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Doctoral Program Learning Goals

Goal 1: Comprehensive and Intensive Disciplinary Knowledge

Students who earn a doctorate degree in business will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and intensive knowledge of the theories, concepts, frameworks, empirical findings, and controversies in a chosen business discipline.

Goal 2: Comprehensive and Intensive Knowledge of Research Methods

Students who earn a doctorate degree in business will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and intensive knowledge of the research methods and analytical techniques applicable to a chosen business discipline.

Goal 3: Communication of Disciplinary Research

Students who earn a doctorate degree in business will be able to design, conduct, and communicate – in both written and oral formats – original research that makes a substantial contribution to a selected business discipline.

Goal 4: Evaluations of Disciplinary Research

Students who earn a doctorate degree in business will be able to evaluate research ideas and completed research projects critically, assessing their conceptual and methodological soundness and importance of contribution to existing knowledge in the field.

Goal 5: Teaching

Students who earn a doctorate degree in business will be able to teach effectively in a selected discipline at the university level.