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DPS - Doctoral Professional Studies

DPS 805 Doctoral Foundation Seminar in Management

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program.

Course Description: Examines the principal theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches researchers use to analyze the field of management. Explores the process of creating knowledge about management through an empirical research process. Traces the historical development of management theory and examines selected streams of management research to identify and analyze their contemporary issues and future research needs. Develops ability to critically evaluate published research in management.

Course Rotation: Fall;NY

3 credits

DPS 820 Doctoral Foundation Seminar in Finance and Economics

Prerequisite: Admission into the Doctoral Program.

Course Description: Develops a comprehensive understanding of selected topics in the foundations of finance and economics. Emphasizes current issues like international trade, monetary economics, market microstructure, corporate finance, and investment management. Examines theoretical and practical problems of creating knowledge in finance and economics through analysis of academic and practitioner articles and books. Develops ability to create viable research hypotheses and proposals in finance and economics.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

DPS 830 Doctoral Foundation Seminar in Cross Cultural Management

Prerequisite: Admission into the Doctoral Program.

Revised Course Description: Examines theoretical and empirical research in the areas of international and change management. Explores the theoretical and practical problems of managing organizations and people across multiple cultures. Equips participants with tested theories of international and change management research. Enables students to create research questions and initiate research agendas which will allow them to prepare a paper for conference submission.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

DPS 840 Doctoral Foundation Seminar in Marketing

Prerequisite: Admission into the Doctoral Program.

Course Description: Examines the contemporary issues in the field of marketing from historic, academic, and professional perspectives. Develops ability to critically evaluate published research in marketing from these perspectives. Explores leading research streams in marketing and demonstrates how research on contemporary issues contributes to the theory of marketing.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

DPS 870 Explorations in Business Research

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program.

Course Description: Exposes students to a wide variety of research approaches across the business disciplines and examines their advantages and limitations. Explores the processes and problems of designing and conducting various kinds of research. Develops skill in evaluating business research. Through a series of guest researchers, provides a forum for students to discuss research process and publication issues with experts.

Course Rotation: Fall;NY

3 credits

DPS 872 Research Design and Measurement

Course Description: Explores the non-statistical issues in research planning and execution. Develops understanding and skill in the scientific approach, problem definition, hypothesis development, research design and control, estimating study internal and external validity, and measure development. Techniques examined include measurement and scaling approaches, methods for estimating variable reliability and validity, approaches for developing testable hypothesis, and approaches to study design including experimental, quasiexperimental, and non-experimental designs. Shows how research design affects the ability of a study to show causation and for its results to be generalized to other subjects and locations.

Course Rotation: Fall;NY

3 credits

Prerequisites

DPS 870 Min Grade B

DPS 874 Data Analysis

Course Description: Focuses on the selection and application of statistical procedures to reach significant conclusions from data and avoid erroneous conclusions. Four separate data sets (one each from economics, finance, human resources, and marketing) collectively allow application of correlation analysis, analysis of variance, multiple regression, cluster analysis, discriminate analysis, conjoint analysis, etc. Students also learn appropriate procedures for assessing the statistical properties and appropriateness of data sets.

3 credits

Prerequisites

DPS 870 Min Grade B

DPS 875 Data Analysis with Regression

Course Description:Enables doctoral students to apply regression analysis to empirical data. Rigorously reviews the theory of regression analysis. Identifies the types of research problems and data structurews appropriate for regression analysis. Applies regression to a variety of business areas and problems so students can gain an applications-guided understanding of regression analysis theory. Includes topics of model specification, significance determination, nonlinear transformations, residual analysis, normality assessment, and outlier analysis, plus more advanced topics including autocorrelation, multicollinearity, heteroscedasticity and extrapolation. Requires use of SPSS statistical software to analyze data with regression analysis.

Course Rotation: Fall;NY

3 credits

DPS 876 Data Analysis with Selected Multivariate Statistics

Course Description: Equips students with the skills needed to analyze data for advanced research using selected multivariate statistical techniques like factor analysis, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, analysis of variance, and structural equation modeling. Emphasizes the selection, application, and interpretation of statistical techniques rather than the mathematical theory that underlies them. Requires SPSS statistical software to analyze data.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

DPS 875 Min Grade C

DPS 880 Explorations in Top Management

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program. Permission of Director required.

Course Description: This seminar is a unique and distinct concept of higher education involving a full semester of weekly dialogues on the management process between a prominent senior executive and a doctoral candidate. This one-on-one intellectual relationship is unconstrained by a formal syllabus. Weekly meetings consist of an exchange of ideas, raising top management problems, and discussing books and comparing ideas in the field of management. Weekly topics are decided by the participants. Suggested topics include the role of top management, executive decision-making, function and authority of boards of directors, social responsibility, executive performance appraisal, global management, human resource planning, and creating economic and social value.

3 credits

DPS 881 Publishing Tutorial I

Course Description:Under the supervision of a qualified faculty member, a student prepares a paper with their joint authorship and submits it to an academic conference. The paper should include hypotheses grounded in theory and supported by empirical data. Joint authorship requires frequent communications. As primary author, the student must serve as principal investigator and complete all of the substantive work for the paper. As secondary author, the faculty member must serve as a guide and advisor to assure the student is moving in productive directions and progressing at an appropriate pace.
Course Rotation:Fall;NY

3 credits

DPS 882 Publishing Tutorial 2

Course Description: Under the supervision of a qualified faculty member, a student prepares a paper, (which extends the topic of the paper prepared for DPS 881) with their joint authorship and submits it to a refereed journal. The paper must include hypotheses grounded in theory and supported by empirical data. Joint authorship requires frequent communications. As primary author, the student must serve as principal investigator and complete all of the substantive work for the paper. As secondary author, the faculty member must serve as a guide and advisor to assure the student is moving in productive directions and progressing at an appropriate pace.

Course Rotation: Spring;NY

3 credits

DPS 888H Independent Study in Marketing

3 credits

DPS 890 Dissertation Seminar I

Prerequisite: Admission into the Doctoral Program.

Course Description: A student selects a dissertation topic and explores related prior research and current practice. The student prepares a brief essay (approximately 5,000 words plus exhibits and annotated bibliography) that defines the topic, scope and purpose of the research, establishes its significance, describes some of the relevant variables and expected relationships among them, and demonstrates feasibility of empirical analysis. The student consults with the director of the doctoral program to identify several qualified faculty experts and discusses the essay with them to receive critical appraisal and advice for further development. Through iterations of essay revision and faculty discussion, the student and faculty experts attempt to converge on a topic that will be developed into a formal proposal.

Course Rotation: Fall:Spring;NY

3 credits

DPS 891 Dissertation Seminar II

Prerequisite: Admission into the Doctoral Program.

Course Description: A student develops a formal dissertation proposal that includes a draft of all parts of the dissertation (usually its first three chapters) that can precede data collection. This proposal includes content from the topic essay and a complete development and substantiation of the research questions or hypotheses based on prior research. It also includes the explanation and justification of the methodology for answering the research questions or corroborating the hypotheses and a bibliography of all research cited. Simultaneously, the student consults with the director of the doctoral program to identify an appropriate dissertation supervisor and committee. After a committee is appointed and reviews the proposal, a formal dissertation proposal approval meeting is scheduled for the committee and the student.

Course Rotation: Fall;Spring;NY

3 credits

DPS 892 Dissertation Seminar III

Prerequisite: Admission into the Doctoral Program.

Course Description: After a dissertation committee approves a proposal, the student collects and analyzes data by executing the research methodology prescribed in the dissertation proposal. The student prepares additional dissertation chapters to describe the data collection and analysis and to explain how the data answers to the research questions or corroborates the research hypotheses.

Course Rotation: Fall:Spring;NY

3 credits

DPS 893 Dissertation Seminar IV

Prerequisite: Admission into the Doctoral Program.

Course Description: The student completes the dissertation by formulating and substantiating the conclusions derived from data analysis and determines the implications of the results for future research, education, and practice. In addition, the student prepares and revises the entire dissertation manuscript. When the dissertation supervisor is satisfied with the manuscript, a meeting of the committee and the student is scheduled. During this meeting, a student defends the dissertation research to the satisfaction of the committee and the committee accepts, requires revision, or rejects the dissertation and assigns a grade to it.

Course Rotation: Fall:Spring;NY

3 credits