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Doctor of Business Administration

 

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DBA 901 Research Methodology 3 credits
This course is designed to prepare the doctoral student for the performing of significant organization science research. This includes identifying important research questions, critiquing research ideas and designs, planning substantive research investigations, and communicating research ideas and results.

DBA 902 Statistical Techniques I 3 credits
This course is designed to prepare the doctoral student for statistical techniques utilized in organization science research. Students will learn how to choose among competing analytical techniques and execute analyses using statistical software. Major topic areas to be covered include sampling and measurement, descriptive statistics, correlation, significance tests, comparison of two groups, and linear regression.

DBA 903 Statistical Techniques II 3 credits
This course is designed to prepare the doctoral student for advanced statistical techniques utilized in organization science research. Students will learn how to choose among competing analytic techniques and execute analyses using statistical software. Major topic areas to be covered include multivariate relationships, multiple regression, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, logistic regression, and other advanced topics. Prerequisite: DBA 902.

DBA 910 Analyzing Behavior in Organizations 3 credits 
This course is designed to introduce doctoral students to theory and research in Organizational Behavior. Major topic areas to be covered include individual differences, motivation, work attitudes, and individual performance.

DBA 911 Managing Human Resources in a Global Environment 3 credits
This course is designed to introduce doctoral students to theory and research in Human Resource Management, with an emphasis on human resource issues that arise across cultures. Major topic areas to be addressed include job analysis, selection, training, performance management, and compensation.

DBA 912 Designing Organizations for Effectiveness 3 credits
This course is designed to introduce doctoral students to theory and research in Organization Theory. Major topic areas to be covered include the organizational environment, organizational structure, decision-making, power, and change.

DBA 913 Developing Strategy for Competitiveness 3 credits
This course is designed to introduce doctoral students to theory and research in Strategic Management. Major topic areas to be covered include industry structure and strategy, firm performance, corporate governance, acquisitions and divestitures, and innovation.

DBA 925 Case Research In Management 3 credit hours
This course is designed to introduce doctoral students to the methods used in design, data collection, analysis, and writing of cases in the field of management.

DBA 930-961 Special Topics Courses 3 credits each
These courses are intended to channel student interest into specific research modalities. These courses will be driven in part by professional specialties and student interest.

To date, we have offered Special Topics courses in:

  • Organizational Change
  • Leadership
  • Conflict & Negotiation
  • Careers
  • Teams
  • Organizational Culture
  • Management Consulting

DBA 990 Dissertation 12 credits
The dissertation is the culmination of the student's academic achievements, and represents an original contribution by the student to the field of management. The dissertation is the student's major research project.