PhD Business Administration Management

PhD in Business Administration Management program is a full time program in residence that is offered in two tracks:

  • Micro (specializations in organizational behavior and HRM)
  • Macro (specializations in organization theory and strategic management)

The main aim of this program is to produce academic scholars that can be further placed on teaching roles in different education institutions across the globe. This program allows students and individuals in taking up roles of instructors in different business management schools and universities globally.

The PhD in Business Administration Management thus exposes the learners to a variety of core courses of business management administration and allows them to specialize in one particular field of their choice. This degree helps in developing managerial and decision making skills that are required in effective business management.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

As a result of completing this program, students should be able to

  • Demonstrate basic sound judgment and management behavior.
  • Apply knowledge of management environment, organizational structure and interests at stake in a conscious way.
  • Display appropriate wielding of authority and knowledge of structural capacities of their organization to achieve management and commercial goals.
  • Apply ethical and policy considerations in management and commercial spheres.
  • Exhibit sound, adept and advanced management and commercial practices based on structural and ethical foundations.
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Information Research Strategies 2 Introduction to information research including electronic resources. This course is designed to help researchers locate, evaluate, and use information. It includes exploration of the research process, search strategies, locating resources, source documentation, and organization of research.
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Statistical Modeling and Analysis for Complex Data Problems 2 reviews some of today’s more complex problems, and reflects some of the important research directions in the field. Twenty-nine authors – largely from Montreal’s GERAD Multi-University Research Center and who work in areas of theoretical statistics, applied statistics, probability theory, and shastic processes – present survey chapters on various theoretical and applied problems of importance and interest to researchers and students across a number of academic domains.
Optimal Experimental Design 2 Introduces the philosophy of experimental design, provides an easy process for constructing experimental designs, calculating necessary sample size using R programs and teaches by example using a custom made R program package: OPDOE introduces experimenters to the philosophy of experimentation, experimental design, and data collection. It gives researchers and statisticians guidance in the construction of optimum experimental designs using R programs, including sample size calculations, hypothesis testing, and confidence estimation. A final chapter of in-depth theoretical details is included for interested mathematical statisticians.
Mathematical Modeling 2 complete range of basic modeling techniques: it provides a consistent transition from simple algebraic analysis methods to simulation methods used for research. Such an overview of the spectrum of modeling techniques is very helpful for the understanding of how a research problem considered can be appropriately addressed.
Research Methods and Design 2 Learners gain a thorough understanding of statistical tests appropriate to their dissertation topic and design, how to interpret the results of the tests and how to conduct follow-up analyses, as appropriate. This course includes guidelines and "best practices" for collecting data. Power analysis, what it is, why do it, and how to use available software is covered. Data preparation, use of software to analyze data, and understanding the calculated results are covered. Experience with computer-based statistical analysis techniques is stressed. Emphasizes what is applicable to the Learner’s proposed research questions, design, construct/variable definitions and properties of measurements. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Dissertation Planning, Writing, and Defending 2 step-by-step through the dissertation process, with checklists, illustrations, sample forms, and updated coverage of ethics, technology, and the literature review.
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Business Process Management 2 Applications and case studies focusing on contemporary issues in operations and quality management to include lean manufacturing practices, ERP, quality and environmental management systems/standards, Six Sigma, statistical process control, and other current topics.
Operations Strategy 2 Application and case studies are used to address issues in operations management, quality, research and development, capacity planning, budgeting, marketing, supply chain, and technology to provide an interdisciplinary, quantitative focus on decision making and strategic planning for operations.
Project Management 2 Focuses on project definition, selection, planning, scheduling, implementation, performance monitoring, evaluation and control. Emphasis will be on product, service and process development and emerging concepts related to development on the internet. Some advanced concepts in resource constraint management and design matrix are included.
Business and Corporate Strategies 2 Introduces students to a repertoire of strategies that have been found useful in the creation of competitive advantage: cost leadership, business model differentiation, vertical integration, diversification, globalization, mergers and acquisitions, tacit collusion, alliance, and flexibility-agility-adaptability strategies.
Managing Change 2 This course focuses on theory, research, and practice of both 'planned' and 'unplanned' change. The course considers the dynamics of change in complex organizations, variables which facilitate or impede change, and how to lead change and motivate others to change.
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Managerial Economics & Business Strategy 3 The Fundamentals of Managerial Economics, Market Forces: Demand and Supply, Quantitative Demand Analysis The Theory of Individual Behavior, The Production Process and Costs, The Organization of the Firm, The Nature of Industry Managing in Competitive, Monopolistic, and Monopolistically Competitive Markets, Basic Oligopoly Models, Chapter 10: Game Theory: Inside Oligopoly, Pricing Strategies for Firms with Market Power, The Economics of Information, Advanced Topics in Business Strategy, A Manager’s Guide to Government in the Marketplace, Case Study: Challenges at Time Warner: A Case Study in Business Strategy
Financial Management : Theory & Practice 3 Fundamental Concepts of Corporate Finance, Fixed Income Securities, Stocks and Options, Projects and Their Valuations, Corporate Valuation and Governance, Cash Distribution and Capital Structure, Tactical Financing Decisions, Mergers, LBOs, Divestitures, and Holding Companies, Bankruptcy, Reorganization, Liquidation, Derivatives and Risk Management, Portfolio Theory, Asset Pricing Models, and Behavioral Finance, Real Options, Analysis of Capital Structure Theory, Providing and Obtaining Credit, Advanced Issues in Cash Management and Inventory Control, Pension Plan Management and Financial Management in Not-For-Profit Businesses.
Strategic Management Theory : An Integrated Approach 3 Presents the complexities of strategic management through up-to-date scholarship and hands-on applications. Highly respected authors Charles Hill and Gareth Jones integrate cutting-edge research on topics including corporate performance, governance, strategic leadership, technology, and business ethics through both theory and case studies. Based on real-world practices and current thinking in the field, the tenth edition of STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT features an increased emphasis on the changing global economy and its role in strategic management. The high-quality case study program contains 31 cases covering small, medium, and large companies of varying backgrounds. All cases are available in the main student text or the core case text.
Operations Management 3 Application and case studies are used to address issues in operations management, quality, research and development, capacity planning, budgeting, marketing, supply chain, and technology to provide an interdisciplinary, quantitative focus on decision making and strategic planning for operations.
Leadership in Organizations 3 Investigates leadership roles, styles, philosophy and behavior in organizations.
Managerial Communication : Strategies and Applications 3 focuses on skills and strategies that managers need in today’s workplace. This book continues to stand out in the field for its strategic approach, solid research base, comprehensive range of topics, even-handed examination of oral and written channels, and focus on managerial, not entry-level, competencies. The overriding principle for the revision was to preserve the book’s key strengths while reflecting the realities of the twenty-first century workplace. The chapters have been streamlined and condensed to meet the needs of a busy contemporary manager and content has been added to reflect current business practices.
Entrepreneurship 3 Focuses on Decision to Become an Entrepreneur, Developing Successful Business Ideas, Moving from an Idea to an Entrepreneurial Firm and Managing and Growing an Entrepreneurial Firm
Business and Management Consulting 3 Explores the process and dimensions of management consulting including identification and nature of the client system, definition of the problem(s) in establishing the contract, ethics, tools, and techniques of the consulting practice.
Organizational Development 3 Survey of methodological approaches to planned change, including organizational diagnosis, data collection, interventions, feedback, and evaluation. Specific types of interventions covered include strategic planning, organizational design, culture change, team building, survey feedback, goal setting, and career development.
Crisis Management 3 Focuses on how to identify, isolate, and manage a crisis by analyzing actual crisis situations.
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Concept Paper 2 Ethical issues in research are studied and the Learner evaluates the research plan developed in modules RSH8951-RSH8953 against accepted ethical principles and practices in the field. The material developed in the modules is integrated into a summarizing document called the Dissertation Research Proposal. The proposal is comprised of Chapter I (Introduction), Chapter II (Literature Review), and Chapter III (Methodology). The Learner develops the Dissertation Research Proposal under the supervision of the faculty mentor, with a focus on the conceptual and methodological clarity of the research plan for the Learner’s dissertation topic. Once acceptable to the Learner and the faculty mentor, the draft of the Research Proposal is reviewed by the Learner’s Dissertation Committee and the University’s Ethics Committee. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination 2 Assures that the Learner has mastered knowledge of his or her discipline, specialization, and can demonstrate applications of that knowledge before formal candidacy status is granted and research in support of the dissertation is initiated. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Doctoral Dissertation Research l 2 Continuation of RSH8954-P. The draft of the Dissertation Research Proposal is finalized and approved by the Learner’s Dissertation Committee and the University’s Ethics Committee. All steps necessary to begin data collection, including any necessary pilot testing, are completed. Candidates for the Ph.D. must maintain continuous enrollment. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Doctoral Dissertation Research ll 2 Dissertation data are collected and analyzed. Candidates for the Ph.D. must maintain continuous enrollment. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Doctoral Dissertation Research lll 2 The dissertation process is completed. The manuscript is prepared, accepted by the Learner’s Dissertation Committee, and the oral defense is conducted. Candidates for the Ph.D. must maintain continuous enrollment. Candidates must have satisfied all financial obligations to the University and be enrolled at the time the oral defense is conducted. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.