Program of Study: C.T. Bauer College of Business
The program of study fosters development in the primary areas of teaching and research that each student selects. All degree candidates must complete the following minimum requirements: 21 semester hours in the major field, twelve semester hours in the support field, nine semester hours in research, comprehensive examinations in the major field, an oral defense of the dissertation proposal, a minimum of 18 semester hours devoted to dissertation and research, and an oral defense of the dissertation.
Prior graduate-level elective course work may be applied toward the required course work if approved by the student's advisory committee. A maximum of 12 hours of prior graduate credit may be applied in total to the supporting field, major field, and research requirement.
The major field is the area in which a student elects to take primary course work and to complete the dissertation research. Major fields are offered in accountancy and taxation, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and operations management. A minimum of 21 semester hours is required in the major field, including a maximum of 12 hours applied from the elective courses in a completed master's program. Each major field has at least three hours of research seminar, which must be included in the program. The selection of specific courses will be determined by students and their advisory committee, consistent with departmental requirements, and subject to a maximum of six hours of special problems (independent study) courses.
The secondary area of interest is called the supporting field. Supporting fields are offered within the college as well as in areas of study from outside the C.T. Bauer College of Business to augment the student's dissertation research in the major field. Such areas might include, but are not limited to, economics, anthropology, industrial engineering, law, mathematics, political science, computer science, psychology, and sociology.
Students must complete a minimum of nine semester hours in the supporting field. C.T. Bauer College of Business supporting fields must consist of 7000- and 8000-level courses. Selection of specific courses to fulfill this requirement will be made by the student, subject to the approval of the advisory committee. The department offering the supporting field may also have policies governing course selection to fulfill this requirement.
Students must complete a minimum of twelve hours of research courses, including three hours of research in the major field. These courses must have either research methodology or statistical data analysis as their major emphasis, must meet all specific requirements of the department offering the major field, and must be approved by the advisory committee. Courses fulfilling this requirement cannot be double-counted toward fulfillment of the major field or supporting field course work requirements. Prior graduate credit may be applied toward this requirement, but is subject to the advisory committee's approval and to the limitations set forth under the section on program of study.
Catalog Publish Date: January 14, 2013
This Page Last Updated: May 29, 2012