Course Descriptions

Year 1

BDBA8100: Introduction to Experimental Design and Measurement

Overview of quasi-experimental design, qualitative techniques, basic statistics, and methodological skills necessary to carry out applied research in the fields of management, marketing, operations management and information systems.

BDBA8110: Organizational Theories and Systems

Review of a broad range of organizational theory and topics in the fields of management, marketing, operations management and information systems.

BDBA8120: Professional Issues I

Introduction to the principles of scholarly research for both academic and industry settings, including ethics and research integrity, navigating scholarly literature, focusing on research and teaching excellence.

BDBA8130: Introduction to Business Theory

Review of fundamental theories and research in the fields of strategic management, marketing, operations management and information systems.

BDBA8140: Advanced Business Theory

Review of micro- and meso-theories and research developed in the fields of management, marketing, operations management and information systems.

BDBA8150: Business Statistics and Data Analysis

Development of basic skills to conduct quantitative and qualitative research in the chosen area of study within the fields of management, marketing, operations management and information systems.

Year 2

BDBA8200: Research Methods I

Development and application of advanced research skills. Both advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods are discussed.

BDBA8210: Current Topics Research Seminar

Review of current topics in the fields of management, marketing, operations management and information systems and development of research skills in the respective focus areas.

BDBA8220: Professional Issues II

Consideration of advanced topics in the conduct and application of scholarly research within both academic and industry settings.

BDBA8230: Research Methods II

Development and application of advanced research skills necessary for successfully defending a dissertation proposal, building on Research Methods I. Both advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods are discussed.

BDBA8240: Focused Research Seminar

Review of current topics identified by the students in the program to support the development of dissertation idea. Topics are covered in the fields of management, marketing, operations management and information systems.

BDBA8350: Dissertation Proposal Development

In-depth discussion of papers and development of research models and approaches in preparation of dissertation work. Collaboration with the intended dissertation chair is desired.

Year 3

BDBA8999: Doctoral Dissertation Research

Each student will initiate and conduct an individual investigation culminating in the preparation and presentation of a doctoral dissertation.