Curriculum Structure

The PhD program consists of 60 credit hours (CH) comprised of three parts. The first part represents the required core courses (18 CH). The second part represents specialization coursework (12 CH).The third part is the PhD dissertation. Each student is required to sit for a qualifying comprehensive examination after successfully completing the required 30 CH of coursework .The requirements of 60 credit hours are detailed below.

Course Code Course No. Course Title Term Pre-requisite Contact Hours CH
PhD 800 1. Research Methods-1 1 - 40 3
PhD 805 2. Quantitative Analysis-1 1 - 40 3
PhD 810 3. Research Methods-2 2 PhD 800 40 3
PhD 815 4. Quantitative Analysis-2 2 PhD 805 40 3
PhD 820 5. Research Methods-3 3 PhD 810 40 3
PhD 825 6. Development of Management Thought 3 PhD 810 40 3
SPECIALIZATION IN MANAGEMENT
PhDMGM 835 7. Research Seminar in Strategy 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDMGM 840 8. Research Seminar in Organizational Theory & Behavior 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDMGM 845 9. Research Seminar in Current Issues in HRM 5 PhD 825 40 3
PhDMGM 850 10. Research Seminar in Leadership Theory 5 PhD 825 40 3
SPECIALIZATION IN FINANCE
PhDFIN 835 7. Research Seminar in Investments/Asset Pricing 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDFIN 840 8. Research Seminar in Financial Market Microstructure 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDFIN 845 9. Current research Issues in Finance in MEA 5 PhD 825 40 3
PhDFIN 850 10. Research Seminar in Corporate Finance 5 PhD 825 40 3
SPECIALIZATION IN MARKETING
PhDMKT 835 7. Research Seminar in Marketing Strategy 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDMKT 840 8. Research Seminar in Consumer Behavior 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDMKT 845 9. Research Seminar in Special Topics in Marketing 5 PhD 825 40 3
PhDMKT 850 10. Research Seminar in Service Marketing 5 PhD 825 40 3
SPECIALIZATION IN ACCOUNTING
PhDACC 835 7. Research Seminar in Financial Accounting 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDACC 840  8. Research Seminar in Management Accounting 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDACC 845  9. Research Seminar in Current Accounting Issues 5 PhD 825 40 3
PhDACC 850 10. Research Seminar in Business Valuation 5 PhD 825 40 3
Pass comprehensive examination in Term-1/2 of second year before undertaking thesis work in year 2-4
PhD 830 6A. Seminar on Classroom Pedagogy Behavior* After passing CE 20 0
TOTAL NON-THESIS CREDITS 30 CH
DISS 860 A 2 830 40 3
DISS 860 B 3 A 40 3
DISS 860 C 4 B 40 3
DISS 860 D 5 C 40 3
DISS 860 E 1 D 40 3
DISS 860 F 2 E 40 3
DISS 860 G 3 F 40 3
DISS 860 H 4 G 40 3
DISS 860 I 5 H 40 3
DISS 860 J 1 I 40 3
Total Cr Hrs for Dissertation 30
Total Cr Hrs for the PhD Program (Non-Thesis + Dissertation) 60


*Training for Teaching in Higher Education
Upon passing the comprehensive examination, each candidate will undergo a twenty (20) hour non-credit teaching orientation seminar to be conducted over a two-week period..