Courses

Courses

The courses are divided into the foundation courses and the functional core. Below are sample rubrics. Learn more about these courses in the Graduate Academic Calendar.

Foundation Courses

MGMT 7701 Management Thought and the Management Environment   Course Rubric
MGMT 7702 The Nature of Management Research   Course Rubric
MGMT 7703 Qualitative Research Methods    
MGMT 7704 Quantitative Research Methods   Course Rubric

 

Functional Core

MGMT 7710 Doctoral Seminar in Human Resource Management   Course Rubric
MGMT 7720 Doctoral Seminar in Organizational Theory and Design   Course Rubric

 

Additional Courses:

  • MGMT 7730 Directed Readings in Management
  • MGMT 7705 Multivariate Statistics for Management Research

The complete set of courses comprising the PhD program (excluding the comprehensive exams and the dissertation) is offered in the first four semesters of enrollment. That is, students complete three courses in the first summer, one reading course in each of the fall and winter semesters and three courses in the second summer of the program.

The standard pattern of course offerings is:

First semester

  • MGMT 7701 Management Thought and the Management Environment
  • MGMT 7702 The Nature of Management Research
  • MGMT 7710 Doctoral seminar in Human Resources

Second semester

  • MGMT 7730 Directed Readings in Management I AND/OR
  • MGMT 7705 Multivariate Statistics for Management Research

Third semester

  • MGMT 7730 Directed Readings in Management I AND/OR
  • MGMT 7705 Multivariate Statistics for Management Research

Fourth semester

  • MGMT 7703 Quantitative Research
  • MGMT 7704 Qualitative Research
  • MGMT 7720 Doctoral Seminar in Organizational Theory and Design

The scheduling of the individual directed reading course and MGMT 7705 may vary with individual students and cohorts. 

Comprehensive Exams

Comprehensive exams are taken once all course work has been completed (and a grade assigned).  They must be taken no later than 28 months after the student has entered the program. For example, a student entering the program on May 1, 2016 will have until August 31, 2018 to sit all comprehensive exams.

Comprehensive exams are based on the six foundational and functional courses (but students MUST have completed all eight courses, including their directed reading and MGMT 7705 before they are allowed to proceed to the comprehensive exams).

 

Independent Study

Students normally work with their supervisors to identify an independent study for their directed reading course. Student choice is based on a combination of courses that arise out of their broad interests and/or something that is directly associated with the development of their dissertation and/or an identified methodological or disciplinary weakness that needs addressing.

 

Thesis Defence

Once the comprehensive exams have been successfully completed a student becomes a PhD "Candidate" and proceeds to his or her thesis research. A student has a maximum of 4 years from the time he or she completes her comprehensive exams to defend his/her dissertation. For example, a student who successfully completes her comprehensive exams on August 31, 2014 has until August 31, 2018 to defend her thesis.

Learn more about the thesis defence procedures and regulations in the Graduate Academic Calendar.