Courses

Courses

The courses are divided into the foundation courses and the functional core.

Foundation Courses

MGMT 7701 Management Thought and the Management Environment Course Outline Course Rubric
MGMT 7702 The Nature of Management Research Course Outline Course Rubric
MGMT 7703 Qualitative Research Methods Course Outline  
MGMT 7704 Quantitative Research Methods Course Outline Course Rubric

 

Functional Core

MGMT 7710 Doctoral Seminar in Human Resource Management   Course Rubric
MGMT 7720 Doctoral Seminar in Organizational Theory and Design Course Outline Course Rubric

Any Two of the Following:

  • MGMT 7730 Directed Readings in Management I
  • MGMT 7740 Directed Readings in Management II
  • MGMT 7705 Multivariate Statistics for Management Research

The complete set of courses comprising the Ph.D. program (excluding the comprehensive exams and the dissertation) is offered in the first four semesters of enrollment. That is, students complete three courses in the first summer, one reading course in each of the fall and winter semesters and three courses in the second summer of the program.

The standard pattern of course offerings is:

First semester

  • MGMT 7701 Management Thought and the Management Environment
  • MGMT 7702 The Nature of Management Research
  • MGMT 7710 Doctoral seminar in Human Resources

Second semester

  • MGMT 7730 Directed Readings in Management I, OR
  • MGMT 7705 Multivariate Statistics for Management Research

Third semester

  • MGMT 7740 Directed Readings in Management II, OR
  • MGMT 7705 Multivariate Statistics for Management Research

Fourth semester

  • MGMT 7703 Quantitative Research
  • MGMT 7704 Qualitative Research
  • MGMT 7720 Doctoral Seminar in Organizational Theory and Design

The scheduling of the two directed reading courses may vary with individual students.

Comprehensive Exams

Comprehensive exams are taken once all course work has been completed (and a grade assigned). They are held three times a year -- in February, May, and August -- and must be taken no later than 28 months after the student has entered the program. For example, a student entering the program on May 1, 2011 will have until August 31, 2013 to sit all comprehensive exams.

Comprehensive exams are based on the six foundational and functional courses (but students MUST have completed all eight courses, including independent studies before they are allowed to proceed to the comprehensive exams).

Comprehensive Exam — Assessment Procedures

 

Independent Studies

Students normally work with their supervisors to identify independent studies. Student choice is based on a combination of courses that arise out of their broad interests and/or something that is directly associated with the development of their dissertation and/or an identified methodological or disciplinary weakness that needs addressing.

The following potential independent studies are currently on offer for 2014-15:

  • Jean Helms Mills [Critical Sensemaking; pedagogy course; Organizational Change; Organizational Change; Gender and Organization].
  • Albert J. Mills [Intersectionality at Work; Gender and Organizations; Management and Organizational History; Actor Network Theory; Narrative Analysis; Critical Discourse Analysis; Post Positivist Qualitative Methods]
  • Russell Fralich [strategy; organization theory; reputation, prestige, status, legitimacy, power; risk-taking; quantitative methods]
  • James O'Brian [staffing and selection theory and practices, particularly but not limited to testing, interviews and decision-making processes; judgment and decision making in organizations, with particular interests in improving/ debiasing decision making among managers; methods, including logistic regression, meta-analysis, and the basics of multilevel modelling]
  • Claudia de Fuentes [Systems of Innovation - see sample course outline]
  • Larry Haiven [The Logic of Collective Action - see sample course outline]
  • Judy Haiven [Women, Gender and Work - see sample course outline]
  • Catherine Loughlin [Micro Organizational Behaviour]

 

Thesis Defence

Once the comprehensive exams have been successfully completed a student becomes a PhD "Candidate" and proceeds to his or her thesis research. A student has a maximum of 4 years from the time he or she completes her comprehensive exams to defend his/her dissertation. For example, a student who successfully completes her comprehensive exams on August 31, 2013 has until August 31, 2017 to defend her thesis: