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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

Human Resource Management - PhD in Management


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The Human Resource Management specialization integrates foundational study in management with specialized topics in human resource management that extend the research boundaries in areas such as strategic human resource management; the role of human resource management in organizational effectiveness and performance; human capital development and maintenance; the regulatory, ethical, and cultural environment of human resource management; conflict resolution; and labor relations and human resource metrics. Special emphasis on the global and multidisciplinary aspects of human resource management is provided throughout the specialization, which is composed of five research seminar courses in which learners seek to identify gaps in understanding in the field of human resource management, and where they explore specific topics for potential dissertation research.

Curriculum


Foundation Research Sequence (15 cr.)


Courses comprising the Foundation Research Sequence are conducted online and require weekly readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or 8110 is a prerequisite for Residency 2 of the academic residencies.

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)


PhD students are required to complete one advanced-level research course that mirrors the methodology of their intended dissertations. The university offers three advanced courses. Students should refer to their specific programs of study to determine program-specific requirements.

One of the following three courses is required:

Mentoring (0 cr.)


All course-based students will be enrolled in MGMT 8100 each term following the completion of MGMT 8990 until beginning the dissertation in MGMT 9000.

Dissertation (26 cr.)


  • MGMT 8990 - Developing a Prospectus
  • MGMT 8991 - Writing a Proposal
  • MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation *To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook. In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation course until they complete an approved dissertation, which usually requires more than the minimum terms in the dissertation course shell.

Residency Requirements


  • Residency 1 - Complete face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; no later than within 90 days of completing MGMT 8015.
  • Residency 2 - Complete Residency 2 as face-to-face or virtual at the beginning of your second year, around the time of second research course (RSCH 8210M/RSCH 8310M).
  • Residency 3 - Complete Residency 3 face-to-face near the end of your second year, around the time of your advanced research course or at the time of your data collection and analysis.
  • Residency 4 - Complete Residency 4 (after completion of MGMT 8991):
    • a face-to-face or virtual residency (RESI 8404)
      OR
    • an approved professional conference (RESI 8900 based on program availability)
      OR
    • a dissertation intensive (DRWI 8500) during MGMT 9000 in the dissertation writing phase to progress toward completion and defense of the dissertation. Contact Academic Advising to register.
  • Optional: Complete a dissertation intensive retreat (DRWI 8500) face-to-face during MGMT 9000. Contact Academic Advising to register.

Recommended Course Sequence


Recommended Timing

Course

Course Length
(In Weeks)

Credits

Year 1: Qtr. 1

MGMT 8015 - Gateway to Doctoral Studies♦  

11

5 cr.

 

Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; no later than within 90 days of completing MGMT 8015.

   

Year 1: Qtr. 2

MGMT 8025 - Perspectives on Organizations and Their Implications for Leaders♦  

11

5 cr.

MGMT 8035 - Complexity and Applied Systems Thinking♦  

11

5 cr.

Year 1: Qtr. 3

MGMT 8045 - Mechanics of Individual and Group Decision Making♦  

11

5 cr.

RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods  OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦   

11

5 cr.

Year 1: Qtr. 4

MGMT 8710 - Organizational Behavior and Effective Human Resource Management♦  

6

4 cr.

MGMT 8720 - Strategic Thinking for Effective Human Resource Management♦  

6

4 cr.

Year 2: Qtr. 1

MGMT 8730 - The Development of Human Capital Within Organizations♦  

6

4 cr.

RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis   OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

OR

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR  RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  

11

5cr.

 

Complete Residency 2 as face-to-face or virtual at the beginning of your second year, around the time of second research course (RSCH 8210M/RSCH 8310M).

   

Year 2: Qtr. 2

(first half)

MGMT 8740 - The Legal, Ethical, and Cultural Environment of Human Resource Management♦  

6

4 cr.

MGMT 8990 - Developing a Prospectus   6 2 cr.

Year 2: Qtr. 2

(second half)

MGMT 8750 - Human Resource Management and Its Role in Labor Relations, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution♦  

6

4 cr.

 

Complete Residency 3 face-to-face near the end of your second year, around the time of your advanced research course or at the time of your data collection and analysis.

   

Year 2: Qtr. 3

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

OR

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  

11

5 cr.

MGMT 8100 - Dissertation Mentoring  

11

0 cr.

Year 2: Qtr. 4

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis  

11

5cr.

MGMT 8100 - Dissertation Mentoring  

11

0 cr.

Year 3: Qtr. 1

MGMT 8991 - Writing a Proposal  

6

4 cr.

Complete Residency 4 (after completion of MGMT 8991).

   

MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation  

11

5 cr.

  Optional: Complete a PhD Dissertation Intensive retreat (DRWI 8500) face-to-face during MGMT 9000. Contact Academic Advising to register.    

Year 3: Qtr. 2–4+

MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation 

11

(20 cr. [minimum requirement]–120 cr. [8-year maximum timeframe])*

Note: Following the completion of MGMT 8990 - Developing a Prospectus , students will be continuously registered in MGMT 8100 until entering MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation . This course will be 0 credits and $0 per credit, and is designed to allow time for the student to work with their mentor through the early stages of the dissertation process.

*To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation course until they complete an approved dissertation, which usually requires more than the minimum terms in the dissertation course shell.