The PhD in Business Analytics has five learning objectives aimed at training candidates to perform research consistent with the college’s mission to generate nationally and internationally recognized outcomes that improve the world.
- Gain deep knowledge of the literature and developments in a specific area within analytics in order to further the field’s appropriate methodological tools.
- Fulfill the growing need for faculty that can teach business analytics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Conduct research that addresses real-world problems using quantitative and methodological models to visualize and interpret data.
- Develop and test research hypotheses by acquiring data from primary and secondary sources.
- Clearly communicate research findings and be able to present work at national and international conferences.
The PhD in Business Analytics requires 48 credit hours of coursework, excluding dissertation hours. Students with adequate preparation prior to starting the program may be able to reduce the requirement by as many as 15 credit hours.
|Ph.D. Core||12 credits|
The four core courses listed above provide a solid foundation in data and analytics. Beyond that, you are free to specialize in your research domain with your PhD Advisor's guidance. You have flexibility to customize your doctoral coursework.
|In consultation with their advisor, students customize their remaining doctoral coursework (33 credit hours), often taking courses in other departments including Computer Science, Economics, Industrial Engineering, and Mathematics. In recent years, the following courses have been taken as electives in the program.|