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PhD Program in Business Administration, Carlson School of Management, Suite 4-205, 321 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-0875 or 612-624-5065; fax 612-624-8221)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2022
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 16
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • None.
The PhD program in business administration offers full-time advanced graduate education for students seeking academic placement at leading universities or research-oriented positions in business or government. The program is for individuals who have the intellectual capacity for advanced study, enjoy independent research and analytical thinking, and who wish to master a discipline within business administration. Non-business administration doctoral students working toward a minor within the business administration program must complete a cohesive program of study in one of seven areas of specialization: accounting; finance; information and decision sciences; marketing; supply chain and operations; strategic management and entrepreneurship, and work and organizations.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by AACSB International
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
University of Minnesota PhD student in a field other than business administration.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
For each of the seven areas of concentration, a minimum of 16 credits is required. Coursework is selected in consultation with the PhD program office or the PhD coordinator of the student's chosen concentration area. Courses should be 8xxx-level, although up to 8 credits of 5xxx- and 7xxx-level coursework can be taken with the approval of the PhD and master's program offices.
Areas of Concentration
Accounting
Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ACCT 8801 - Topics in Empirical Research I (2.0 cr)
· ACCT 8802 - Topics in Empirical Research II (2.0 cr)
· ACCT 8803 - Topics in Empirical Research III (2.0 cr)
· ACCT 8811 - Topics in Information Economics I (2.0 cr)
· ACCT 8812 - Topics in Information Economics II (2.0 cr)
· ACCT 8813 - Topics in Information Economics III (2.0 cr)
· ACCT 8821 - Topics in Capital Markets I (2.0 cr)
· ACCT 8822 - Topics in Capital Markets II (2.0 cr)
· ACCT 8823 - Topics in Capital Markets III (2.0 cr)
· ACCT 8831 - Topics in Analytical Research I (2.0 cr)
· ACCT 8832 - Analytical Research Topics II (2.0 cr)
· ACCT 8833 - Topics in Analytical Research III (2.0 cr)
-OR-
Finance
Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· FINA 8802 - Theory of Capital Markets I: Discrete Time (2.0 cr)
· FINA 8803 - Theory of Capital Markets II: Continuous Time (2.0 cr)
· FINA 8804 - Advanced Continuous Time Finance (2.0 cr)
· FINA 8810 - Topics in Asset Pricing (2.0 cr)
· FINA 8812 - Corporate Finance I (2.0 cr)
· FINA 8813 - Corporate Finance II (2.0 cr)
· FINA 8820 - Topics in Corporate Finance (2.0 cr)
· FINA 8822 - Empirical Methods in Finance (2.0 cr)
· FINA 8823 - Empirical Corporate Finance (2.0 cr)
· FINA 8890 - Seminar: Finance Topics (2.0-4.0 cr)
-OR-
Information and Decision Sciences
Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· IDSC 8511 - Conceptual Topics and Research Methods in Information and Decision Sciences (3.0 cr)
· IDSC 8521 - System Development (3.0 cr)
· IDSC 8531 - Organizational Theory and Research in Information Systems (3.0 cr)
· IDSC 8541 - Introduction to Economics of Information Systems (3.0 cr)
· IDSC 8620 - Data Mining and Personalization (3.0 cr)
· IDSC 8630 - Social Media and Online Communities (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory (3.0 cr)
· IDSC 8801 - Research Seminar in Information and Decision Sciences (2.0 cr)
-OR-
Marketing
Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MKTG 8809 - Consumer Behavior Research Methods (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 8810 - Consumer Behavior Special Topics (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 8811 - Consumer Attitudes and Persuasion I (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 8812 - Consumer Attitudes and Persuasion II (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 8813 - Consumer Judgment and Decision Making I (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 8814 - Consumer Judgment and Decision Making II (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 8831 - Seminar: Inter-Organizational Relations (4.0 cr)
· MKTG 8842 - Quantitative Modeling I (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 8843 - Quantitative Modeling II (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 8851 - Seminar: Marketing Management and Strategy I (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 8852 - Marketing Management & Strategy II (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 8890 - Seminar: Marketing Topics (1.0-4.0 cr)
-OR-
Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MGMT 8101 - PhD Seminar: Theory Building (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 8102 - Research Methods I - Applied Empirical Methods (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 8104 - PhD Seminar: Research Design (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 8202 - Seminar in International Management (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 8302 - Seminar in Organizational Theory (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 8401 - Strategy I (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 8402 - Seminar in Behavioral Strategy (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 8403 - Strategy II (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 8404 - Seminar in Non-Market Strategy (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 8405 - Seminar in Technology Strategy (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 8501 - Seminar in Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
-OR-
Supply Chain and Operations
Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SCO 8651 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· SCO 8652 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· SCO 8711 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· SCO 8721 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· SCO 8735 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· SCO 8745 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· SCO 8755 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Work and Organizations
Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HRIR 8801 - Core Seminar: Fundamentals of Economic Analysis for Work and Organizations (4.0 cr)
· HRIR 8802 - Core Seminar: Organizational Behavior (4.0 cr)
· HRIR 8803 - Core Seminar: Fundamentals of HR Research (4.0 cr)
· HRIR 8812 - Core Seminar: Research Methods in Work and Organizations (4.0 cr)
· HRIR 8820 - Seminar: Special Topics in Work and Organizations Research (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 8825 - Research Practicum/Workshop (1.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
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ACCT 8801 - Topics in Empirical Research I
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Capital-markets stream of empirical research in accounting. Accounting earnings and stock prices, earnings-based security valuation (theoretical and empirical), estimation of earnings-based risk measures, market anomalies, and related topics from corporate finance. Econometric techniques in market-based empirical research/application to data analysis. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
ACCT 8802 - Topics in Empirical Research II
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Empirical capital markets research topics course. The course is designed to include current research topics in capital markets that are cutting-edge and topics in the instructor's area of expertise. Topics will vary with each offering.
ACCT 8803 - Topics in Empirical Research III
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The course is designed to include current research topics in Empirical Research that are cutting-edge and topics in the instructor's area of expertise. Topics will vary with each offering.
ACCT 8811 - Topics in Information Economics I
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Asymmetric information, incentives, and contracts. Moral hazard, adverse selection, reputation, and signaling phenomena. Applications to accounting such as transfer pricing, budgeting, cost allocations, performance measurement, audit pricing. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
ACCT 8812 - Topics in Information Economics II
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Information in capital markets; asset pricing with asymmetric information; economics of disclosure and information acquisition. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
ACCT 8813 - Topics in Information Economics III
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Asymmetric information, incentives, and contracts. Moral hazard, adverse selection, reputation, and signaling phenomena. Applications to accounting such as transfer pricing, budgeting, cost allocations, performance measurement, audit pricing.
ACCT 8821 - Topics in Capital Markets I
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Auction markets; price formation in experimental asset markets; experimental studies of information transfer and capital market efficiency; experimental tests of strategic behavior, trust, and reciprocity.
ACCT 8822 - Topics in Capital Markets II
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Heuristics and biases in information processing, auditor judgment, mental accounting, and decision aids.
ACCT 8823 - Topics in Capital Markets III
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
PhD seminar course concentrating on current topics in Capital Markets.
ACCT 8831 - Topics in Analytical Research I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The course is designed to include current analytical research topics that are cutting-edge and topics in the instructor's area of expertise. Topics will vary with each offering.
ACCT 8832 - Analytical Research Topics II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The course is designed to include current analytical research topics that are cutting-edge and topics in the instructor's area of expertise. Topics will vary with each offering.
ACCT 8833 - Topics in Analytical Research III
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
PhD seminar course focusing on current topics in Analytical Research
FINA 8802 - Theory of Capital Markets I: Discrete Time
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modern asset pricing theory. Static/discrete time frameworks. Fundamental asset pricing equation. Classical finance models: CAPM, consumption-based CAPM, APT. Complete markets, representative agent, Pareto optimality. Challenges to theories. Approaches such as habit formation, heterogeneous agents (incomplete markets) model. prereq: [Econ 8101, Econ 8102, business admin PhD student] or instr consent
FINA 8803 - Theory of Capital Markets II: Continuous Time
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuous-time financial economics. Emphasizes mathematical/statistical tools. Ito processes, Girsanov?s theorem, risk-neutral pricing. How to formulate/analyze continuous-time models. prereq: [Econ 8101, Econ 8102, Bbsiness admin PhD student] or instr consent
FINA 8804 - Advanced Continuous Time Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Pricing of fixed income securities, optimal capital structure, general equilibrium. Classic/current papers in continuous-time literature. prereq: 8802, 8803
FINA 8810 - Topics in Asset Pricing
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Current topics in asset pricing literature. Students read papers on these topics, rederive the main results, identify the main assumptions and thus identify ideas on how to improve upon the current literature. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
FINA 8812 - Corporate Finance I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Corporate control, managerial incentives, corporate governance, capital structure. What assets are collected within firm. What determines boundaries of firm. Empirical evidence in support of theoretical models. Modern theories of firm, based on incomplete contracts. How corporate finance decisions expand/limit scope of firm. prereq: [Econ 8103, Econ 8104, business admin PhD student] or instr consent
FINA 8813 - Corporate Finance II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical corporate finance. Initial public offering, dividend policy. Financial distress and its resolution. Financial intermediation, applications of auctions in finance. prereq: [8812, business admin PhD student] or instr consent
FINA 8820 - Topics in Corporate Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Current topics in corporate finance literature. Students read current papers, rederive the main results, identify the main assumptions and thus identify ideas on how to improve on the current literature. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
FINA 8822 - Empirical Methods in Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Empirical techniques in analysis of financial markets, how they are applied to actual market data. Statistical properties of asset returns, efficient markets hypothesis. Empirical tests of asset pricing models (CAPM, APT, Intertemporal CAPM, Consumption CAPM). Tests of conditional asset pricing models. prereq: 8802, 8803
FINA 8823 - Empirical Corporate Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Current empirical research on corporate finance. Mergers/acquisitions, equity offerings, event studies, tests of market efficiency, impact of corporate governance, compensation policies, initial public offerings. prereq: 8802, 8803
FINA 8890 - Seminar: Finance Topics
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Current topics/problems of interest considered in depth. Topics vary. prereq: [[8802, 8812, 8822, 8823] or equiv], business admin student] or instr consent. No first year students to enroll.
IDSC 8511 - Conceptual Topics and Research Methods in Information and Decision Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationships to underlying disciplines; major research streams; seminal articles, survey literature, and major researchers. Provides framework for organizing knowledge about information and decision sciences. prereq: instr consent
IDSC 8521 - System Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Business admin PhD student or #
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Why it is hard to develop efficient/effective information systems, what can be done to improve situation. Defining efficiency/effectiveness in development process and in systems. Producing/evaluating artifacts (constructs, models, methods, tools) that enable more efficient/effective information systems to be developed. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
IDSC 8531 - Organizational Theory and Research in Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: PhD student in Business Administration
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction, adoption, use/exploitation of information systems in organizations. Critically examine empirical work. Formulate research questions. Conduct research. prereq: PhD student in Business Administration
IDSC 8541 - Introduction to Economics of Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: PhD student in Business Administration or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Classical research questions. Methods/findings that form backbone of economics of IS. Online auctions, electronic markets, offshoring, human capital issues. prereq: PhD student in Business Administration or instr consent
IDSC 8620 - Data Mining and Personalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
IDSC 8620 is intended primarily for research-oriented graduate students who are interested in learning about current data mining / machine learning methodologies and how to use them in research. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the exploratory and predictive analytics techniques, focusing on the fundamentals but covering a number of advanced issues as well, and will demonstrate how these techniques can be applied various application areas (including the increasingly important areas of text analytics and recommender systems). The course puts significant emphasis on practical, hands-on experience applying data mining techniques in different settings using real-world datasets, but will also discuss the use and value of data mining in a variety of research contexts.
IDSC 8630 - Social Media and Online Communities
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
The purpose of this course is to equip you with theories and methods to critically think and theorize around phenomena related to social media and online communities. We will cover key topics in motivation, contribution, identity, collaboration and innovation, electronic word-of- mouth and social networks, community dynamics, leadership, and evolution. We will also review a wide range of commonly used research methods, both qualitative and quantitative ones, discuss the choice of appropriate methods for a given research question, and explore some of the latest methodological trends. Toward the end of the course, you will formulate your own opinion about the breadth and significance of the phenomena and develop your own research project.
IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Business admin PhD student or #; offered alt yrs
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Traditional/current research. Major models/methodologies. Issues of preference, judgment, and choice under conditions of certainty/uncertainty. Seminar format. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent; offered alt yrs
IDSC 8801 - Research Seminar in Information and Decision Sciences
Credits: 2.0 [max 20.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
New areas of research, research methods, issues. prereq: Business Admin PhD student or instr consent
MKTG 8809 - Consumer Behavior Research Methods
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seminar. Topics related to conceptual theories/arguments about experimental design and statistical analysis of experiments. How to design experimental research for testing hypotheses and drawing conclusions. prereq: Doctoral student or [masters programs student, instr consent]
MKTG 8810 - Consumer Behavior Special Topics
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics related to the fundamentals of consumer behavior such as attitudes, behavioral research methods, branding, consumer well-being, decision making, information processing, and perceptions. See "Class Notes" for details. prereq: Doctoral student or [master's program student, instr consent]
MKTG 8811 - Consumer Attitudes and Persuasion I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Reading, discussing, and evaluating theories of consumer attitudes and persuasion. Theoretical analysis, rather than practitioner focus. prereq: [[MBA 6210 or equiv], business admin PhD student] or instr consent
MKTG 8812 - Consumer Attitudes and Persuasion II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Science of persuasion. Principles of stickiness--universal principles that lead messages to succeed rather than fail. Principles of influence--universal psychological principles that motivate a person to say "yes." prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
MKTG 8813 - Consumer Judgment and Decision Making I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Different theoretical approaches taken in judgment and decision-making research. Heuristics/biases, affect in decision making, judgments/decisions over time. prereq: Doctoral student or [master's program student, instr consent]
MKTG 8814 - Consumer Judgment and Decision Making II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Draws from work on prospect theory and its derivatives. Anomalous choice. Emphasizes on applications to Marketing theory, from inter-temporal choice to regret and counterfactual thinking in consumers/managers. prereq: Doctoral student or [master's program student, instr consent]
MKTG 8831 - Seminar: Inter-Organizational Relations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
From an efficiency perspective, inter-organizational networks involved in task of moving goods and services from point of production to point of consumption. Literature covering the functional, institutional, analytical, and methodological traditions, as well as the behavioral school of thought and transaction cost and relational contracting. prereq: business admin PhD student or instr consent
MKTG 8842 - Quantitative Modeling I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced readings seminar. Quantitative research in marketing. Topics from theoretical/empirical research in marketing, econometrics, and industrial organization. Classic/contemporary articles. prereq: Doctoral student or [master's program student, instr consent]
MKTG 8843 - Quantitative Modeling II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced readings seminar. Quantitative research in marketing. Topics from theoretical/empirical research streams in marketing, econometrics, and industrial organization. Classic/contemporary articles. prereq: Doctoral student or [master's program student, instr consent]
MKTG 8851 - Seminar: Marketing Management and Strategy I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics in marketing management and formulation and implementation of marketing strategies. Diversity of thought, within marketing and strategic management literature. prereq: [[MBA 6210 or equiv], business admin PhD student] or instr consent
MKTG 8852 - Marketing Management & Strategy II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
PhD seminar. Role of branding within the organization, its business strategy, and its success. Brand management. Critically evaluate fundamental ideas and more recent developments. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
MKTG 8890 - Seminar: Marketing Topics
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Current topics and problems of interest considered in depth. Topics vary with each offering. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
MGMT 8101 - PhD Seminar: Theory Building
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Problem formulation, conceptual modeling, and theory building, in the social and behavioral sciences. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
MGMT 8102 - Research Methods I - Applied Empirical Methods
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This is a course in applied empirical methods, focusing on approaches to causal inference commonly used in strategic management and entrepreneurship research, as well as other research design and execution issues. We will discuss issues of the validity of independent and dependent measures, econometric approaches to implementing various designs. We will study these methods by reading and discussing empirical papers in strategy and entrepreneurship and by working with data in problem sets.
MGMT 8104 - PhD Seminar: Research Design
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Problem formulation, conceptual modeling, and research design in the social and behavioral sciences.
MGMT 8202 - Seminar in International Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Overview of the field of international management research. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
MGMT 8302 - Seminar in Organizational Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.02]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Major theories and current research on organizational and interorganizational topics from a macro perspective. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
MGMT 8401 - Strategy I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Review of research in strategy. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
MGMT 8402 - Seminar in Behavioral Strategy
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Designed to help doctoral students interpret and conduct research on strategic management. Will focus on research that reflects a behavioral approach to strategy. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
MGMT 8403 - Strategy II
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
This is the second strategy core course for Business admin PhD students in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. It will focus on both strategy content and process. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
MGMT 8404 - Seminar in Non-Market Strategy
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
This is a Ph.D. seminar in the field of nonmarket strategy, i.e., the strategies by which firms alter, influence, or adapt to their existing institutional environment in order to gain competitive advantage. Drawing on foundations in both institutional economics and institutional theory, the seminar examines a body of recent research in the field of strategic management that studies how and to what effect firms engage with political, legal, and social stakeholders. While the primary focus of the course is on the antecedents and consequences of such nonmarket strategies for firms, we shall also consider the impact of these strategies on social welfare, and the resulting implications for public policy. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
MGMT 8405 - Seminar in Technology Strategy
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This is a course that will cover theories and phenomena that are central to the field of technology strategy. The course will include readings on a broad range of topics and perspectives pertaining to firms? technology and innovation strategy. An illustrative list of readings are provided below. These readings will be grouped into required and recommended readings. The course is intended to prepare students to undertake research in technology strategy. Towards this goal students will prepare summaries of assigned readings, serve as discussion leaders for the class topics and write a research proposal (including a research question, theory and hypotheses and research design) that builds on the course concepts. prereq: PhD student or instr consent
MGMT 8501 - Seminar in Entrepreneurship
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
This seminar provides a broad introduction to the field of entrepreneurship. It helps students develop the skills and knowledge needed to conduct their own research within this domain. It introduces them to the theoretical and empirical foundations of the field of entrepreneurship as a scholarly discipline. It will familiarize students with key debates in the field. It will also sharpen students' conceptual and analytical skills, and help them develop their research agenda.
HRIR 8801 - Core Seminar: Fundamentals of Economic Analysis for Work and Organizations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theoretical/empirical approaches in labor/organizational economics. Labor supply/demand. Monopoly/institutional features of labor markets. Compensation, incentives sorting, training. Approaching topics/questions in work/organizations from economic perspective. prereq: [Business Admin PhD student or dept consent], grad majors must enroll A-F
HRIR 8802 - Core Seminar: Organizational Behavior
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Major theories/current research on individuals in organizations. Job attitudes/motivation. Personality/individual differences. Team effectiveness. Antisocial/pro-social behavior. Emotions. Justice.
HRIR 8803 - Core Seminar: Fundamentals of HR Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major theories/current research on human resources/industrial relations practices/institutions. Recruitment, selection, job performance. Training/development. Compensation. Other practices/institutions. prereq: [Business Admin PhD student or dept consent], grad majors must enroll A-F
HRIR 8812 - Core Seminar: Research Methods in Work and Organizations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Application in research projects. prereq: [Business Admin PhD student or dept consent], grad majors must enroll A-F
HRIR 8820 - Seminar: Special Topics in Work and Organizations Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary theories/research on specific topics in work/ organizations. Topics vary. prereq: [Business Admin student or dept consent], grad majors must enroll A-F
HRIR 8825 - Research Practicum/Workshop
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experience in conducting research/other doctoral student activities.