Nebraska Business Ph.D. Programs
Start your academic career in one of our full-time residential Ph.D. programs in Economics or Business (with specializations in Accountancy, Finance, Management or Marketing). Our research and teaching assistantships provide you with valuable hands-on experience where you collaborate closely with faculty who are committed to your success. Our large number of graduate faculty relative to a small number of students means that you can receive personalized support from faculty mentors who work with you on research, with the goal of publishing journal articles that will enhance your post-graduate career opportunities as university faculty or researchers.
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[00:00:06.259]Here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
[00:00:07.467]College of Business, we offer two PhD programs;
[00:00:11.390]a PhD in economics and a PhD in business.
[00:00:14.970]Our economics PhD graduates
[00:00:16.540]become university professors of economics
[00:00:19.090]or economists employed in government agencies
[00:00:21.508]or business firms.
[00:00:23.850]While our business PhD graduates,
[00:00:25.451]usually become professors
[00:00:27.500]based on their chosen field of study.
[00:00:31.680]Our 40 PhD students receive personalized support
[00:00:35.300]from faculty while working on innovative research projects.
[00:00:39.230]This one-on-one assistance
[00:00:40.890]will help you gain the skills required to earn a position
[00:00:44.220]as an assistant professor for a university.
[00:00:48.630]As an assistant professor, your job responsibilities
[00:00:51.600]will include conducting research and teaching courses.
[00:00:54.830]Additionally, you will have opportunities
[00:00:57.060]for additional teaching or research fellowships
[00:00:59.920]during the summer periods.
[00:01:01.830]Variation in salary of an assistant professor
[00:01:04.430]depends on the field or discipline you choose.
[00:01:07.230]However, starting salaries
[00:01:09.130]range from $100,000 to $250,000 for nine months.
[00:01:17.160]As a PhD student,
[00:01:18.660]I've gained the skills to develop research questions
[00:01:21.170]and I've obtained applicable data
[00:01:22.750]while writing manuscripts with top management journals.
[00:01:25.860]I've also enjoyed learning how to complete the
[00:01:27.730]correct statistical analysis
[00:01:28.960]to examine research questions.
[00:01:31.470]Currently, I'm working with Dr. Mirzokhidjon Abdurakhmonov
[00:01:34.124]and Dr. Varkey Titus on research looking at variables
[00:01:37.330]that predict why firms engage is political activities
[00:01:41.170]such as lobbying.
[00:01:45.520]Together, we use a computer aided text analysis
[00:01:48.960]to code from 10 K reports for information
[00:01:52.450]about why firms engage in lobbying
[00:01:54.890]and how it affects their operations.
[00:01:57.800]While working closely together on this research,
[00:02:01.580]Dr. Varkey Titus Jr. and I have watched Izu develop
[00:02:06.146]the skills needed to become a professor in management.
[00:02:13.240]our PhD students also teach two courses
[00:02:16.080]based on the field they choose
[00:02:17.800]and will serve as either a research assistant,
[00:02:19.540]or teaching assistant for 20 hours a week.
[00:02:23.490]While fulfilling these opportunities,
[00:02:25.460]you will receive stipends and fellowships
[00:02:28.340]of $24,000 to $28,000.
[00:02:32.032]Your tuition costs will be covered.
[00:02:34.110]And you will receive benefits for four years.
[00:02:37.500]Because Lincoln is a safe and livable mid-sized city
[00:02:41.280]with a low cost of living fellowship dollars should stretch
[00:02:45.130]farther than they would in a larger metropolitan area.
[00:02:49.920]Both of our PhD programs are full-time
[00:02:52.286]and residential with in-person classes on campus.
[00:02:56.450]Most students take a comprehensive exam in their major
[00:02:59.870]fields and write a book length dissertation.
[00:03:02.940]Students who previously completed graduate courses
[00:03:06.500]towards their master's degree or MBA
[00:03:09.010]may count those credit hours towards their PhD.
[00:03:14.040]Most specializations require previous quantitative
[00:03:17.310]background, such as classes in calculus and statistics.
[00:03:21.140]We give preference to applicants with research experience
[00:03:24.210]in any field.
[00:03:25.520]To apply, all applicants are required to have
[00:03:28.360]an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5
[00:03:31.620]with a qualifying GMAT or GRE score.
[00:03:34.920]All the other fields require an undergraduate degree,
[00:03:37.640]some require relevant work experience,
[00:03:40.067]and a master's degree or MBA.
[00:03:45.760]For more information about our economics and business PhD
[00:03:49.630]programs, visit business.unl.edu/phdprograms.
[00:03:55.900]There you'll discover a list of our PhD coordinators to
[00:03:59.240]contact and how to apply.
[00:04:02.600]We look forward to meeting you
[00:04:04.170]and helping you succeed as a professor.
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