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Core Courses

BAOL731 Advanced Managerial Accounting
This advancedaccounting research seminar course will provide students with principles andcore concepts of managerial accounting. Students will conduct a study ofvarious managerial accounting processes and systems used by managers to ensureorganizational goals and strategies are implemented as intended. Topics includejob and process costing, activity-based costing, cost-volume-profitrelationships, operating budget planning and control, capital budgeting, andpricing decisions among others. The final project in the seminar will be thedevelopment of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary managerialaccounting problem. Prerequisite: BROL700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL733 Strategic Marketing: Research and Practice
This advancedmarketing research seminar course will provide students with principles andcore concepts of strategic marketing. Students will conduct a study of variousstrategic marketing concepts and practices used by managers to ensureorganizational goals and strategies are implemented as intended. Topics includemarketing strategies such as customer segmentation and creation of customer,company and collaborative value, marketing tactics such as managing productsservices, brand, and price, and managing marketing positions, new products,sales growth and product lines among others. The final project in the seminarwill be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporarystrategic marketing problem. Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission from theProgram Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL734 Corporate Finance: Fiscal Managementin a Global Climate
This advancedcorporate finance research seminar course will provide students with principlesand core concepts of corporate finance as it relates to fiscal management in aglobal environment. Students will conduct a study of various global corporatefinance concepts and practices used by managers to ensure organizational goalsand strategies are implemented as intended. Topics include the environment ofglobal finance, foreign exchange risk management, global financing strategy,global investment strategy, and global reporting and controlling decisionsamong others. The final project in the seminar will be the development of ascholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary global corporate financeproblem. Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL737  Managerial Ethics and SocialResponsibility
This advancedmanagement research seminar course will provide students with principles andcore concepts of managerial ethics and social responsibility. Managers need tobe sensitive to issues of social responsibility and ethical behavior. Thissensitivity is often a result of pressures from the public, various interestgroups, governmental entities, and media coverage. Students will conduct astudy of various managerial ethics and social responsibility concepts andpractices used by managers to ensure organizational goals and strategies areimplemented as intended. Topics include ethical decision-making, corporateculture, corporate social responsibility, ethics and marketing, and businessand environmental sustainability among others. The final project in the seminarwill be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporaryethical management and social responsibility problem. Prerequisite: BROL 700 orpermission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL735  ComparativeEconomics
This advancedresearch seminar course will provide students with principles and core conceptsof comparative economic systems. Managers in a global economy need to beacutely aware of the different systems of economic organization includingcapitalism, socialism and mixed economy. Students will conduct a study ofvarious economic organization concepts and practices in order to ensure optimalefficiency in meeting organizational goals and strategies in various countriesthat have different economic models. The final project in the seminar will bethe development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporarycomparative economic problem. Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission from theProgram Director. Credit, 3 hours.

Strategic Focus Courses: Management

BUOL832 Development of Management Theory andPractice
This advancedmanagement research seminar course will provide students with principles andcore concepts of management theory and practice. Students will conduct a studyof various management theories including classical and modern managementtheories, human relations and social psychological theories, group behavior,and systems and contingency approaches among others. Students will also conducta study of the practice of management including organizations, structures andcommunications, corporate governance, planning and quality standards, amongothers. The final project in the seminar will be the development of a scholarlyresearch paper analyzing a contemporary management theory or application issue.Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL833 Global Management Models
This advancedmanagement research seminar course will provide students with principles andcore concepts of global management models. Students will conduct a study ofvarious management theories and practices including the global economy,international management, chain management issues, market entry strategies,investment strategies, organizational models, ethical and cultural issues,international trade agreements, and legal issues among others. The finalproject in the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paperanalyzing a contemporary issue(s) with global management models. Prerequisite:BROL 700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL834 Leadership in Global andMulticultural Organizations
This advancedleadership research seminar course will provide students with principles andcore concepts for leading global and multicultural organizations. Students willconduct a study of various management theories including leadership styles andmulticulturalism, complexity of cultures, cultural frameworks and theirimportance for leaders, ethnic and racial identity models, development ofmulticultural competencies, multicultural training approaches, and conflictmanagement among others. The final project in the seminar will be thedevelopment of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary leadershipissue in global and multicultural organizations. Prerequisite: BROL 700 orpermission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL835 Strategic Talent Management
This advancedresearch seminar course will provide students with principles and core conceptsfor strategically managing human resource talent. Students will conduct a studyof various theories and practices including talent management approaches,assessment of talent resources, attraction, development and retention of toptalent, performance incentives, and strategies managing expert talentdomestically and abroad, among others. The final project in the seminar will bethe development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporarystrategic talent management issues. Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission of theProgram Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL836 Organizational Performance Analysis
This advancedresearch seminar course will provide students with principles and core conceptsfor analyzing and transforming organizational performance. Students willconduct a study of various theories and practices including the aspects ofperformance measurement systems, effective measures of performance, measurementframeworks, performance measurement cycle, measurement challenges andleadership, the process of transformational learning, measurement maturity, andtransformational management action plans, among others. The final project inthe seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing acontemporary organizational performance and analysis issues. Prerequisite: BROL700 or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BUOL838 Strategic Thinking, Decision-Makingand Innovation
This advancedresearch seminar course will provide students with principles and core conceptsfor strategic thinking, decision-making and sustainable innovation within anorganization. Students will conduct a study of various theories and practicesincluding the aspects strategic theories, strategic thinking versus strategicplanning, strategic thinking learning process, role of culture in strategicthinking, role of analysis in strategic decision-making, and creatingsustainable innovation within an organization, among others. The final projectin the seminar will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzingcontemporary strategic thinking, decision-making and innovation issues withinorganizations. Prerequisite: BROL 700 or permission from the ProgramDirector. Credit, 3 hours.

Research Courses

BROL700 Business Research and Writing
This introductoryresearch and writing course will provide students with a foundation for theirdoctoral study. Students will engage in learning activities to becomeproficient readers of academic texts, understand the process of academicwriting, become proficient with APA style guidelines, and to understand thedissertation process. Students will develop a scholar-practitioner perspectivethrough reading, writing, and reflection within their discipline. Students willbe evaluated on their research and writing skills during this course with theprimary goal of preparing students for their advanced seminar research coursesand dissertation. Credit, 3 hours.

BROL701 Research Methods and Design
This introductorycourse in research methods and design will provide a foundation for students inlearning quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods researchmethodologies. Students will learn howto establish appropriate connections between the research problem, researchquestions, and methodology. This course will assist students in identifying apotential research problem, conduct a literature review, and select appropriateresearch methodology for their dissertation. Students will also be exposed to researchethics and the institutional review board (IRB) process. Prerequisite: BROL 701 Business Research andWriting. Credit, 3 hours.

BROL702 Applied Statistics
This course willprovide students with a foundation in the application of statistical techniquesand methods. The material covered in this course will include a conceptualunderstanding and practical application of data entry, analysis, andinterpretation. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, statisticaltests, regression analysis, and statistical analysis techniques, among others.Students will learn to critique and interpret quantitative research articles.Upon completion of this course, students will create an empirical researchproject that will include application, analysis, and interpretation of aquantitative data set. Prerequisite: BROL 701 ResearchMethods and Design or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BROL801 Advanced Quantitative ResearchDesign and Analysis
This advancedcourse in quantitative research course builds upon the knowledge and skillsgained in the Applied Statistics course. Students will learn to utilizeadvanced statistics using multivariate techniques. Advanced statisticaltechniques include MANOVA, Discriminant Analysis, Factor Analysis, and PathAnalysis among others. Students will select and apply an appropriatemultivariate statistical technique to research questions. Upon completion ofthis course, students will create an empirical research project utilizing aquantitative methodology and design in preparation of their dissertationproposal. BROL 702 Research Methods and Design and AppliedStatistics or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BROL802 Advanced Qualitative Research andDesign
This advanced coursein qualitative research and design builds upon the knowledge and skills gainedin the Research Methods and Design course. Students will learn to utilizequalitative research methodology techniques. Students will select and applyappropriate qualitative research methodologies, to research questions. Uponcompletion of this course, students will create a research project utilizing aqualitative research methodology and design in preparation of theirdissertation proposal. Prerequisite: BROL 701 ResearchMethods and Design or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

Dissertation Courses

BROL900 Comprehensive Examination andDissertation Colloquium
The comprehensive examination will assess astudent’s mastery of the key learnings from their doctoral curriculum. Uponsatisfactory completion of the examination, a student will move to thedissertation phase where they will learn the requirements for completion of thedissertation phase of the program. The written comprehensive exam will assessthe student’s learning regarding the various course outcomes from the student’sresearch, core, and strategic focus curriculum. Upon completion of thecomprehensive exam, the student will attend the dissertation colloquial wherethey will meet with doctoral faculty, staff, and fellow students in learninghow to prepare and complete a successful dissertation. Prerequisites: Completion of all research, core, andstrategic focus courses or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.

BROL930-933 Dissertation Seminar I, II, III, IV
The dissertationseminar course is designed for doctoral candidates to conduct originalindependent research. Students will be expected to submit periodic statusreports to their Committee Chair. Grades are reported as IP (in-progress) untilthe completion of the dissertation defense. Prerequisites: BUOL 900 and selection of a dissertation committee.Credit, 3 hours each.

BROL990. Dissertation Matriculation
This course providesan opportunity for continued work on the dissertation after four semesters ofDissertation Seminar (BROL 930-933) have been completed. Continuous enrollment in BROL 990 for up tofour semesters beyond BUOL 933 is possible with the permission of the ProgramDirector. Credit is posted as IP (in-progress) until the dissertation isdefended, at which time credit is posted as S/U. Credit, 1 hour.

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