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DBA Courses

Contemporary Organizational Strategy

This course explores the dynamics of global organizations, focusing on strategic management; theory of organizations and industries; and behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations in global settings. Students will build on this research to develop new research questions that anticipate and address emerging concerns and challenges that contemporary organizations will face.   (3 credits)

Integrative Management in Business

This course integrates contemporary research across all major areas of business, including; accounting, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, management information systems, and strategic management. Students will learn how to approach organizational issues holistically.   (3 credits)

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)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship in Business

This course examines how executives can apply innovative strategies in entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial ventures by designing new products, services, processes, organizational structures, and business models; taking into account global technological, economic, social, and political factors that facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship within an organization.   (3 credits)

Effective Statistics for Business Research

This course covers a variety of effective statistical techniques that supports doctoral research in business. Basic statistical concepts will be reviewed, and the student will be introduced to appropriate methods of organizing, interpreting, and presenting quantitative data. Topics will include hypothesis testing, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, testing for significance, sampling and sampling distributions, multiple regression, and regression analysis.   (3 credits)

Advanced Quantitative Methods in Research

This course explores advanced concepts and topics in quantitative research methods. 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)

Applied Qualitative Methods in Research

This course is designed to prepare students to perform effective qualitative data analysis in the data analysis phase of their doctoral research. Students will learn the skills and principles of qualitative data analysis through a hands-on approach.   (3 credits)

International Business and Foreign Relations

This course is an advanced look at the unique problems faced by firms engaging in international activities. 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 will be examined.   (3 credits)

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 within the context of social responsibility.   (3 credits)

Financial Decision Making in Corporations

This course will enable students to expand their knowledge of managerial finance to measure and manage risk and value of investment opportunities. Valuation tool such as comparable company analysis, LBO analysis, relative analysis, precedent transaction analysis, and discounted cash flow analysis will be included. There will be an emphasis on using real world data to estimate all of the key components of a valuation opportunity.   (3 credits)

Marketing Management, Research, and Analysis

This course will provide students the ability to see marketing holistically and use research and analysis effectively to maximize their impact. Understanding consumer behavior is a major key. Effective use of sampling, qualitative research design, survey construction and analysis, and results interpretation will help to maximize results in organizations.   (3 credits)

Courses and/or course descriptions may be subject to change