FIRST YEAR OUTLINE
The first year is designed to give students solid training in microeconomics and econometrics and to introduce them to the basic issues in accounting and finance. The Accounting and Finance Seminars introduce students to the current research topics.
SECOND YEAR OUTLINE
In the second year, students are expected to take PhD level courses in Accounting and Finance. In addition, participation in Accounting, Finance, and Applied Economics seminars is required. This training provides the foundation from which to develop research topics/ideas in general, and a thesis topic in specific.
All students are required to pass a qualifying exam in their minor field of study by the fall of their third year. The exam varies based on the minor chosen but may consist of either a written exam, completing specific courses and/or submitting a research paper in that area.
THIRD YEAR AND BEYONDIn the third year students move from course work to active research with the primary objective being identification of a viable thesis topic. In addition, continued participation in all Accounting and Applied Economics Seminars is required.
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Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
In addition to scholarships and assistantships, all applicants receive a research budget to meet academic needs such as publications, unique data, study aids, and travel, etc. Additional funding is provided throughout the students stay in the program as various milestones are met.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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