The objective of the doctoral program course work is to provide students with the knowledge of their chosen major field through exposure to the current literature as well as to acquaint the student with research methodologies and designs. Students in the PhD program are expected to dedicate themselves to the program full time.
The course work for a PhD in management and entrepreneurship consists of six seminars in the student’s major, three courses in research methodology and statistics, and three courses in a minor field of the student's choice. The specific courses taken for the major will depend on whether the student focuses on organizational behavior and human performance, entrepreneurship, or strategic management and organizational theory. The minor field must be approved by the management and entrepreneurship department and the minor field department. Each doctoral student is also required to take a teaching development seminar.