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DOCTORATE COURSES

LEAD601         Leadership Theory and Practice

True leadership is different from popular psychology and is based in appropriate empirical research.  The student will learn history, evolution, and contrast of true leadership from leadership that has evolved. 

CRTH602         Creative and Critical Thinking

This course will blend Creative and Critical Thinking.  Critical thinking is clear, rational and disciplined.  The thinker is open to reorganizing and raising the efficiency of his thought process by reflecting on them.  The Critical Thinker recognizes the errors and biases that may be present.  Critical thinkers use a group of interconnected skills to analyze, unify and evaluate what is heard, seen or read.  Creativity is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas or concepts.  Creativity is breaking out of established patterns to look at things in a different way. Creativity is the skill of being able to produce something new which has some value.

RISK603           Risk Management in Complex Organizations

This course helps students understand how complex organizations can quantify their operational and business risks. Students will learn how to design and implement  a strategy to understand and manage the risk. Students will take into account technology and regulatory issues that can impact the enterprise, then be able to communicate those risks, quantified, to appropriate management/leadership.

RSRC604          Fundamental Principles of Sound Research

This course is an introduction to the basic ideas of research design.  One can use both qualitative and quantitative methods for proof of research. This research can then answer questions or present direction for policy makers and upper management of organizations.

RSRC605          Research Design

This course begins to prepare students to undertake a major research study.  Requirements and expectations of doctoral candidates as well as technology that will be used for program delivery will be addressed. This course also presents and discusses quantitative and qualitative methodologies and processes used in applied research.

INFO701          Executive Information Systems

This course will help students perform appropriate research and learn to become leaders.  Students will learn to focus on advanced decision-making  skills and be able to conduct doctoral level research  and the writing necessary for upper level of responsibility in organizations.

 

LEAD702         Contemporary Leadership Issues

This course focuses on the application of new knowledge in creating new policies and models in the administration  of management, through leadership.  Students will learn of contemporary issues and their impact on leadership and management theory.  Learners will demonstrate integration of knowledge.

QUAL703         Qualitative Methods and Design

This course Is designed to help students, later in their dissertation design.  The course deals with research questions dealing with methodology, data collection and qualitative analysis.  Students will also learn theory formation and hypothetical testing.  Students will also learn how to define competing truth claims.  Finally, students will learn goals of social science, selection of appropriate methodologies, collecting data, and appropriate analysis of the qualitative data.

OPER705         Issues in Optimizing Operations

This course will instruct the student in companies evaluate research and how businesses adopt approaches to maximizing their operations and the conditions that lead to success. Topics include adopting best practices, predictors for successful management of quality, how project management plays a role in these successes.

TRBS705          Transforming the Business

This course is designed to help the student to  both help himself/herself and the company transform to do good for society.  Transforming an enterprise to consumer-oriented marketing and behavioral economics can help change the business and the environment.  Transformation needs to be able to be implemented in the workplace.  This course will also emphasize that the workplace can be redesigned to benefit the employee and the enterprise.

FINM801         Financial Measures for Value Added

This course finds and assesses research on how businesses measure and adjust their measure of financial value in order to improve decision-making. Topics include treatment of certain line items on the  balance sheet such as monetizing capital, considering  mergers and acquisitions; and how to predict success.  Students will also learn what  are the conditions for successful joint ventures, marketplace valuation of equity, and small to mid-size business’ access to contemporary capital markets.

 

MKTG802        Marketing and Managing the Customer Relationship

This course covers  principles, theories, and practice of marketing.  The course covers practical applications of the marketing function, including relationships with the customer. The customer, as was known, is changing. Marketing needs to better manage this relationship.

 

BUSS803          Introduction to Business and Administrative Study

This course introduces participants to the fundamental principles of Business Administration. It examines the factors that lead towards successful administration of a business, and the leadership skills and behaviors necessary for achieving organizational goals and objectives. It is designed to examine modern management challenges organizations face and provides an explanation of various types of planning and decision-making tools that can aid in attaining success. The course will cover both the traditional and current thinking relating to management concepts and theories.  Additionally, the course is structured to increase participants’ knowledge of the fundamentals of organizing, influencing, communication, motivation and human resource management.

STAT804          Statistical Research Methods and Design

This course is designed to help the student learn and use statistical and scientific thinking and analysis to make appropriate organizational decisions. The course will help the student understand how to formulate quantitative research design.  Also, the course will help the student to learn to read and understand quantitative research data, and be able to communicate research findings, appropriately.

ORGT805        Organizational Theory and Design

This course will cover  the purpose of an organization, how to design the organization, how it should be structured, and the impact of the external environment on the organization.  Also covered will be bureaucracy, politics and power within the internal components of the organization.  And, the course will help the student structure and design an organization.

ECON901        Strategic Opportunities  in an Internet Based Global Economy

This course will orient students to the use of the digital and internet capabilities of improving business outcomes.  The internet now allows collection and storage of knowledge, previously held in the heads of business associates.  Technology itself cannot change an organization’s outcomes, but managing that technology can.  Firms now must incorporate these technologies in order to be viable in the future.

 

SUPP902         Supply Chain Process

This course focuses on management and improvement of supply chain processes and performance.. We explore important supply chain metrics, primary tradeoffs in making supply chain decisions, and basic tools for effective and efficient supply chain management, production planning and inventory control, order fulfillment and supply chain coordination. The course will also investigate topics such as global supply chain design, logistics, and outsourcing, several other recent supply chain innovations.

AUDT903        Internal Auditing

This course is a study of auditing and assurance services, auditing standards and processes, emphasizing the audit of internal controls over financial statements and the audit of financial statements.  The course will include a study of the responsibilities of auditors, development of audit programs, accumulation of audit evidence and reporting. 

BUSS904          Entrepreneurship of Small Business Management

This course is intended to distinguish between entrepreneurship and small business management. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of key management principles. Readings, videos and other reference materials from practitioners, academics and business leaders may be used to make the class reflective of and relevant to the current business environment.

DISS905           Dissertation Proposal and Project Completion

To write a DBA dissertation a high-level commitment and dedication is required.. Success of writing a DBA dissertation depends 100% on the author and his or her dedication, self-discipline, motivation and passion to his or her research topic. This article was created to help and guide new DBA students through DBA proposal, Literature overview, Methodology and Findings and Discussions chapters