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.
15 Courses (beyond the Business Core Knowledge Requirements) 45 Credit Hours
Dissertation Credit Hours 24 Credit Hours
Minimum Total Credits Hours 69 Credit Hours
|–||Strategy, Entrepreneurship, & Organizations Ph.D. Seminars|
|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 three methods courses selected from the list in the SEO program handbook.|
|MKT 611||Research Foundations|
|MKT 612||Quantitative Research Methods|
|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.|
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. Their initial teaching assignment may be assisting a professor with a large lecture class, or coaching for the undergraduate capstone course. Students will then assume complete responsibility for a class.
For more information on the program, please see the SEO Program Handbook.