Students create their own specialization based on their individual goals and interests in management. They choose specialization courses from the program’s other specializations. Assignments will focus on the practical application of writing and critical-thinking skills and the integration of professional practice at the doctoral level. Students may also request to apply transfer credits from previous doctoral-level study toward their elective courses.
Specialization Courses (20 cr.)
Students may request to use Transfer of Credit from prior doctoral-level work or choose five courses from any of the other PhD in Management specializations.
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.
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.
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 students to work with their mentor through the early stages of the dissertation process.