Academic Information

Students complete the core curriculum in two years. Most students finish their minor and research methods courses during the third year, giving them an opportunity to tailor the program to their specific interests and take courses most relevant to their dissertation research.

Credit Requirements
15 Courses (beyond the Business Core Knowledge Requirements)  45 Credit Hours
Dissertation Credit Hours  24 Credit Hours
Minimum Total Credits Hours  69 Credit Hours

Required Coursework
Strategy, Entrepreneurship, & Organizations Ph.D. Seminars
BUAD 583 PhD Teaching Preparation Seminar
MGT 610 Effective Academic Writing
Mgt. 617 Seminar in Macro Organizational Behavior
Mgt. 618 Overview of Entrepreneurship Research
Mgt. 619 Micro Foundations of Entrepreneurship
Mgt. 620 Seminar in Organization Theory
Mgt. 623 Overview of Strategic Management
Mgt. 625 Corporate Strategy: Theory and Methods
Students must also complete 21 credit hours of methods courses. Each of the primary methods courses must be completed, with an additional four methods courses in the text under “Required Coursework selected from the list in the SEO program handbook.
Primary Methods Courses
MKT 611 Research Foundations
ECON 582 Elements of Econometrics I
ECON 583 Elements of Econometrics II
Students take a comprehensive exam in May or early June of the second year. In the remainder of the program, students conduct independent dissertation research with an advisor and dissertation committee.

Research Assistantship
In their first year, students are assigned to faculty members for an assistantship based on their research interests. In the following years, students rotate to work with different faculty members so they get exposure to other research topics and approaches.

In the first year, most students take a course in teaching pedagogy. Students typically teach one class each of three semesters (or two semesters and a summer) during their third and fourth years, and one class during their fifth year.

For more information on the program, please see the SEO Program Handbook.