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Management Studies

MANAGEMENT STUDIES, Ph.D.

Our Ph.D. in Management Studies degree program is designed for advanced degree graduates by combining rigorous research training with the skills and knowledge to address meaningful problems facing consumers, employees, managers, organizations, and industries. Doctoral students take a series of Ph.D. level courses that provide an overview of theory and research across the entire field of management.

This program is designed specifically for Master degree holders who want to excel in today’s marketplace and builds on the skills and knowledge gained in your undergraduate and Master studies preparing you for a broad range of fields and careers. This degree prepares you for leadership roles in both public and private sector organizations. With this degree, graduates will find a wide array of career opportunities in a diverse field of industries. Program graduates may qualify for managerial promotion opportunities within their existing job or may transition from a technical/engineering position to an advanced management position.

In this program you will gain a solid grounding in management and research theory and practice through foundational subjects, including economics, strategy, marketing, organizational behavior, and management. Students will develop a strong background in research fundamentals order to complete a research thesis or comprehensive examination.

Through the Doctorate degree in the field of management you:

  • Study the core elements of management knowledge and skill, including human resource management, organizational behavior and development, analytics, leadership, and change management.
  • Gain insight into the latest management theories and practices through case studies, instructor lectures, group projects, and active learning experiences.

The Doctorate program in Management is divided in three parts: University required courses, Departmental required courses, and Electives. Students are required to complete at least 36 credit hours including a thesis (9 credits in university required and 27 credits in combined Departmental & Elective courses). Each Doctorate candidate should achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to graduate. The degree may be completed within five or six semesters.

The components of the curriculum are:

Classification Courses Credits/Hours
University Required Courses Business Management 3/3
Statistics and Decision Making 3/3
Survey Research Methods & Analysis 3/3
Managerial Economics 3/3
Management Research Capstone Project 3/3
Research Methods in Social Science 3/3
Thesis Research I 3/3
Department Required Courses Introduction to Economics 3/3
Basic Statistics 3/3
Human Resource Management 3/3
Accounting & Decision Making 3/3
Operations Management 3/3
Financial Management 3/3
Methods for Causal Inference in Management Studies 3/3
Introduction to Management Theories 3/3
Multivariate Analysis 3/3
Special Topics in the Industry 4.0 3/3
Strategy, Institutional Environment & Innovation 3/3
Entrepreneurship 3/3
Teaching, Publishing, & Dissemination of Knowledge 3/3
An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3/3
Thesis Research II 3/3
Elective Courses Special Topics in Overseas Regional Study (case study) 3/3
The 4th Industrial Revolution & Digital Transformation 3/3
Special Topics in Marketing Strategy 3/3
Marketing 3/3
Management Information System 3/3
International Management 3/3
Special Topics in Applied Research (Capstone) 3/3
Special Topics in Digital Economy (Case Study) 3/3
Special Topics in Advanced Technology 3/3