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DBA Courses

MGT 755 - Contemporary Organizational Strategy

This course explores the dynamics of global organizations, focusing on strategic management, the theories of organizations and industries, and the behavior of individuals and teams in global settings. Students will be tasked with explaining and summarizing the state of their industry, applying new models and research questions that anticipate and address emerging concerns, analyzing best practices from similar and dissimilar fields of research, formulating alternative strategies for success, and justifying organizational changes with data. {3 Credits}

MGT 759 – Integrative Management in Business

This course identifies contemporary management research across all major areas of business, including accounting, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, information systems, and strategy. Students will compare and contrast these management issues, construct new approaches to dealing with leadership problems, examine innovative ways to address concerns, design management systems to proactively articulate the vision of the organizations, and assess the results of these creative ways of monitoring the mission of the business. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: MGT 755

FIN 754 – Financial Decision Making in Corporations

This course will draw upon principles of managerial finance to measure and manage risk and to learn how to value investment opportunities. The student will apply such valuation tools as comparable company analysis, LBO analysis, relative analysis, precedent transaction analysis and discounted cash flow analysis. The class will use these tools to analyze business opportunities, generate documents to display and articulate these prospects, and justify investment into these assets. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: MGT 759

STA 758 – Effective Statistics for Business Research

This course covers a variety of effective statistical techniques that support doctoral research in business. Basic statistical concepts will be reviewed and the students will be introduced to appropriate methods of organizing, interpreting, and presenting quantitative data. The students will produce output based on hypothesis testing, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, testing for significance, sampling and sampling distributions, multiple regression and regression analysis. Students will also be taught to effectively analyze the results of these outputs, formulate business strategy, and appraise feasibility of recommendations based on numbers. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: FIN 754

BUS 761 – Current Topics in Business Research

This course will feature an alternating set of topics based on current research. Potential topics may include leadership, emerging markets and/or segments, social media trends, and data analytics. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: STA 758

BUS 762 – Current Topics in Business Research II

This course will feature an alternating set of topics based on current research. Potential topics may include leadership, emerging markets and/or segments, social media trends, and data analytics. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: BUS 761

MGT 781 – International Business and Foreign Relations

This course is an advanced look at the unique problems faced by firms engaging in international activities. The students will be able to discuss the mechanics of importing and exporting, joint ventures, franchising, managing subsidiaries, international dimensions of management, marketing and accounting, international financial management and the unique challenges facing multi-national corporations. Student will learn to apply current international business practice to contemporary problems and investigate new solutions based on designing innovative strategies. They will then judge the achievement of corporate objectives relative to firm goals. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: BUS 762

MKT 767 - Marketing Management, Research, and Analysis

This course will provide students with the opportunity to view the marketing process holistically and use research and analysis to effectively maximize impact. Students will estimate viable marketing segments, select target markets, create positioning statements, research differentiation strategies and design price, promotion, and placement choices. This is done by constructing programs based on consumer behavior theory. Students will be using sampling, qualitative research design, survey construction and analysis, and appraising results of analysis to maximize results in organizations. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: MGT 781

BUS 765 - Advanced Quantitative Methods in Research

This course explores advanced concepts and topics in quantitative research methods. Students will learn to analyze business situations, to confirm the correct quantitative methods of analysis, to apply those methods to effectively calculate output, analyze the results created, and devise business recommendations based on these results. Topics include analysis of variance and the design of experiments, multivariate regression, confirmatory factor analysis and logistic regression. Students will learn to identify and address problems in real-world data sets. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: MKT 767

BUS 770 – Applied Qualitative Methods in Research

This course is designed to prepare students to perform effective qualitative data analysis in business research. Students will learn to differentiate which business problems are best served by utilizing the qualitative approach, effectively gather data through such methods as interviewing, learning to record the information gleaned and create codebooks, and analyzing the results of this approach to use in making business decisions. Students will refine the skills and principles of qualitative data analysis through a hands-on approach. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: BUS 765

BUS 763 – Current Topics in Business Research III

This course will feature an alternating set of topics based on current research. Potential topics may include leadership, emerging markets and/or segments, social media trends, and data analytics. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: BUS 770

BUS 764 – Current Topics in Business Research IV

This course will feature an alternating set of topics based on current research. Potential topics may include leadership, emerging markets and/or segments, social media trends, and data analytics. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: BUS 763

MGT 763 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship in Business

This course outlines how executives can apply innovative strategies in entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial ventures by designing new products, services, processes, organizational structures, and business models. The students apply and consider several variables that influence entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship within an organization to analyze the most effective ways to not only create change in an organization, but install systems to greatly increase the likelihood of this change being lasting. Students will generate organizational plans to manage innovation and change initiatives over long periods of time and measure the results of these changes. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: BUS 764

MGT 784 – Corporate Social Responsibility

This course provides an advanced perspective on business ethics. Employee issues and responsibilities, leadership and decision-making, morality, diversity, discrimination, and ethics in marketing and advertising are explored. Students will also study the philosophical theories behind the practices of corporations with the context of social responsibility. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: BUS 763

DBA 901 – Dissertation I

The DBA dissertation project requires a minimum of 12 semester credit hours for completion. This process involves research by the student with advisement from a faculty member serving as Chair. A dissertation project proposal must be completed and approved by the student’s dissertation committee before the student collects data for their research. Once the dissertation is complete, the student will present their results before the faculty and colleagues. Students who have not completed their work at the conclusion of DBA 901 will register for DBA 902 in order to receive academic advisement and to remain in good standing in the program. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: MGT 784

DBA 902 – Dissertation II

The DBA dissertation project requires a minimum of 12 semester credit hours for completion. This process involves research by the student with advisement from a faculty member serving as Chair. A dissertation project proposal must be completed and approved by the student’s dissertation committee before the student collects data for their research. Once the dissertation is complete, the student will present their results before the faculty and colleagues. Students who have not completed their work at the conclusion of DBA 902 will register for DBA 903 in order to receive academic advisement and to remain in good standing in the program. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: DBA 901

DBA 903 – Dissertation III

The DBA dissertation project requires a minimum of 12 semester credit hours for completion. This process involves research by the student with advisement from a faculty member serving as Chair. A dissertation project proposal must be completed and approved by the student’s dissertation committee before the student collects data for their research. Once the dissertation is complete, the student will present their results before the faculty and colleagues. Students who have not completed their work at the conclusion of DBA 903 will register for DBA 904 in order to receive academic advisement and to remain in good standing in the program. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: DBA 902

DBA 904 – Dissertation IV

The DBA dissertation project requires a minimum of 12 semester credit hours for completion. This process involves research by the student with advisement from a faculty member serving as Chair. A dissertation project proposal must be completed and approved by the student’s dissertation committee before the student collects data for their research. Once the dissertation is complete, the student will present their results before the faculty and colleagues. Students who have not completed their work at the conclusion of DBA 904 will reregister for DBA 904 in a continuing basis in order to receive academic advisement and to remain in good standing in the program. {3 credits}

Prerequisite: DBA 903

Courses and/or course descriptions may be subject to change