Doctoral Programs

Course Descriptions

801 Philosophical Foundations in Business Administration
Conceptual foundations of business administration in context of social and economic philosophy. Corporate objectives and goal models, theories of organization, and social responsibilities of corporate management.

802 Foundations of Organization and Management Studies
Examines classic and contemporary texts in management commonly considered pioneering works. Participants read and critically evaluate the books to gain understanding of their importance in shaping the organization studies field. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

803 Theory and Research in Organizational Behavior
Theories and empirical applications of organizational behavior in contemporary research. Topics include motivations, organizational justice, attitudes, leadership, and groups. Participants critically analyze and research theoretical articles on current issues. Focus on building knowledge and research skills.

804 Research Methods I
Introduction to basic issues in research design; emphasis on methods allowing inference of cause-and-effect relationships.

805 Multivariate Methods for Business Research
Techniques of multivariate statistical an-alysis as applied to business research. Discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, factor analysis, cluster analysis.

811 Business History
American business institutions as evolved through time. Impact of social and economic processes on their development and operations.

812 Jurisprudence and Business
Social-scientific and philosophical theories of law; systems, functions, processes and limits of law, applications to the business organization in its external and internal affairs.

815 International Aspects of Business Administration
Basis of international division of labor, history of international business policy, and cultural differences affecting management of international business enterprises.

821, 822 Management Science I, II
Selected topics of current significance in mathematical, statistical, computer, and behavioral approaches to management and administration. Either semester may be elected independently. Credit, 3-6.

823 Mathematical Programming
Application of linear, quadratic, integer, and dynamic programming models and algorithms in pricing and resource allocation by firms; sensitivity analysis and parametric programming.

824 Decision Models in Business Administration
Application of probability theory and selected topics in mathematics to stochastic and deterministic managerial decision models.

825 Seminar in Management Science
Presentation of journal reports on business topics utilizing a quantitative approach.

831 Long-Range Business Planning
Advanced and intensive study of long-range planning practices in business firms. Emphasis on planning process in relation to other managerial processes on most recent methods of reducing risk and uncertainty in long-term planning strategies.

832 Dynamics of Corporate Organization
Changes in corporate organization as ad-aptive responses to challenges and constraints imposed upon the corporation by variations in endogenous and exogenous factors.

833 Organization and Administrative Theory
Examines research and scholarly approaches to organization theory by investigating both the concept `organization' and the concept `theory'. Presents such perspectives as decision theory, structural contingency theory, institutional theory, transaction cost economics, and network theory.

834 Management Systems: Theory, Analysis and Design
Review of systems with stress on normative behavioral systems. Designing, implementing, operating, maintaining, and controlling such systems. Organization viewed as a total system. Each student designs behavioral system as class project.

841 Management Information Theory
Theories and applications of management information system in context of total servomechanism system concept. Generation, organization, transformation, dissemination, codification, discrimination, and economics of information.

842 Management Control Systems
Function of total systems theory; provides direction in attaining planned objectives of the system. Various theories of control and measurement in relation to organization resources and information requirements.


845: Theory and Research in Sport Organizational Behavior and Sport Strategic Management
Module A examines the key contributions to the sport organizational behaviour literature. Topics include: leadership; decision making; organizational culture; organizational change; and diversity.  
Module B examines the key contributions to the sport strategic management literature. Topics include: stakeholder theory; the resource-based view of the firm; the knowledge-based view of the firm; and strategic human resource management. 


846: Theory and Research in Sport Marketing and Sport Consumer Behavior
Examines the key contributions to the sport marketing and sport consumer behavior literature. Topics include: socialization and motivation; subcultures and communities of consumption; social identity theory; violence and hooliganism; brand management; loyalty; relationship marketing; and sponsorships


847: Theory and Research in Sport Law and Sports Economics
Module A examines the key contributions to sport law literature. Themes of the literature include: historical development of the application of legal concepts to the sport industry; changing legal landscape of application of law to spectator sport industry; and emerging trends.  
Module B examines key contributions to the sports economics literature. Topics include monopolization and its effects; salary determination; discrimination; and the effects of league-wide policies such as revenue-sharing, salary caps, and luxury taxes on team financial performance and on league competitive balance.


851 Theory and Science in Marketing
The state of marketing knowledge; content and validity of marketing thought, theories, and other substantive and methodological contributions to development of marketing science.

852 Behavioral and Social Science Issues in Marketing
Materials from behavioral and social sciences used to expand understanding of marketing phenomena.

861 Advanced Accounting Theory I
Origin, development, and current status of financial accounting theory. Existing literature.

862 Advanced Accounting Theory II
Origin, development, and current status of managerial accounting theory. Existing literature.

871 Micro Theory of Finance
Optimum financial policies and decisions of nonfinancial firms. Theory of competition and optimum asset management of financial firms.

872 Financial Intermediaries and Markets
Financial intermediaries and financial markets and development of theory of financial intermediation as it relates to growth, employment, and price levels.

881 Production Management Analysis
Application of mathematical and statistical methods and models for production management decisions and problem an-alyses, and for managerial planning and control.

882 Production Management Policy
Formulation and administration and production and operations management policies with reference to developing an effective total business strategy.

883: Seminar in Tourism Theory and Research
Introduces paradigmatic organization of the field and as such, provides the framework for all areas of hospitality. It includes reviews and critiques of scholarly research in the environmental, social and economic impacts of tourism.


885: Seminar in Services Marketing/Management
Surveys classic and current conceptual and empirical research in services marketing and management in the context of the hospitality and tourism industry and other sectors including health care, educational, and financial services.

888: Seminar in Hospitality Research
Addresses theory and applications in hospitality research. It demonstrates the application of mainstream theories in economics, the social sciences, and other business disciplines to the HTM field.

885, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895, 897 Seminar in Advanced Topics in Business Administration
Advanced topic section in each general or functional field of study. Investigation of current literature and research in these areas.

896 Independent Study in Business Administration
Individualized secondary or applied research in special areas of guided doctoral-level investigation. Consent of instructor required. Credit, 3-6.

899 Doctoral Dissertation
Credit, 18.