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Ph.D. in Management

The Doctor of Philosophy in Management (Ph.D.) program enables students to earn a doctoral degree related to the business or technology field at a Christ-centered institution.

Students in the Campbellsville University Ph.D. in Management program will be required to complete all core, research, specialization and dissertation requirements.

The Ph.D. program will consist of 60 credits, beyond master level credits, with 8 required core courses. Students in this program will be allowed to transfer in a maximum of 12 approved graduate level credits, thus requiring a minimum of 48 credits of the requirements to be taken directly at Campbellsville University.

Credits apply in five categories or components:

  1. Core Coursework: 24 credits
  2. Research Methodology: 12 credits
  3. Ph.D. Specializations: 12 credits
  4. Dissertation Proposal: 6 credits
  5. Dissertation: 6 credits

 

Specializations

  • Leadership/Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Cyber Technology Management

 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Campbellsville University Ph.D. in Management program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Formulate scholarly research that contributes to the professional body of knowledge relevant to business and management.
  2. Justify current and emerging theory and practice of the key content areas of business management through an interdisciplinary perspective to exigent business.
  3. Evaluate the subject matter with a high order of cognitive ability and in a manner that is concise, clear, organized, and professional with well supported, appropriate, and original content.
  4. Synthesize practical applications which contribute to the creation of original theory.

 

Admission Requirements

A Master’s degree (preferably a MBA or Master’s in Business) from a regionally accredited institution is required to enter the program. Students who do not have a business background must take MGT 907 Business Knowledge Studies along with all other students during the first term in order to obtain basic knowledge of accounting, economics, finance, and statistics.

Required admission documents include the following:

  • Application
  • Official transcripts from previous colleges/universities
  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Personal essay
  • Interview

Applicants without a master’s in business must complete the GMAT exam with an acceptable score and/or successfully complete (if not previously completed) a course in Statistics and Research Methods before they can be officially admitted to the program.

Admission will be based on a combination of previous academic performance and qualifications, relevant work experience, references, a personal essay, and an interview.

 

Residency Requirement

To ensure close and meaningful interaction with their faculty mentors, the students are required to attend three face-to-face four-day conferences or residencies held at Campbellsville University or one of its centers. In addition, at the beginning of each term, a webinar will be held with their assigned faculty mentor during the first week of the Dissertation Proposal courses. The students are encouraged to attend all webinars and are expected to attend at least four webinars throughout the program.

 

Time Requirement for Completion

Students have up to seven years for program completion once coursework begins. Students are anticipated to complete the dissertation within one year after completion of all their coursework, and an extension may be granted upon written request to the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology.

An option exists for part-time study while not encouraged but can be arranged for those who may need to temporarily step out for personal or professional reasons. These students will need to join another cohort to continue the program of study.

 

Comprehensive Examination

After approval of the dissertation proposal, the students will take the comprehensive examination during Term 8. The examination assesses the students’ competency in the following areas: management core, specialization core, and research skills. Students who receive a passing grade on the comprehensive examination will be advanced to doctoral candidacy. Students who do not receive a passing grade on the exam will not be admitted to candidacy status and must schedule a second exam no later than six months after the first examination. A student who does not receive a passing grade for two comprehensive examinations will be dropped from the program.

Specializations & Courses
Ph.D. – Leadership/Management Specialization

 

Core Coursework (24 credits)

  1. MGT 919 Seminar in Human Resource Management
  2. MGT 907 Business Knowledge Studies
  3. MGT 908 Emerging Issues in Marketing
  4. MGT 906 Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics
  5. MGT 936 Emerging Issues in Global Information Technology
  6. MGT 923 Leadership in Organizations
  7. MGT 910 Advanced Managerial Communication
  8. MGT 912 Management Science and Analysis

Research Methodology (12 credits)

  1. MGT 905 Inquiry to Doctoral Writing
  2. MGT 915 Doctoral Research Methodology
  3. MGT 935 Advanced Quantitative Research and Analysis
  4. MGT 945 Advanced Qualitative Research and Analysis

Comprehensive Examination (No academic credit)

Residency Requirements (No academic credit)

  1. MGT 901 Required Residency I
  2. MGT 902 Required Residency II
  3. MGT 903 Required Residency III

Leadership/Management Specialization Coursework (12 credits)

  1. MGT 924 Seminar in Leadership Theory and Practice
  2. MGT 925 Seminar in Project Management
  3. MGT 926 Seminar in Multinational Management
  4. MGT 927 Leadership Theory Advancement

Dissertation Proposal (6 credits):  MGT 951, 952, 953, 954, 955, 956

Dissertation (6 credits):  MGT 960 and MGT 961

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED:  60

 

Ph.D. – Human Resource Management Specialization

 

Core Coursework (24 credits)

  1. MGT 919 Seminar in Human Resource Management
  2. MGT 907 Business Knowledge Studies
  3. MGT 908 Emerging Issues in Marketing
  4. MGT 906 Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics
  5. MGT 936 Emerging Issues in Global Information Technology
  6. MGT 923 Leadership in Organizations
  7. MGT 910 Advanced Managerial Communication
  8. MGT 912 Management Science and Analysis

Research Methodology (12 credits)

  1. MGT 905 Inquiry to Doctoral Writing
  2. MGT 915 Doctoral Research Methodology
  3. MGT 935 Advanced Quantitative Research and Analysis
  4. MGT 945 Advanced Qualitative Research and Analysis

Comprehensive Examination (No-academic credit)

Residency Requirements (No academic credit)

  1. MGT 901 Required Residency I
  2. MGT 902 Required Residency II
  3. MGT 903 Required Residency III

Human Resource Management Specialization Coursework (12 credits)

  1. MGT 920 Current Issues in Human Resource Management
  2. MGT 921 Utilizing Human Resource Management (HRM) as a Competitive Advantage
  3. MGT 922 Managerial Aspects of Acquiring and Retaining Top Tier Talent
  4. MGT 911 Managing Diversity in the Workplace

Dissertation Proposal (6 credits):  MGT 951, 952, 953, 954, 955, 956

Dissertation (6 credits):  MGT 960 and MGT 961

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED:  60

 

Ph.D. – Cyber Technology Management Specialization

 

Core Coursework (24 credits)

  1. MGT 919 Seminar in Human Resource Management
  2. MGT 907 Business Knowledge Studies
  3. MGT 908 Emerging Issues in Marketing
  4. MGT 906 Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics
  5. MGT 936 Emerging Issues in Global Information Technology
  6. MGT 923 Leadership in Organizations
  7. MGT 910 Advanced Managerial Communication
  8. MGT 912 Management Science and Analysis

Research Methodology (12 credits)

  1. MGT 905 Inquiry to Doctoral Writing
  2. MGT 915 Doctoral Research Methodology
  3. MGT 935 Advanced Quantitative Research and Analysis
  4. MGT 945 Advanced Qualitative Research and Analysis

Comprehensive Examination (No-academic credit)

Residency Requirement (No-academic credit)

  1. MGT 901 Required Residency I
  2. MGT 902 Required Residency II
  3. MGT 903 Required Residency III

Cyber Technology Management Specialization Coursework (12 credits)

  1. MGT 937 Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity
  2. MGT 938 Legal and Ethical Issues in Cyber Technology
  3. MGT 939 Evolving Issues in Cyber Warfare
  4. MGT 940 Management for Technology Professionals

Dissertation Proposal (6 credits):  MGT 951, 952, 953, 954, 955, 956

Dissertation (6 credits):  MGT 960 and MGT 961

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED:  60

Dissertation Information

Dissertation Proposal Preparation

The students are expected to take one one-credit course for directed proposal development (total of six credits) each term from Term 2 to Term 7 with their assigned faculty mentor. Each cohort of mentees will be capped at 10 mentees per faculty mentor.

 

Acceptance of Dissertation Proposal

The dissertation proposal includes the first three chapters of the dissertation (introduction, review of relevant literature, and methodology). When the student completes these chapters and is ready to begin the process of data collection, the dissertation proposal will be submitted to the members of the student’s dissertation committee. Each member of the committee will review the proposal and recommend any changes. When the proposal has been completed to the satisfaction of the dissertation committee, the Dissertation Chair will submit the Dissertation Proposal Approval Form.

 

Doctoral Candidacy

A student reaches doctoral candidacy status when he or she completes all academic requirements, including all coursework, dissertation proposal, and comprehensive examination for the Ph.D. in Management program.

 

Dissertation

Six (6) credit hours are awarded for dissertation research. Credits are awarded after a student successfully defends a doctoral dissertation and the dissertation is accepted by the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology as successful completion of requirements for the Ph.D. program. The students are expected to complete the dissertation by the end of Term 9. Up to a one-year extension may be granted upon written request to the Dean of School of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology.  Although, the candidate will not be required to register for any additional credits for the dissertation beyond Term 9, the candidate will be required to register for MGT 999 Dissertation Continuation for no academic credit and pay the annual Doctoral Student Fee to stay active in the program before the completion of the dissertation.

 

Dissertation Defense

Once the dissertation has been written and all modifications have been made to the satisfaction of the dissertation committee members, the Dissertation Chair will notify the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology that the candidate is ready to defend the dissertation and will schedule the candidate’s oral defense of the dissertation. Campbellsville University faculty, students, and staff will be invited to attend the dissertation defense.

The Dissertation Chair will conduct the defense. There are two steps involved in this procedure: First, the candidate will do a formal presentation on his/her dissertation research, analysis, findings and recommendation, and then there will be a forum for questions for the candidate by a panel of scholars. Once the forum session is completed, the candidate will be dismissed while the members of the committee discuss the candidate’s performance to determine if it is to the satisfaction of the dissertation committee. If the candidate is unsuccessful in defending the dissertation, the committee may schedule a subsequent defense, but is not obligated to do so and may rule that the candidate cannot be awarded the Ph.D.

There are three possible decisions that may be made for the dissertation defense: (1) accept – no revisions required; (2) accept- minor revisions required; or (3) not accepted – major revisions required. Following the dissertation defense, the Dissertation Chair and all committee members must sign the Dissertation Evaluation – Dissertation Decision and Revision Form and the Dissertation Chair will submit the completed form to the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology.

 

Acceptance of the Dissertation

Once the dissertation is in final form and all changes required by the committee have been made, the members of the committee will sign the dissertation approval form and the signed approval form will be submitted to the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology.  The candidate will be qualified to receive the Ph.D. degree upon the final approval of the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology.

 

Assessments

All the courses offered in the Ph.D. program will have formative and summative assessments to assess students’ mastery of each of the expected course learning outcomes.

The Ph.D. program uses two direct assessments: (a) a Comprehensive Examination, and (b) a Dissertation.  For the Comprehensive Examination, the students should exhibit overall knowledge of the courses taken; show the ability to apply the knowledge to a case study; demonstrate good writing skills; and demonstrate the ability to format in correct APA style.  For the Dissertation, the students should demonstrate research skills and expertise in the chosen field.

 

Faculty Mentor

Each of the enrolled students will be assigned with a faculty mentor upon enrollment. The faculty mentor will provide consultation and guidance on proposal and doctoral dissertation development. There will be a ten to one ratio between the Faculty Mentor and the doctoral students.

 

Faculty Committee

Faculty members with expertise in Ph.D. programs will be appointed to serve on the Ph.D. Faculty Committee. The School of Business, Economics, and Technology has several faculty members from the current Business Faculty Committee who meet these qualifications. The newly proposed Ph.D. Faculty Committee will provide curricular and programmatic guidance to the proposed new program.

 

Dissertation Committee

Prior to Term 6, students will select their dissertation committee. The dissertation committee consists of three faculty members: Dissertation Chair, the methodologist, and one other faculty member. Although the students are encouraged to retain their assigned faculty mentor as the Chair for their dissertation committee, they are not required to do so. The Dissertation Chair must be a Campbellsville University faculty member with a role of Faculty mentor and one of the other two committee members must be Campbellsville University faculty members. An external committee member must be approved by the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology.  All committee members must have an earned doctorate degree from a regionally-accredited university.

Program Overview
Year 1
20 Credits

Term 1– Fall (6 credits)

  1. MGT 901 Required Residency I
  2. MGT 905 Inquiry to Doctoral Writing
  3. MGT 907 Business Knowledge Studies

Term 2 – Spring (7 credits)

  1. MGT 919 Seminar in Human Resource Management
  2. MGT 915 Doctoral Research Methodology
  3. MGT 951 Proposal I

Term 3 – Summer (7 credits)

  1. MGT 935 Advanced Quantitative Research and Analysis
  2. MGT 908 Emerging Issues in Marketing
  3. MGT 952 Proposal II

 

Year 2
21 credits

Term 4 – Fall (7 credits)

  1. MGT 902 Required Residency II
  2. MGT 945 Advanced Qualitative Research and Analysis
  3. MGT 906 Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics
  4. MGT 953 Proposal III

Term 5 – Spring (7 credits)

  1. MGT 923 Leadership in Organizations
  2. MGT 936 Emerging Issues in Global Information Technology
  3. MGT 954 Proposal IV

Term 6 – Summer (7 credits)

  1. MGT 912 Management Science & Analysis
  2. MGT 910 Advanced Managerial Communication
  3. MGT 955 Proposal V

 

Year 3
19 credits

Term 7 – Fall (7 credits)

  1. MGT 903 Required Residency III
  2. Specialization Course I
  3. Specialization Course II
  4. MGT 956 Proposal VI

Term 8 – Spring (6 credits)

  1. Specialization Course III
  2. Specialization Course IV
  3. Comprehensive* Exam

Term 9 – Summer (6 credits)

  1. MGT 960 Dissertation I
  2. MGT 961 Dissertation II

 

Year Four

Terms 10-12 – All Year (0 credits)

Students will register for no credit for MGT 999 Dissertation Continuation and be required to pay the annual Doctoral Student Fee to remain active in the program.

 

*Comprehensive exam can be taken upon the completion of the core course coursework.

Note:

  1. The Program Plan is designed to be completed in three years assuming courses are taken continuously. Those students needing to take less than a full load of courses (or who miss a term) may take longer to complete the program. The students who will need to go beyond term 12 will need approval from the Dean. Students are not expected to go beyond term 12.
  2. A webinar will be scheduled in each term with their mentor in each proposal preparation
Course Descriptions

Core Courses

  1. MGT 906 Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics (3 credits)

This course examines the ethical issues that arise in business and will develop the knowledge and skills needed by a practicing manager to address these issues and to make sound business decisions.

 

  1. MGT 907 Business Knowledge Studies (3 credits)

Business Knowledge Studies in Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Statistics is a course that is firmly based upon current business practices designed for effective decision making using quantitative data. While being broad and flexible it is relevant, rigorous, and balanced, thus providing doctoral students with a strong foundation in accounting, finance, economics, statistics. This course is also a key subject in the formative aspects of the student as a consumer, citizen and employee.

 

  1. MGT 908 Emerging Issues in Marketing in a Global Context (3 credits)

This course will cover emerging issues in global marketing and the challenges they bring to developing and managing a global marketing effort.  Students will be required to discuss and apply the information presented in this course as a means of thinking critically about how current issues affect elements of the global marketing function. This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and practices necessary to craft marketing strategies in the dynamic environment of global markets with consideration to issues, such as, international trade, culture, politics, and technology.

 

  1. MGT 910 Advanced Managerial Communication (3 credits)

This course is designed to explore the strategies of communication in more depth and allow students to apply theoretical and practical knowledge.  Students will examine their personal communication styles and enhance their skills at written, oral, and nonverbal communication.  Areas examined in the course will include communication networks, organizational channels, barriers to effective communication, including gender and cultural attributes of communication, dealing with conflict, and creating consensus.  The course will also explore how technology and the media play a role in communication.

 

  1. MGT 912 Management Science and Analysis (3 credits)

This course examines the scientific and methodological approaches encompassing management theory and research, while exploring the role of the scholar-practitioner as scientist and advocate of evidence-based management. Students will analyze the elements of a scientific study and evaluate the underlying assumptions of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods studies. Students will also identify the strengths and limitations of various approaches and provide recommendations for future research based on a review of current and emerging research literature.

 

  1. MGT 919 Seminar in Human Resource Management (HR) and Development (3 credits)

The effective use of human resources through managing activities in an organization is a complex task. This course covers the range of HR activities including strategic HR management, legal issues, compensation, labor relations, technical support systems, staffing, recruitment and selection, performance management, and training and development with an emphasis on adult learning and development. Through interactive activities and cases studies, students investigate the practical aspects of HR in real world situations.

 

  1. MGT 923 Leadership in Organizations (3 credits)

This course reviews the broad range of leadership theories from trait, behavior and contingency approaches to the more recent frameworks that include transformational, servant, and authentic leadership. Emphasis is placed on how relevant theories can be applied in the context of organizational settings and how managers and leaders can positively impact their organizations. Specialized topics include transformative change, employee engagement, empowerment, ethics, teams and cross-cultural leadership.

 

  1. MGT 936 Emerging Issues in Global Information Technology Systems (3 credits)

This course evaluates the underlying value and uses of information systems in business with regard to operations, management decision-making, and strategy formulation within a global context. The course begins with an overview of information systems concepts, terms and applications and assists learners in building competency in using this knowledge to improve the effectiveness and efficiency with which businesses pursue organizational goals. The course further investigates current issues in e-commerce, cloud computing, information security and the impact of culture on IT systems.

 

 

Research Methodology Courses

 

  1. MGT 905 Inquiry to Doctoral Writing (3 credits)

Successful completion of a doctoral dissertation requires that the doctoral student demonstrate his or her scholarly writing ability. This course will introduce the doctoral student to the demands of scholarly writing and the doctoral dissertation writing process. The goal of this course is to prepare the doctoral student to present his or her research findings in a relevant rhetorical context using the appropriate writing styles and formats of the discipline. In addition, this course will familiarize doctoral students with the specific doctoral dissertation requirements of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology.

 

  1. MGT 915 Doctoral Research Methodology (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of best practices for conducting quality research in the field of business and introduces doctoral students to the strengths and limitations of various research designs. This course is designed to provide the doctoral student with a broad understanding of how to conduct research and the ability to critically evaluate the results and conclusions from other research studies. As part of this course, doctoral students will conduct a literature review (Chapter 2) and submit a finished research proposal (prospectus) as a means of further developing his or her dissertation research questions or hypotheses.

 

  1. MGT 935 Advanced Quantitative Research and Analysis (3 credits)

 

The purpose of this course is to develop the doctoral student’s ability to design and carry out methodologically sound and practically relevant quantitative research. As a result the doctoral student will become an informed consumer of quantitative research. This course presents the basic principles of mathematical probability and statistics that are essential for advanced quantitative analysis of phenomena using statistical methods. The course emphasizes the use of statistics to make inferences and judgments about phenomena, which include estimation, hypothesis testing, asymptotic analysis and regression. As part of this course, doctoral students will develop a research methodology (Chapter 3) that serves as a plan for investigation into his or her research questions or hypotheses.

 

  1. MGT 945 Advanced Qualitative Research and Analysis (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to help the doctoral student develop an understanding of qualitative research methods and design through a hands-on approach. As a result the doctoral student will become an informed consumer of qualitative research. This course focuses on the full spectrum of qualitative design, including: (a) identification of the research problem(s), (b) development of design, (c) data collection, and (d) data analysis procedures. This course is designed to provide the doctoral student with the skills necessary to derive credible knowledge through qualitative research practices and prepare him or her to deal with issues of quality, validity, and rigor.

 

 

Required Residency Courses

 

  1. MGT 901 Required Residency I (0 credit)

This four-day face-to-face conference will be scheduled in the first term upon enrollment. The faculty mentor will work with the student to develop a personal student plan/degree completion plan identifying the timeline and the milestones in the doctoral study.

 

  1. MGT 902 Required Residency II (0 credit)

This four-day face-to-face conference will be scheduled at the beginning of the second year in term 4. In this four-day conference, the student will present their dissertation proposals to get input and feedback from their peers as well as from their committee members.

 

  1. MGT 903 Required Residency III (0 credit)

This four-day face-to-face conference will be scheduled at the beginning of the third year in term 7.  In this four-day conference, the student will present their dissertation proposals to get input and feedback from their peers as well as from their committee members, and review the key concepts from the core course to prepare for the comprehensive examination.

 

 

Dissertation Proposal Development Courses

 

  1. MGT 951 Proposal I (1 credit)

In this one-credit proposal preparation course, there will be a cohort with a maximum of ten students working with one assigned Faculty Mentor. They will go over the proposal preparation process and identify a possible research area for the dissertation.

 

  1. MGT 952 Proposal II (1 credit)

In this one-credit proposal preparation course, there will be a cohort with a maximum of ten students working with one assigned Faculty Mentor. They will conduct a broad literature review on topics of students’ interest to finalize the research topic for their dissertation proposals.

 

  1. MGT 953 Proposal III (1 credit)

In this one-credit proposal preparation course, there will be a cohort with a maximum of ten students working with one assigned Faculty Mentor. The students will work with the Faculty Mentor to write Chapter 1 Introduction of the dissertation proposal.

 

  1. MGT 954 Proposal IV (1 credit)

In this one-credit proposal preparation course, there will be a cohort with a maximum of ten students working with one assigned Faculty Mentor. The students will work with the Faculty Mentor to write Chapter 2 Literature Review of the dissertation proposal.

 

  1. MGT 955 Proposal V (1 credit)

In this one-credit proposal preparation course, there will be a cohort with a maximum of ten students working with one assigned Faculty Mentor. The students will work with the Faculty Mentor to write Chapter 3 Methodology of the dissertation proposal.

 

  1. MGT 956 Proposal VI (1 credit)

In this one-credit proposal preparation course, there will be a cohort with a maximum of ten students working with one assigned Faculty Mentor. The students will work with the Faculty Mentor to finalize the dissertation proposal, develop research instruments, and conduct pilot research if applicable.

 

Dissertation Courses

 

  1. MGT 960 Dissertation I (3 hrs.)

This course deals with the theoretical and practical aspects of designing dissertation research and successfully defending the design.  The purpose of the course is to assist students through the dissertation writing processes and to facilitate the transition from coursework to dissertation.

 

  1. MGT 961 Dissertation II (3 hrs.)

Prerequisite:  MGT 960.  This course continues the process of dealing with the theoretical and practical aspects of designing dissertation research and successfully defending the design.  The purpose of the course is to assist students through the dissertation writing processes and to facilitate the transition from coursework to dissertation.

 

  1. MGT 999 Dissertation Continuation (0 credit)

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in MGT 960 and MGT 961.  This course continues the process of dealing with the theoretical and practical aspects of designing dissertation research and successfully defending the design.  The purpose of the course is to assist students through the dissertation writing processes and to facilitate the transition from coursework to dissertation.

 

 

Specialization– Leadership/Management Courses

 

  1. MGT 924 Seminar in Leadership Theory and Practice (3 credits)

This course evaluates leadership concepts and theory by going to the next level by applying the concepts and development leadership skills in real world situations. By focusing on the leadership process within the broad context of organizational dynamics, the student conceptualizes leadership concepts in a different context.

 

  1. MGT 925 Seminar in Project Management (3 credits)

This course covers strategies on applying the theory, processes, practices and techniques of project management to support strategic planning.   By the end of the course, the student should be able to apply the theories and techniques through continuous improvement projects, and cultural considerations in project management.

 

  1. MGT 926 Seminar in Multinational Management (3 credits)

This course uses strategy as a unifying theme to explore the global economy and the impact of managerial decisions.  By the end of the course, the student will master the strategies to approach international management with a strategic mindset.

 

  1. MGT 927 Leadership Theory Advancement (3 credits)

Students will examine innovative trends and analyze scholarly literature associated with leadership theory. Upon completion, the students will have developed independent research aptitude, as well as the capacity to construct sound research questions, synthesize literature, and select pertinent methodologies.

 

 

Specialization– Human Resource Management Courses

 

  1. MGT 911 – Managing Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)

Students learn that diversity is among the most important global challenges faced by human resource managers today. The challenge of managing diversity globally, tensions posed by the global workforce trends, and diversity and exclusion will all be addressed. Legislation will be studied. The IV levels of framework for the inclusive workplace will be examined and unique strategies sought for the successful management of today’s increasingly diverse and multicultural workforce.

 

  1. MGT 920 Current Issues in Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Learners will research and discuss current trends and issues that are causing or may cause problems in the workplace.  Students will also be required to develop comprehensive strategic plans to assist organizational leaders in preventing or alleviating those problems.

 

  1. MGT 921 Utilizing Human Resource Management as a Competitive Advantage (3 credits)

In this course, learners will research the role HR leaders play in developing human resource management as a core competency.  Particular focus is given to the strategic management of human capital as a key competitive advantage for an organization.  Learners will complete research to determine which human capital characteristics are likely to improve the chances an organization (specific environment) will obtain a competitive advantage due to their employee’s knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics (KSAO’s).

 

  1. MGT 922 Managerial Aspects of Acquiring and Retaining Top Tier Talent (3 credits)

Learners will research a variety of human resource practices, trends and theories.  Learners will develop a set of best practices for acquiring and retaining top talent within the organization to ensure strategic goals are met.  Creating an engaging work environment, succession planning, competition and workforce diversity are a few of the areas that will be discussed.

 

 

Specialization – Cyber Technology Management Courses

 

  1. MGT 937 Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity (3 credits)

Students learn to design and manage key business information security functions including incident response plans and incident response teams disaster recovery plans and business continuity plans. Reporting, response planning and budgeting are all addressed. Students working in teams will prepare an incident response, disaster recovery, or business continuity plan for a real-world organization such as a business or a government body or agency.

 

  1. MGT 938 Legal and Ethical Issues in Cyber Technology (3 credits)

This course prepares students to participate in the analysis of relevant internet-based legal subjects with an emphasis on their practical application in the “real” world of legislation and governance. It encompasses the development of the technology of computing, the internet, and the need for legal solutions as activities on the internet have expanded crime, commerce, and civil wrongs to a global forum. The course concludes with a peer-rated comprehensive research project on a topic of current relevance in CyberLaw.

 

  1. MGT 939 Evolving Issues in Cyber Warfare (3 credits)

Cyber warfare is defined as “warfare waged in cyberspace,” which can include defending information and computer networks, deterring information attacks, as well as denying an adversary’s ability to do the same. It can include offensive information operations mounted against a rival, or even dominating information on the battlefield. Students will explore the current state of cyber security from national and international perspectives, and consider cyber-based operations.  Students will consider how decisions made nationally and internationally might impact the ability of industry to conduct business operations.

 

  1. MGT 940 Management for Technology Professionals (3 credits)

This course explores management for professionals in technology fields.  It addresses the challenges of the following areas:  managing technical professionals and technology assets; human resource management; management of services, infrastructure, outsourcing, and vendor relationships; data management and big data analytics; social networking and social metrics; E-commerce and mobile commerce technology; ethical risks and responsibilities of IT innovations; technology governance and strategy; and resource planning. It also provides theoretical and practical experience in using information technology to support organizational decision-making processes.