The doctoral program in business is designed to educate students for highly specialized careers in academe or business practice. The students are expected to demonstrate the ability to create knowledge through original research in their areas of specialization. The learning goals of the program include:
- The acquisition of advanced knowledge in areas of specialization;
- The development of advanced theoretical or practical research skills for the areas of specialization;
- The explicit attention to the role of the specialization areas in managerial and organizational contexts;
- The preparation for teaching responsibilities in higher education (for those students who expect to enter teaching careers);
- The personal integration of, and original intellectual contributions to, a field of knowledge through a dissertation.
Benefit to Participants
Our Ph.D. program offers experienced scholars unparalleled benefits:
A. Knowledge and Comprehension
- Learn and understand the historical contexts from which the current area of specialization emerged, the seminal theories in which the structural foundations of the area are based, and the direction in which current and future research in the area is headed.
- Understand the contexts in which theory is based, the methods and tools used to verify and validate theory, and the techniques used to defend theories once established.
- Recognize specific areas of the current literatures that are either lacking knowledge, or have fundamental flaws, and be able to hypothesize and use tools to analyze these problems.
B. Mental Skills
- Enhance the students’ train-of-thought to become research oriented.
- Identify and implement the tools needed to analyze hypothesized theories.
- Interpret the results of the tools used to analyze the hypothesize theories and implement any diagnostics if needed.
C. Professional and Practical Skills
- Develop advanced theoretical or practical research skills for the areas of specialization.
- Prepare graduates for teaching responsibilities in higher education (for those students who expect to enter teaching careers).
- Identify and integrate original intellectual contributions to the field of knowledge through a dissertation.
- Convey complex theories in a simplistic way to novice audiences, as well as hold thought-provoking dialogues with highly intellectual audiences.
D. General and Transferable Skills
- Organize and communicate thoughts effectively in oral presentations and prepare crisp and logically-written materials.
- Analyze and solve multifaceted problems, identify possible causes, and defend independent conclusions.
- Develop teamwork and leadership skills and appreciate ethical considerations in both in academia and non-academic settings.
- Aspire to an academic career or a research position
- Aim to deepen their knowledge in a field and become one of the world's best experts in that domain
- Seek significant and sustained intellectual challenges
- Are open to feedback and constructive criticism on their research from their advising committee
- Enjoy presenting research work and engaging in intellectual discussions around its contribution, methods and substance.