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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration – Finance

Faculty working with Students: 71
Students: 9
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 100%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10
Campus:
  • Pullman: Yes
Tests required:
  • 7.5 IELTS Minimum score
  • 90 MELAB Minimum score
  • 62 Pearson Minimum score
  • 580 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 92 TOEFLI Minimum score

Degree Description:

The doctorate in business administration with an emphasis in finance at Washington State University is designed to prepare graduates for careers in research and teaching. The primary goal of the finance doctoral program is to train academics for placements at AACSB-accredited universities throughout the United States and abroad.

The program encompasses a variety of formal and informal interactions and projects with faculty and others, as well as course work, comprehensive exams, teaching experience and dissertation research. It enables students to develop substantial competencies in the theory, practice, and research methodology essential to the advancement of finance knowledge, while accommodating individual backgrounds, experiences, and objectives.

Course work covers topics associated with the scholarly pursuit of finance as well as topics from supporting fields of inquiry such as economics, accounting, and psychology. Extensive coverage of research methods and statistics associated with finance research is a large component of the program. In addition to specific coursework, the finance doctoral program also provides an environment in which students can develop research competencies in close association with the finance faculty and other graduate students.

Admission Requirements:

Candidates must reach a minimum admissions index score of 1250 to be considered for admission. The index is based on the formula GPA x 200 + GMAT. There is not a minimum GMAT score. However, successful candidates typically exceed 650. We prefer the GMAT but we do accept the GRE if you have taken it within 5 years of the time you apply to WSU. GMAT score report code 09D-TL-81 Pearson Test of English score report code: 8Z2-GT-38 Desired pre-requisite courses: 3 semesters college level calculus, 1 semester mathematics for economists, 1 semester of linear algebra, 2 semesters of probability and statistics, 1 semester of intermediate microeconomics, 1 semester of intermediate corporate finance, 1 semester of investments, 1 semester of financial markets and institutions.

Student Learning Outcome:

All graduates will be able to:

  1.  Develop a comprehensive knowledge of theory and methods used in their chosen field and related disciplines.
  2.  A College of Business PhD graduate who has comprehensive knowledge of the theory and methods will be able to:
    •  Demonstrate an understanding of the content in their chosen field and related disciplines.
    •  Demonstrate an understanding of research methods applicable to their chosen field and related disciplines
  3.  Execute quality research.
  4.  A College of Business PhD graduate who can execute quality research will be able to plan, organize, design, construct, and execute research to assess/test research questions and/or  hypotheses.
  5.  Effectively communicate research.
  6.  A College of Business PhD graduate who can effectively communicate will be able to write and present research.
  7.  Be effective teachers.
  8.  A College of Business PhD graduate who is an effective teacher will be able to deliver course content effectively.

Career Placements:

Gonzaga University, Curtin Tech (Australia), Eastern Washington University, Eastern Montana College, Marist College (New York), University Mexico, Marquette University, Washington State University, Loyola Maramount, Drake University, Western Illinois University, Concordia University (Montreal), Nakai University (China), Brock University (Ontario), University of St. Thomas, University of Southern Mississippi, Illinios State University, University of Wyoming, University of Toledo, Central Michigan University, Oregon State University

Faculty Members:

Ahn, Sung K., Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Multivariate Time Series Analysis
Multivariate Statistical Analysis
Econometrics
Business Forecasting
Applied Financial Econometrics

Alldredge, Dallin, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Informed trading in financial markets, institutional trading, and insider trading behavior.

Allison, Thomas, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Atanas, Nikolov

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Baker, Timothy, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Barnes, Beau, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Brooks, Lilly

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Butterfield, Ken

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Carter, Michelle Suzanne

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

IT Identity, Role of Trust in Shaping IT use, Information Systems Management

Catlin, Jesse

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Chen, Linda

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Chen, Ming

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Chi, Christina, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Tourist satisfaction, destination loyalty, residents’ attitude and tourism sustainability issues.
Generations/labor issues in the hospitality workplace and consumers’ wine consumption behaviors

Cote, Jane

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Cote, Joseph

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Crossler, Robert E., Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Cullen, John

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Cussatt, Marc

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

DeLisle, Jared

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Fairhurst, Douglas, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Factors impacting managerial decision making related to corporate financing and real investment decisions.

Featherman, Mauricio, Ph.D.

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Fotopoulos, Stergios

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Goodstein, Jerry, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Gramlich, Jeffrey, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Gursoy, Dogan, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Sustainability, services management, hospitality and tourism marketing, tourist behavior, travelers’ information search behavior, community support for tourism development, cross-cultural studies, consumer behavior, involvement and generational leadership.

Hammond, Rhonda

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Harrington, Robert

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Harris, Mary Kathleen

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Jiang, George, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Capital market efficiency, empirical asset pricing, interest rate modeling, risk measurement and management, volatility forecasting, option pricing, and evaluation of mutual fund performance.

Johnson, Jean

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Joireman, Jeffrey, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Joshi, K. D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Kallberg, Jarl

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Kareklas, Ioannis

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Kim, Jenny Hyun Jeong

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Kuhn, Kristine

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Lahiri, Amrita, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Entrepreneurial firms with a focus on strategic management of resources and innovation. Her recent research has investigated ways in which a start-up’s past influences its future strategy and performance trajectory. She will teach strategic management and entrepreneurship courses. She earned her doctorate in strategic management at the University of Washington.

Lai, Gene, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Latham, Claire

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Liu, Sheen Xin, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Mariadoss, John Babu

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

McNamara, Mike

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

McTier, Brian, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Miller, Chadwick, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

How consumers choose between premium and basic products, make the decision to upgrade, and decide how much to upgrade.
Experiential purchases, feature preferences, and consumer-created rituals.

Muehling, Darrel, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Munson, Chuck, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Operations management

Reyes, Mario Gabriel

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Rose, Gregory, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Rose, Jerman

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Sahaym, Arvin, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Real-world phenomena at the interface of Management and Organization, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Saldanha, Terrence

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Sanders, Debra, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, prospect theory, ethical behavior, legal issues and taxation of cannabis, and other current tax topics.

Saylors, Rohny, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Sheppard, Leah

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Simonov, Andrey

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Corporate governance, auditing, internal controls, and financial reporting.

Skilton, Paul, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Sprott, David, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Retailing, branding, influence strategies and marketing public policy

Swanger, Nancy Ann, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Tajeddini, Kayhan

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Tripp, Tom, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Organizational Justice
Workplace Conflict (including revenge and forgiveness)
Negotiations

Tussyadiah, Iis Patimah

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Venkatraman, Srinivasan

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Vinhas, Alberto Sa, Ph.D

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Vithayathil, Joseph, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Economics of information systems and the application of economic theory, agency theory, and the related issues of moral hazard, adverse selection, information asymmetry and incentives in the context of information systems

Warnick, Benjamin, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Entrepreneurial passion, hobbies/leisure, motivation, social entrepreneurship

Whidbee, David, PhD

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Corporate governance, corporate control, financial institutions, and insider trading.

Wong-On-Wing, Bernard, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Investor decision-making, controls in organizations, accounting implications of cultural differences.

Wu, Michelle Xiao

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Xu, Lily

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Zack, Florian

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Contact Information:

Dr. George Jiang
PO Box 644746
Todd Add 482
Pullman, WA 99164-4746
509-335-8727
509-335-3857