PhD Program

https://business.uoregon.edu/phd

Lundquist College of Business
PhD Program
1208 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1208
398C Anstett
541-346-3251
phdinfo@uoregon.edu
 

The PhD program in business at the University of Oregon develops scholars who will take their places at leading colleges and universities throughout the world. Students must demonstrate the ability to create knowledge through original research in their areas of specialization.

Linda Krull, Director
393D Anstett Hall
541-346-3252

Faculty expertise focuses on federal income taxation, disclosure of financial information, and use of accounting information in corporate governance

The student’s program must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate School and the following requirements of the Lundquist College of Business.

The doctoral program requires four to five years of work while in residence on the Eugene campus.

PhD Degree Requirements

Nine doctoral courses 1
Five or more graduate-level statistics courses 2
Three graduate-level economics, mathematics, or behavioral science courses 3

Competence in Specialty

Students are expected to master the literature and techniques in their area of concentration, prepare to write an acceptable dissertation, and perform high-quality research. Competence is demonstrated by passing a departmental written comprehensive examination and by successfully completing one or more required research papers. The department specifies the number of required papers. To be eligible to take a comprehensive examination, students must have completed most of the course work required in the area.

Competence in Statistics and Research Methods

If the department requires an examination in statistics and research methods, it is administered and graded by a committee that includes at least two operations and business analytics faculty members appointed by the director of doctoral programs.

Examinations

Students must pass one written comprehensive examination in their area of concentration. Examinations are graded high pass, pass, or no pass. For examinations given in separate and predesignated parts, the grade may apply to each subpart. All grades are outright; a conditional pass is not permitted.

In the event of failure, a student may be allowed to retake a comprehensive examination or predesignated subpart one time, at the discretion of the department in which the student is majoring. Normally, the examination or predesignated subpart should be retaken during the term following the initial attempt, but it may be taken no sooner than two months after the initial attempt. Failure to pass the comprehensive examination or a subpart on the second attempt results in automatic termination from the PhD program.

Advancement to Candidacy

The student is advanced to candidacy for the PhD degree after satisfying the preceding requirements and upon recommendation by his or her advisory committee to the Lundquist College of Business and to the Graduate School. Advancement must occur no later than three years after the student’s entry into the doctoral program.

Dissertation

The student must complete a dissertation embodying the results of research and showing evidence of originality and ability in independent investigation. The dissertation must show mastery of the literature and techniques, be written in creditable literary form, and make a contribution to knowledge.

The student is responsible for formation of a dissertation committee, subject to approval by the Lundquist College of Business and the Graduate School of the university. This committee includes at least three regular faculty members of the college and at least one member from outside the college. The chair of the committee serves as the student’s primary dissertation advisor. Before the dissertation topic is accepted by the dissertation committee, the student makes an oral presentation and defense of the research proposal and design. When the topic is accepted by the committee, a copy of the proposal, signed as approved by the committee, is placed in the candidate’s file.

The dissertation must be completed within four years of the student’s advancement to candidacy. Upon petition to and approval by the PhD program committee and the Graduate School, this period may be extended for one year. Failure to complete the dissertation within this time period invalidates the student’s comprehensive examinations and advancement to candidacy. The student must successfully defend the completed dissertation in a public oral examination and defense before the dissertation committee.

The student’s program must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate School and the following requirements of the Lundquist College of Business.

The doctoral program requires four to five years of work while in residence on the Eugene campus.

PhD Degree Requirements

Nine doctoral courses 1
Five or more graduate-level statistics courses 2
Three graduate-level economics, mathematics, or behavioral science courses 3

Competence in Specialty

Students are expected to master the literature and techniques in their area of concentration, prepare to write an acceptable dissertation, and perform high-quality research. Competence is demonstrated by passing a departmental written comprehensive examination and by successfully completing one or more required research papers. The department specifies the number of required papers. To be eligible to take a comprehensive examination, students must have completed most of the course work required in the area.

Competence in Statistics and Research Methods

If the department requires an examination in statistics and research methods, it is administered and graded by a committee that includes at least two operations and business analytics faculty members appointed by the director of doctoral programs.

Examinations

Students must pass one written comprehensive examination in their area of concentration. Examinations are graded high pass, pass, or no pass. For examinations given in separate and predesignated parts, the grade may apply to each subpart. All grades are outright; a conditional pass is not permitted.

In the event of failure, a student may be allowed to retake a comprehensive examination or predesignated subpart one time, at the discretion of the department in which the student is majoring. Normally, the examination or predesignated subpart should be retaken during the term following the initial attempt, but it may be taken no sooner than two months after the initial attempt. Failure to pass the comprehensive examination or a subpart on the second attempt results in automatic termination from the PhD program.

Advancement to Candidacy

The student is advanced to candidacy for the PhD degree after satisfying the preceding requirements and upon recommendation by his or her advisory committee to the Lundquist College of Business and to the Graduate School. Advancement must occur no later than three years after the student’s entry into the doctoral program.

Dissertation

The student must complete a dissertation embodying the results of research and showing evidence of originality and ability in independent investigation. The dissertation must show mastery of the literature and techniques, be written in creditable literary form, and make a contribution to knowledge.

The student is responsible for formation of a dissertation committee, subject to approval by the Lundquist College of Business and the Graduate School of the university. This committee includes at least three regular faculty members of the college and at least one member from outside the college. The chair of the committee serves as the student’s primary dissertation advisor. Before the dissertation topic is accepted by the dissertation committee, the student makes an oral presentation and defense of the research proposal and design. When the topic is accepted by the committee, a copy of the proposal, signed as approved by the committee, is placed in the candidate’s file.

The dissertation must be completed within four years of the student’s advancement to candidacy. Upon petition to and approval by the PhD program committee and the Graduate School, this period may be extended for one year. Failure to complete the dissertation within this time period invalidates the student’s comprehensive examinations and advancement to candidacy. The student must successfully defend the completed dissertation in a public oral examination and defense before the dissertation committee.

Youchang Wu, Program Coordinator
385 Lillis Hall
541-346-3622

The focus is financial economics applied to financial management, financial institutions and markets, and includes course work in microeconomics, statistics, and econometrics. Specializations are corporate finance, corporate governance, managed portfolios and institutional investors, empirical asset pricing.

The student’s program must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate School and the following requirements of the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business.

The doctoral program requires four to five years of work while in residence on the Eugene campus.

For more information, visit the website.

The student’s program must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate School and the following requirements of the Lundquist College of Business.

The doctoral program requires four to five years of work while in residence on the Eugene campus.

PhD Degree Requirements

Nine doctoral courses 1
Five or more graduate-level statistics courses 2
Three graduate-level economics, mathematics, or behavioral science courses 3

Competence in Specialty

Students are expected to master the literature and techniques in their area of concentration, prepare to write an acceptable dissertation, and perform high-quality research. Competence is demonstrated by passing a departmental written comprehensive examination and by successfully completing one or more required research papers. The department specifies the number of required papers. To be eligible to take a comprehensive examination, students must have completed most of the course work required in the area.

Competence in Statistics and Research Methods

If the department requires an examination in statistics and research methods, it is administered and graded by a committee that includes at least two operations and business analytics faculty members appointed by the director of doctoral programs.

Examinations

Students must pass one written comprehensive examination in their area of concentration. Examinations are graded high pass, pass, or no pass. For examinations given in separate and predesignated parts, the grade may apply to each subpart. All grades are outright; a conditional pass is not permitted.

In the event of failure, a student may be allowed to retake a comprehensive examination or predesignated subpart one time, at the discretion of the department in which the student is majoring. Normally, the examination or predesignated subpart should be retaken during the term following the initial attempt, but it may be taken no sooner than two months after the initial attempt. Failure to pass the comprehensive examination or a subpart on the second attempt results in automatic termination from the PhD program.

Advancement to Candidacy

The student is advanced to candidacy for the PhD degree after satisfying the preceding requirements and upon recommendation by his or her advisory committee to the Lundquist College of Business and to the Graduate School. Advancement must occur no later than three years after the student’s entry into the doctoral program.

Dissertation

The student must complete a dissertation embodying the results of research and showing evidence of originality and ability in independent investigation. The dissertation must show mastery of the literature and techniques, be written in creditable literary form, and make a contribution to knowledge.

The student is responsible for formation of a dissertation committee, subject to approval by the Lundquist College of Business and the Graduate School of the university. This committee includes at least three regular faculty members of the college and at least one member from outside the college. The chair of the committee serves as the student’s primary dissertation advisor. Before the dissertation topic is accepted by the dissertation committee, the student makes an oral presentation and defense of the research proposal and design. When the topic is accepted by the committee, a copy of the proposal, signed as approved by the committee, is placed in the candidate’s file.

The dissertation must be completed within four years of the student’s advancement to candidacy. Upon petition to and approval by the PhD program committee and the Graduate School, this period may be extended for one year. Failure to complete the dissertation within this time period invalidates the student’s comprehensive examinations and advancement to candidacy. The student must successfully defend the completed dissertation in a public oral examination and defense before the dissertation committee.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in graduate courses.

Termination from Program

A student’s participation in the PhD program may be terminated under one or more of the following conditions:

  • failure to make satisfactory progress toward advancement to candidacy
  • a GPA below 3.00 for two consecutive terms
  • failure to complete a dissertation within four years after advancement to candidacy

The decision to terminate will be made by the director of the PhD program after consultation with the PhD coordinator and faculty members of the department in which the student is majoring.

A student dropped from the program is notified in writing, with reasons for termination clearly explained, and a copy of the letter is placed in the student's file.  The student has the right to appeal the termination decision by submitting a petition to the senior associate dean for academic affairs.

Waivers

Waiver of any of the above requirements is permitted only in exceptional instances and with the approval of the candidate’s program committee, the PhD program committee, and the director of PhD programs. Under no circumstances can requirements of the Graduate School be waived by the Lundquist College of Business.

Chris Liu, Program Coordinator
473 Lillis Hall
541-346-3413

Faculty research encompasses organizational change, supply-chain relationships, technology strategy, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.

The student’s program must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate School and the following requirements of the Lundquist College of Business.

The doctoral program requires four to five years of work while in residence on the Eugene campus.

For more information, visit the website.

The student’s program must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate School and the following requirements of the Lundquist College of Business.

The doctoral program requires four to five years of work while in residence on the Eugene campus.

PhD Degree Requirements

Nine doctoral courses 1
Five or more graduate-level statistics courses 2
Three graduate-level economics, mathematics, or behavioral science courses 3

Competence in Specialty

Students are expected to master the literature and techniques in their area of concentration, prepare to write an acceptable dissertation, and perform high-quality research. Competence is demonstrated by passing a departmental written comprehensive examination and by successfully completing one or more required research papers. The department specifies the number of required papers. To be eligible to take a comprehensive examination, students must have completed most of the course work required in the area.

Competence in Statistics and Research Methods

If the department requires an examination in statistics and research methods, it is administered and graded by a committee that includes at least two operations and business analytics faculty members appointed by the director of doctoral programs.

Examinations

Students must pass one written comprehensive examination in their area of concentration. Examinations are graded high pass, pass, or no pass. For examinations given in separate and predesignated parts, the grade may apply to each subpart. All grades are outright; a conditional pass is not permitted.

In the event of failure, a student may be allowed to retake a comprehensive examination or predesignated subpart one time, at the discretion of the department in which the student is majoring. Normally, the examination or predesignated subpart should be retaken during the term following the initial attempt, but it may be taken no sooner than two months after the initial attempt. Failure to pass the comprehensive examination or a subpart on the second attempt results in automatic termination from the PhD program.

Advancement to Candidacy

The student is advanced to candidacy for the PhD degree after satisfying the preceding requirements and upon recommendation by his or her advisory committee to the Lundquist College of Business and to the Graduate School. Advancement must occur no later than three years after the student’s entry into the doctoral program.

Dissertation

The student must complete a dissertation embodying the results of research and showing evidence of originality and ability in independent investigation. The dissertation must show mastery of the literature and techniques, be written in creditable literary form, and make a contribution to knowledge.

The student is responsible for formation of a dissertation committee, subject to approval by the Lundquist College of Business and the Graduate School of the university. This committee includes at least three regular faculty members of the college and at least one member from outside the college. The chair of the committee serves as the student’s primary dissertation advisor. Before the dissertation topic is accepted by the dissertation committee, the student makes an oral presentation and defense of the research proposal and design. When the topic is accepted by the committee, a copy of the proposal, signed as approved by the committee, is placed in the candidate’s file.

The dissertation must be completed within four years of the student’s advancement to candidacy. Upon petition to and approval by the PhD program committee and the Graduate School, this period may be extended for one year. Failure to complete the dissertation within this time period invalidates the student’s comprehensive examinations and advancement to candidacy. The student must successfully defend the completed dissertation in a public oral examination and defense before the dissertation committee.

Hong Yuan, Program Coordinator
477 Lillis
541-346-3196

Interdisciplinary training is provided in consumer behavior (topics include judgment and decision-making, affect and emotion, values and lifestyles, social identification, and consumer response to deceptive marketing practices) or marketing strategy (topics include advertising, public policy, satisfaction and service recovery, sports marketing and corporate sponsorship, and marketer-consumer coproduction).

The student’s program must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate School and the following requirements of the Lundquist College of Business.

The doctoral program requires four to five years of work while in residence on the Eugene campus.

For more information, visit the website.

The student’s program must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate School and the following requirements of the Lundquist College of Business.

The doctoral program requires four to five years of work while in residence on the Eugene campus.

PhD Degree Requirements

Nine doctoral courses 1
Five or more graduate-level statistics courses 2
Three graduate-level economics, mathematics, or behavioral science courses 3

Competence in Specialty

Students are expected to master the literature and techniques in their area of concentration, prepare to write an acceptable dissertation, and perform high-quality research. Competence is demonstrated by passing a departmental written comprehensive examination and by successfully completing one or more required research papers. The department specifies the number of required papers. To be eligible to take a comprehensive examination, students must have completed most of the course work required in the area.

Competence in Statistics and Research Methods

If the department requires an examination in statistics and research methods, it is administered and graded by a committee that includes at least two operations and business analytics faculty members appointed by the director of doctoral programs.

Examinations

Students must pass one written comprehensive examination in their area of concentration. Examinations are graded high pass, pass, or no pass. For examinations given in separate and predesignated parts, the grade may apply to each subpart. All grades are outright; a conditional pass is not permitted.

In the event of failure, a student may be allowed to retake a comprehensive examination or predesignated subpart one time, at the discretion of the department in which the student is majoring. Normally, the examination or predesignated subpart should be retaken during the term following the initial attempt, but it may be taken no sooner than two months after the initial attempt. Failure to pass the comprehensive examination or a subpart on the second attempt results in automatic termination from the PhD program.

Advancement to Candidacy

The student is advanced to candidacy for the PhD degree after satisfying the preceding requirements and upon recommendation by his or her advisory committee to the Lundquist College of Business and to the Graduate School. Advancement must occur no later than three years after the student’s entry into the doctoral program.

Dissertation

The student must complete a dissertation embodying the results of research and showing evidence of originality and ability in independent investigation. The dissertation must show mastery of the literature and techniques, be written in creditable literary form, and make a contribution to knowledge.

The student is responsible for formation of a dissertation committee, subject to approval by the Lundquist College of Business and the Graduate School of the university. This committee includes at least three regular faculty members of the college and at least one member from outside the college. The chair of the committee serves as the student’s primary dissertation advisor. Before the dissertation topic is accepted by the dissertation committee, the student makes an oral presentation and defense of the research proposal and design. When the topic is accepted by the committee, a copy of the proposal, signed as approved by the committee, is placed in the candidate’s file.

The dissertation must be completed within four years of the student’s advancement to candidacy. Upon petition to and approval by the PhD program committee and the Graduate School, this period may be extended for one year. Failure to complete the dissertation within this time period invalidates the student’s comprehensive examinations and advancement to candidacy. The student must successfully defend the completed dissertation in a public oral examination and defense before the dissertation committee.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in graduate courses.

Termination from Program

A student’s participation in the PhD program may be terminated under one or more of the following conditions:

  • failure to make satisfactory progress toward advancement to candidacy
  • a GPA below 3.00 for two consecutive terms
  • failure to complete a dissertation within four years after advancement to candidacy

The decision to terminate will be made by the director of the PhD program after consultation with the PhD coordinator and faculty members of the department in which the student is majoring.

A student dropped from the program is notified in writing, with reasons for termination clearly explained, and a copy of the letter is placed in the student's file.  The student has the right to appeal the termination decision by submitting a petition to the senior associate dean for academic affairs.

Waivers

Waiver of any of the above requirements is permitted only in exceptional instances and with the approval of the candidate’s program committee, the PhD program committee, and the director of PhD programs. Under no circumstances can requirements of the Graduate School be waived by the Lundquist College of Business.

Michael Pangburn, Program Coordinator
483 Lillis
​541-346-8252

The emphasis of the PhD in operations and business analytics is on supply-chain coordination and risk management, operations-marketing interface and retail operations, sustainable operations and supply-chain management, service operations, strategic pricing, and revenue management.

The student’s program must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate School and the following requirements of the Lundquist College of Business.

The doctoral program typically requires four years of postmaster’s degree work while in residence on the Eugene campus.

For more information, visit the website.

PhD Degree Requirements

Core Courses 1
Three econometrics and advanced statistics-probability courses
Four optimization method courses
Three foundations of economic analysis courses
Two advanced mathematical tool courses
Supporting Courses
Four courses from among accounting, finance, marketing, statistics, operations management, microeconomics, and linear algebra 2

Advancement to Candidacy

Students are advanced to candidacy for the PhD degree after satisfying the preceding requirements and upon recommendation by their advisory committee to the Lundquist College of Business and to the Graduate School. Advancement must occur no later than three years after the student’s entry into the doctoral program.

Examinations

Students must pass one written comprehensive examination in their primary area. Examinations are graded high pass, pass, or no pass. For examinations given in separate and predesignated parts, the grade may apply to each subpart. All grades are outright; a conditional pass is not permitted.

In the event of failure, a student may be allowed to retake a comprehensive examination or predesignated subpart one time, at the discretion of the department in which the student is majoring. Typically, the examination or predesignated subpart should be retaken during the term following the initial attempt, but it may be taken no sooner than two months after the initial attempt. Failure to pass the comprehensive examination or a subpart on the second attempt results in automatic termination from the PhD program.

Dissertation

The student must complete a dissertation embodying the results of research and showing evidence of originality and ability in independent investigation. The dissertation must show mastery of the literature and techniques, be written in creditable literary form, and make a contribution to knowledge.

The student is responsible for formation of a dissertation committee, subject to approval by the Lundquist College of Business and the Graduate School of the university. This committee includes at least three regular faculty members of the college and at least one member from outside the college. The chair of the committee serves as the student’s primary dissertation advisor. Before the dissertation topic is accepted by the dissertation committee, the student makes a public oral presentation and defense of the research proposal and design. When the topic is accepted by the committee, a copy of the proposal, signed as approved by the committee, is placed in the candidate’s file.

The dissertation must be completed within four years of the student’s advancement to candidacy. Upon petition to and approval by the PhD program committee and the Graduate School, this period may be extended for one year. Failure to complete the dissertation within this time period invalidates the student’s comprehensive examinations and advancement to candidacy. The student must successfully defend the completed dissertation in a public oral examination and defense before the dissertation committee.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in graduate courses.

Termination from Program

A student’s participation in the PhD program may be terminated under one or more of the following conditions:

  • failure to make satisfactory progress toward advancement to candidacy
  • a GPA below 3.00 for two consecutive terms
  • failure to complete a dissertation within four years after advancement to candidacy

The decision to terminate will be made by the director of the PhD program after consultation with the PhD coordinator and faculty members of the department in which the student is majoring.

A student dropped from the program is notified in writing, with reasons for termination clearly explained, and a copy of the letter is placed in the student's file.  The student has the right to appeal the termination decision by submitting a petition to the senior associate dean for academic affairs.

Waivers

Waiver of any of the above requirements is permitted only in exceptional instances and with the approval of the candidate’s program committee, the PhD program committee, and the director of PhD programs. Under no circumstances can requirements of the Graduate School be waived by the Lundquist College of Business.