The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business has a strong tradition in Ph.D. education. As part of the Big Ten Conference, Nebraska aspires to set a higher standard of excellence in doctoral education and research.
The college is proud of its internationally recognized research faculty and the successful placement of Ph.D. graduates at universities around the world. The Ph.D. programs provide a supportive atmosphere with faculty who are committed to the programs and the success of the students. As a founding member of the AACSB, doctoral education is a cornerstone of the college’s strategic mission.
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Not every specialization area admits students every year; please check with the area coordinator about expected admissions before submitting your application. Openings for Fall 2019 are available in all areas except Management and Survey Research and Methodology (SRAM). SRAM is no longer accepting new students. Minors in Business (specialized or general) are available to non-Business Ph.D. students (15 credit hours).
A doctoral student may declare in their Program of Studies a doctoral minor in Business from the College of Business (CoB). Per Graduate School requirements, the minor's credit hours are included in the total for the doctoral program and must include at least 15 hours, with 6 hours in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 level, or 800 level without 400 level or lower counterparts). The specific courses for any student may come from one or more of the following Departments within the CoB:
This minor is designed to allow individual students from outside the CoB (doctoral students from CoB Programs are not eligible for this minor) to select those courses that best supplement their doctoral major at UNL. UNL doctoral students choosing the Business Minor may want to take courses from more than one CoB Department and pursue breadth of knowledge of business, while others may take their courses from within a specific CoB Department. For example, UNL doctoral students from programs that emphasize Administration (e.g., health, public, education) might take courses from the Management Department; students from Math may be especially interested in doctoral courses in the Finance Department; and students from Psychology might focus their CoB courses in the Marketing Department. The CoB Doctoral Minor is flexible and students can develop the minor that will best advance their career objectives.
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