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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)Curriculum

The program requires a three-day residency for program orientation and four two-day residencies (Friday and Saturday – scheduled one each month during the semester).

Upon completing the program, students should be able to:

  • Acquire the necessary functional business knowledge in a global context
  • Identify and develop organizational best practices
  • Demonstrate the ability to write and conduct research for peer-reviewed publications including conferences and journals

YEAR I

Fall

This course introduces a structured approach to quantitative research methods such as surveys, experiments, data analysis, and multi-criteria analysis of judgments.

This course introduces the fundamental philosophy and development process of managerial business research.

This course explores advanced methods in quantitative research such as surveys and sample techniques, parametric and nonparametric tests, structured equation modeling, and time series analysis.

This course introduces students to methods and practices for developing and using data based on experiments and surveys for research.

Spring

Organization functioning from a macro perspective; emphasis on evolution, structure, design and processes of complex systems. Study of communication/information networks, inter-group processes and control strategies.

This course covers the methods and approaches to creating theory, validation and testing, and dissemination of knowledge.

 

 

This course provides students a rigorous background in finance and helps them understand international macroeconomic factors and their effects on businesses.

Intensive research project conducted during the summer following the student’s first and second years of coursework. Each student develops his/her own research project under the supervision of a faculty member.

Summer

Covers applications of analytical methods in contemporary management research. Emphasis is given to complex research design strategies including multivariate techniques and multidimensional scaling.

YEAR II

Fall

This course introduces a structured approach to qualitative research in business. It includes study of methods such as case studies, ethnography, archival studies, and action research.

This course provides the theoretical foundation needed to understand internationalization of firms from developed and developing countries.

This course compares a variety of qualitative research techniques. Students will review contemporary and classic studies that employ qualitative methods in both theoretical and applied contexts.

Develops skills in organizational problem-solving through applications of theory and research to actual problems. Emphasis on needs analysis, process consultation, teambuilding and action research.

Spring

This course investigates the development and evolution of marketing-theory development.

Links functional areas of management to provide integrated view of organization and public policy. Emphasis on measurement, analysis and conceptualization of organization as a totality of operations.

Preparatory background research and study to begin development of dissertation proposal. Students should be able to complete proposal by the end of the course.

An introduction to the study of human behavior in organizations. Emphasis is given to management of individual and group processes including conflict attitudes, decision making, motivation and stress.

Summer

Original research that is supervised by a faculty committee and defended openly before the university committee.

YEAR III

Fall

Original research that is supervised by a faculty committee and defended openly before the university committee.

Spring

Original research that is supervised by a faculty committee and defended openly before the university committee.

Summer

Original research that is supervised by a faculty committee and defended openly before the university committee.

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