr.
RSCH 8101M - Research Theory, Design, and Methods   11 4 cr.

Year 1: Qtr. 4

MGMT 8610 - Financial Decision Making for Individuals and Firms♦  

6

4 cr.
MGMT 8620 - Financial Markets: Risk and Return, Capital Structure, and International Dimensions of Finance♦   6 4 cr.

Year 2: Qtr. 1

MGMT 8630 - Corporate Financial Management♦  

6

4 cr.
RSCH 8201M - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR RSCH 8301M - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis   11 4 cr.

Year 2: Qtr. 2 (first half)

MGMT 8640 - Valuation of Assets, Entities, and Opportunities♦ 

 

6

4 cr.

Year 2: Qtr. 2 (second half)

MGMT 8650 - Financial Analysis, Planning, and Forecasting♦  

6

4 cr.
MGMT 8990 - Developing a Prospectus   6 2 cr.

Year 2: Qtr 3

RSCH 8201M - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR RSCH 8301M - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis 

 

11

5 cr.
MGMT 8100 - Dissertation Mentoring   12 0 cr.

Year 2: Qtr. 4
 

RSCH 8251M - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR RSCH 8351M - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR RSCH 8451M - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis 

 

11

4 cr.
MGMT 8100 - Dissertation Mentoring   12 0 cr.

Year 3: Qtr. 1

MGMT 8991 - Writing a Proposal  

6

4 cr.
MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation  (5 credits each quarter for a minimum of 4 quarters) 12 5 cr.

Year 3: Qtr. 2

MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation  (5 credits each quarter for a minimum of 4 quarters)

12

5 cr.

Year 3: Qtr. 3

MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation  (5 credits each quarter for a minimum of 4 quarters)

12

5 cr.

Year 3: Qtr. 4

MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation  
(5 credits each quarter for a minimum of 4 quarters)

12

 

5 cr.

Note: Following the completion of MGMT 8990 - Developing a Prospectus , students will be continuously registered in MGMT 8100 until entering MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation . This course will be 0 credits and $0 per credit, and is designed to allow time students to work with their mentor through the early stages of the dissertation process. 

Residency Requirement: 16 units 

  • Residency 1: Within 90 days following MGMT 8015
  • Residency 2: At beginning of second year, around the time of second research course (RSCH 8201/8301)
  • Residency 3: Near end of year 2, around the time of advanced research course or at the time of the student’s data collection and analysis
  • Residency 4: During dissertation, to prepare completion and defense of dissertation and for facilitating future publications (Prerequisite: Completion of MGMT 8991)