The Management Track of the Ph.D. in Business Administration requires a minimum of 90 credit hours. The general expectations for the Management Track follow. The Management Track program is tailored to the needs of the individual student and may require work that is not included in the following descriptions.
30 Credit Hours - Foundation Body of Knowledge
The foundation body of knowledge includes the common body of knowledge in an M.B.A. degree or its equivalent from an AACSB-accredited or comparable school. Alternatively, this requirement may be satisfied by courses deemed essential by the Management Track Ph.D. coordinator.
18 Credit Hours - Management Major Concentration
MAN 7275 Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours)
MAN 7207 Organization Theory (3 credit hours)
MAN 7306 Seminar in Human Resources Management (3 credit hours)
MAN 7777 Corporate-level Strategic Management (3 credit hours)
- MAN 7075 Foundations of the Management Discipline (3 credit hours)
- MAN 7900 Directed Readings in Management (3 credit hours)
6 Credit Hours - Minor/Support Area
Students may select a minimum of six hours, typically within a unified area, approved by the student's advisor and Ph.D. coordinator. Each student's program of study is individually tailored to accommodate student interests, and often emphasizes additional training in research methodology necessary to produce high quality scholarly research.
12 Credit Hours - Research Tools
The research tools requirement is intended to ensure a thorough exposure to research methods. All candidates are expected to demonstrate knowledge of statistical methods as well as usage of statistical packages. This includes design, analysis and interpretation of results. ECO 7423, Applied Models I, is required. An additional nine hours of research courses must be approved by a student's advisor and the Ph.D. coordinator.
Dissertation - 24 Credit Hours
The management department faculty view the dissertation process as both an important educational experience as well as an opportunity to create an important scholarly study capable of advancing knowledge in the field. We recognize that initial placements and early career success are often tied to the quality of a student's dissertation research, so we invest substantial energy insuring the quality of these projects. The format for dissertations is regulated by UCF Graduate Studies and includes the following sections:
A comprehensive description of details regarding dissertation research and document formatting can be found at http://www.graduate.ucf.edu/ (go to "Current Students" and then to "Thesis & Dissertation").