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Doctor of Business Administration Courses

BAOL731. Advanced Managerial Accounting 

This advanced accounting research seminar course will provide students with principles and core concepts of managerial accounting. Students will conduct a study of various managerial accounting processes and systems used by managers to ensure organizational goals and strategies are implemented as intended. Topics include job and process costing, activity-based costing, cost-volume-profit relationships, operating budget planning and control, capital budgeting, and pricing decisions among others. The final project in the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary managerial accounting problem. Prerequisite: BROL700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BROL700. Business Research and Writing 

This introductory research and writing course will provide students with a foundation for their doctoral study. Students will engage in learning activities to become proficient readers of academic texts, understand the process of academic writing, become proficient with APA style guidelines, and to understand the dissertation process. Students will develop a scholar-practitioner perspective through reading, writing, and reflection within their discipline. Students will be evaluated on their research and writing skills during this course with the primary goal of preparing students for their advanced seminar research courses and dissertation. Credit, 3 hours.

BROL701. Research Methods and Design

This introductory course in research methods and design will provide a foundation for students in learning quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research methodologies. Students will learn howto establish appropriate connections between the research problem, research questions, and methodology. This course will assist students in identifying a potential research problem, conduct a literature review, and select appropriate research methodology for their dissertation. Students will also be exposed to research ethics and the institutional review board (IRB) process. Prerequisite: BROL 701 Business Research and Writing. Credit, 3 hours.

BROL702. Applied Statistics

This course will provide students with a foundation in the application of statistical techniques and methods. The material covered in this course will include a conceptual understanding and practical application of data entry, analysis, and interpretation. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, statistical tests, regression analysis, and statistical analysis techniques, among others.Students will learn to critique and interpret quantitative research articles.Upon completion of this course, students will create an empirical research project that will include application, analysis, and interpretation of a quantitative data set. Prerequisite: BROL 701 Research Methods and Design or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BROL801. Advanced Quantitative ResearchDesign and Analysis

This advanced course in quantitative research course builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in the Applied Statistics course. Students will learn to utilize advanced statistics using multivariate techniques. Advanced statistical techniques include MANOVA, Discriminant Analysis, Factor Analysis, and Path Analysis among others. Students will select and apply an appropriate multivariate statistical technique to research questions. Upon completion of this course, students will create an empirical research project utilizing a quantitative methodology and design in preparation of their dissertation proposal. BROL 702 Research Methods and Design and Applied Statistics or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BROL802. Advanced Qualitative Research and Design

This advanced course in qualitative research and design builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in the Research Methods and Design course. Students will learn to utilize qualitative research methodology techniques. Students will select and apply appropriate qualitative research methodologies, to research questions. Upon completion of this course, students will create a research project utilizing a qualitative research methodology and design in preparation of their dissertation proposal. Prerequisite: BROL 701 Research Methods and Design or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BROL900. Comprehensive Examination and Dissertation Colloquium

The comprehensive examination will assess a student’s mastery of the key learnings from their doctoral curriculum. Upon satisfactory completion of the examination, a student will move to the dissertation phase where they will learn the requirements for completion of the dissertation phase of the program. The written comprehensive exam will assess the student’s learning regarding the various course outcomes from the student’s research, core, and strategic focus curriculum. Upon completion of the comprehensive exam, the student will attend the dissertation colloquial where they will meet with doctoral faculty, staff, and fellow students in learning how to prepare and complete a successful dissertation. Prerequisites: Completion of all research, core, and strategic focus courses or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BROL930-933. Dissertation Seminar I, II, III, IV

The dissertation seminar course is designed for doctoral candidates to conduct original independent research. Students will be expected to submit periodic status reports to their Committee Chair. Grades are reported as IP (in-progress) until the completion of the dissertation defense. Prerequisites: BUOL 900 and selection of a dissertation committee.Credit, 3 hours each.

BROL990. Dissertation Matriculation

 This course provides an opportunity for continued work on the dissertation after four semesters of Dissertation Seminar (BROL 930-933) have been completed. Continuous enrollment in BROL 990 for up to four semesters beyond BUOL 933 is possible with the permission of the Program Director. Credit is posted as IP (in-progress) until the dissertation is defended, at which time credit is posted as S/U. Credit, 1 hour.

BUOL733. Strategic Marketing: Research and Practice 

This advanced marketing research seminar course will provide students with principles and core concepts of strategic marketing. Students will conduct a study of various strategic marketing concepts and practices used by managers to ensure organizational goals and strategies are implemented as intended. Topics include marketing strategies such as customer segmentation and creation of customer,company and collaborative value, marketing tactics such as managing products services, brand, and price, and managing marketing positions, new products,sales growth and product lines among others. The final project in the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary strategic marketing problem. Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL734. Corporate Finance: Fiscal Management in a Global Climate 

This advanced corporate finance research seminar course will provide students with principles and core concepts of corporate finance as it relates to fiscal management in a global environment. Students will conduct a study of various global corporate finance concepts and practices used by managers to ensure organizational goals and strategies are implemented as intended. Topics include the environment of global finance, foreign exchange risk management, global financing strategy,global investment strategy, and global reporting and controlling decisions among others. The final project in the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary global corporate finance problem. Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL735. Comparative Economics

This advanced research seminar course will provide students with principles and core concepts of comparative economic systems. Managers in a global economy need to be acutely aware of the different systems of economic organization including capitalism, socialism and mixed economy. Students will conduct a study of various economic organization concepts and practices in order to ensure optimal efficiency in meeting organizational goals and strategies in various countries that have different economic models. The final project in the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary comparative economic problem. Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL737. Managerial Ethics and SocialResponsibility

This advanced management research seminar course will provide students with principles and core concepts of managerial ethics and social responsibility. Managers need to be sensitive to issues of social responsibility and ethical behavior. This sensitivity is often a result of pressures from the public, various interest groups, governmental entities, and media coverage. Students will conduct a study of various managerial ethics and social responsibility concepts and practices used by managers to ensure organizational goals and strategies are implemented as intended. Topics include ethical decision-making, corporate culture, corporate social responsibility, ethics and marketing, and business and environmental sustainability among others. The final project in the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary ethical management and social responsibility problem. Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL832. Development of Management Theory and Practice 

This advanced management research seminar course will provide students with principles and core concepts of management theory and practice. Students will conduct a study of various management theories including classical and modern management theories, human relations and social psychological theories, group behavior,and systems and contingency approaches among others. Students will also conduct a study of the practice of management including organizations, structures and communications, corporate governance, planning and quality standards, among others. The final project in the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary management theory or application issue.Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL833. Global Management Models 

This advanced management research seminar course will provide students with principles and core concepts of global management models. Students will conduct a study of various management theories and practices including the global economy,international management, chain management issues, market entry strategies,investment strategies, organizational models, ethical and cultural issues,international trade agreements, and legal issues among others. The final project in the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary issue(s) with global management models. Prerequisite:BROL 700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL834. Leadership in Global and Multicultural Organizations 

This advanced leadership research seminar course will provide students with principles and core concepts for leading global and multicultural organizations. Students will conduct a study of various management theories including leadership styles and multiculturalism, complexity of cultures, cultural frameworks and their importance for leaders, ethnic and racial identity models, development of multicultural competencies, multicultural training approaches, and conflict management among others. The final project in the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary leadership issue in global and multicultural organizations. Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL835. Strategic Talent Management 

This advanced research seminar course will provide students with principles and core concepts for strategically managing human resource talent. Students will conduct a study of various theories and practices including talent management approaches,assessment of talent resources, attraction, development and retention of top talent, performance incentives, and strategies managing expert talent domestically and abroad, among others. The final project in the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary strategic talent management issues. Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission of the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL836. Organizational Performance Analysis 

This advanced research seminar course will provide students with principles and core concepts for analyzing and transforming organizational performance. Students will conduct a study of various theories and practices including the aspects of performance measurement systems, effective measures of performance, measurement frameworks, performance measurement cycle, measurement challenges and leadership, the process of transformational learning, measurement maturity, and transformational management action plans, among others. The final project in the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary organizational performance and analysis issues. Prerequisite: BROL700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL838. Strategic Thinking, Decision-Making and Innovation 

This advanced research seminar course will provide students with principles and core concepts for strategic thinking, decision-making and sustainable innovation within an organization. Students will conduct a study of various theories and practices including the aspects strategic theories, strategic thinking versus strategic planning, strategic thinking learning process, role of culture in strategic thinking, role of analysis in strategic decision-making, and creating sustainable innovation within an organization, among others. The final project in the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing contemporary strategic thinking, decision-making and innovation issues within organizations. Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.