PhD Business Management, Financial Management

The PhD in Business Administration – Financial Management program is a full time training and teaching program that not only focuses your education on one of the seven concentrations but also connects with a vibrant business community and also gets you access to financial assistance, technology resources and profound job opportunities.

In this degree program students are encouraged to take part in a wide array of workshops, trainings and seminars organized by the university and different popular forums upon topics like asset management, pricing, corporate finance, financial models and so on.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

By earning your PhD program in Business Administration- Financial Management students should be able to:

  • Analyze an organization’s financial performance and ensure good financial health
  • Acquire in-demand knowledge and skills in such critical areas as financial analysis and forecasting, portfolio management, cash management, international finance, and financial risk management.
  • Develop skills necessary to successfully manage an online business or the online operations of a business.
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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 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.
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.
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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Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management 3 Develops a framework to make intelligent investment decisions and achieve successful investment results through a global outlook. Covers the theoretical and technical concepts involved in investing in marketable securities. A framework for making intelligent investment decisions and achieving successful investment results is developed
Financial Markets and Institutions 3 Overview of the Financial System and fundamentals of financial markets, interest rates mean and role in valuation, fundamentals of financial institutions, central banking and the conduct of monetary policy, financial markets, financial institutions industry and management of financial institutions.
International Finance, Transactions, Policy, and Regulation 3 Studies international financial systems and markets. Covers the principle of comparative advantage, balance of payments, exchange rate systems, theories of international finance, identification of international risk exposures, the management and treatment of risk, and special topics of international finance.
Foundations of Financial Management 3 The lifeblood of every organization - private, public, religious or corporate - is its financial resources. Managers must know how to manage and allocate resources in order to ensure long-term profitability and organizational health. This specialization concentrates on developing these essential skills.
Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations 3 Provides a complete review of accounting principles used in not-for-profit organizations with emphasis on governmental accounting practices.
Quality Concepts in Financial Management 3 Examines how the financial function is changing in organizations committed to Total Quality Management practices. Emphasizes the importance of the financial function in emerging and developing Total Quality Management systems
Financial Statement Analysis 3 Shows how accounting is used for analysis and managerial decision-making by comparing ratios to directly measure and evaluate economic outcomes.
Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations 3 Provides a complete review of accounting principles used in not-for-profit organizations with emphasis on governmental accounting practices.
Financial Management Research Project 3 Field study in financial management in a situation of the Learner’s choosing. This course requires the graduate Learner to conduct a research study in an area of Financial Management and to document the results in a formal project report.
Electronic Payment Systems 3 Examines in detail the transformation of the VISA system from a collection of non-integrated, localized, paper-based bank credit card programs into the cooperative, global, electronic value exchange network it is today.
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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).
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 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.