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To graduate with a PhD in Management, students must successfully complete all general requirements for the doctoral degree. As part of these requirements, students must successfully complete the following degree requirements.

Core Management Courses (18 credits, all 6 courses are required)

  • MGT 601 Organizational Behavior Theory and Research (2 credits)
  • MGT 606 Socially and Environmentally Responsible Management (2 credits)
  • MGT 607 Assessing Human Development (4 credits)
  • MGT 676 Implementing Sustainability (4 credits)
  • MGT 678 Outcomes Measurement for Sustainable Business (4 credits)
  • MGT 679 Research Seminar in Sustainable Management (2 credits); may be repeated for credit

Research Methods (24 credits, 4-5 courses; a maximum of one course may be waived by prior study; additional courses may be required by the dissertation adviser as appropriate to the student’s research)

  • MGT 5240 Data Analysis for Managers (4 credits)
  • MGT 628 Introduction to Multivariate Data Analysis (4 credits)
  • MGT 631 Multiple Regression Analysis (4 credits)
  • MGT 635 Quantitative Research Design (4 credits)
  • MGT 636 Qualitative Research Methods (4 credits)

Professional Development (4 credits)

  • MGT 692 Seminar in Writing (2 credits)
  • FOR 598 Faculty Training Course (2 credits)

Additional Courses

A student’s faculty advisory committee may require additional course work as required for the student’s dissertation research.

Qualifying Examinations and Dissertation Research (16 credits minimum)

  • MGT 690 Preparation for Qualifying Examination (4 credits — may be repeated for credit until the qualifying examination is completed)
  • MGT 700 Preparing the Dissertation Proposal (4 credits — may be repeated for credit until dissertation proposal is accepted)
  • MGT 701 Dissertation Research (2.5 credits per block — may be repeated for credit until dissertation is completed)

When the qualifying examination is successfully completed, the student is advanced to PhD Candidate status. When the dissertation proposal is accepted by the faculty, the student is advanced to PhD Researcher status. The amount of time required to complete the dissertation varies according to the research project. A public oral presentation and defense of the dissertation is required, as is acceptance of the dissertation by the dissertation committee, the Graduate School Director, and the Library Director. (See the dissertation manual.)

The above information is subject to change at any time. Students already enrolled at the University should contact the graduation director for their degree requirements. The content of this page was reviewed in March 2014.

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