Qualifying Paper (QP) Timeline & Deadlines*

QP First Submission: Year 1 – Spring Semester
April 1 Student forms QP Committee (also serves as Advisory Committee on Plan of Study).
April 15 Student submits Research Proposal: The student submits a 750-1000 word proposal to the Committee for review. The proposal should reference literature in the general domain and specifically identify two or three journal articles that will serve as exemplars or templates for the QP.
April 15-30 QP Committee Meeting and Feedback: The QP Chair and Committee members meet to discuss the proposal and agree on feedback, as well the scope of the QP Interim Draft. The QP Committee Chair communicates feedback in writing to the student no later than April 30.
May 1- June 30 Student works on QP: The student is encouraged to consult with QP Committee members.
July 1 Student submits QP Interim Draft (consistent with the April 30 feedback) to the QP Committee. 
July 1-15 QP Committee Review: QP Committee members provide constructive written comments on the QP Interim draft to the Committee Chair on or before July 12.  .

“QP Interim Report”: The Committee Chair provides specific written guidance to the student by July 15.

August 15 Student submits QP First Submission
August 15 -September 1 QP Committee: QP First Submission Decision and Report:

♦ QP Committee members provide reviews (journal style) to the Committee Chair, along with a vote to either “Revise and Resubmit” or “Reject and Resubmit.”

♦ The QP Committee Decision (by majority vote) is “Revise” or “Reject and Resubmit.”

♦ The Committee Chair provides “QP First Submission Report” (in the form of a journal editor report with the “Revise and Resubmit” or “Reject and Resubmit” decision) to the student by September 1. Students with a “Revise and Resubmit” decision follow Next Steps-QP “Revise and Resubmit” Decision (see below); students with a “Reject and Resubmit” decision follow Next Steps-QP “Reject and Resubmit” Decision (see next page).

Next Steps – QP “Revise and Resubmit” Decision: Year 2—Fall Semester
Student Responsibilities

Register for Fall course: MKTG 6296, “Special Topics: Progress toward the Qualifying Paper,” (sample syllabus below) under the supervision of the QP Committee Chair.

Schedule QP Presentation: Confirm presentation with Marketing Department Administrative Assistant on the Marketing Department Student Presentation Day (no later than the first Wednesday of December). Confirm that QP Committee members and Marketing Ph.D. Coordinator will be present; at most one member may be present electronically.

Submit QP Final Submission, accompanied by “Responses to QP First Submission Report” to the QP Committee one week prior to the presentation.

→ Email QP Final Submission (without the “Responses to QP First Submission Report”) to all Marketing Faculty and Ph.D. students one week prior to the presentation.

→ QP Presentation: The presentation should be 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

Committee Decision: The Committee votes Pass/Fail on whether the QP Final Submission and presentation fulfill the MKTG 6296 course objectives. Failure to pass MKTG 6296 will result in the student’s dismissal from the Marketing Ph.D. program.
Next Steps – QP “Reject and Resubmit” Decision: Year 2—Fall Semester

Student is given probationary status.

December 1 Student submits Revision of “Rejected and Resubmit” QP: Student must submit a revised QP with the “Responses to QP First Submission Report” to the QP Committee on or before December 1. Failure to submit by this date results in dismissal from the Marketing Ph.D. program.
December 15 QP Committee: “Rejected and Resubmitted” QP Submission Decision and Report:

QP Committee members provide reviews (journal style) to the Committee Chair, along with a vote to either “Revise” or “Reject.”

♦ The QP Committee Decision (by majority vote) is “Revise” or “Reject.”

♦ The Committee Chair provides “Reject and Resubmit QP Report” (in the form of a journal editor report with the “Revise and Resubmit” or “Reject” decision) to the student by December 15.

> “Reject” decision: Student is dismissed from the Marketing Ph.D. Program.

> “Revise and Resubmit” decision: Student follows “Next Steps-QP Revise and Resubmit Decision” (see below)

Next Steps – QP “Revise and Resubmit” Decision: Year 2—Spring Semester
Student Responsibilities

Register for Fall course: MKTG 6296, “Special Topics: Progress toward the Qualifying Paper,” (sample syllabus below) under the supervision of the QP Committee Chair.

Schedule QP Presentation: Confirm presentation with Marketing Department Administrative Assistant on the Marketing Department Student Presentation Day (no later than the first Wednesday of December). Confirm that QP Committee members and Marketing Ph.D. Coordinator will be present; at most one member may be present electronically.

Submit QP Final Submission, accompanied by “Responses to QP First Submission Report” to the QP Committee one week prior to the presentation.

→ Email QP Final Submission (without the “Responses to QP First Submission Report”) to all Marketing Faculty and Ph.D. students one week prior to the presentation.

→ QP Presentation: The presentation should be 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

Committee Decision: The Committee votes Pass/Fail on whether the QP Final Submission and presentation fulfill the MKTG 6296 course objectives. Failure to pass MKTG 6296 will result in the student’s dismissal from the Marketing Ph.D. program.

Marketing Ph.D. Qualify Paper and Timelines & Deadlines

*effective for students enrolling in the Ph.D. program beginning Fall 2018