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PhDinBusinessAdministration

ProgramOverview
ThePhDinBusinessLeadershipandAdministrationisdesignedforprofessionalslocatednationwide
whodesireanadvanceddegreeinbusinesstoexcelintheircareers.Inaddition,theprogram
respondstocurrentMBAortechnical graduatestudentsaspiringtobecomeconsultantsorprofessors.
Theprogramalsoappealstoexistingprofessionalswhoaspiretoanadvanceddegreetoenhance
leadershiprolesinadministrativepositions.Thisprogramissuitableforbusyprofessionalsseekingan
advanceddegreeinbusinesstoincreasetheircredentialsintheircurrentorfutureindustryrole
and/orforadvancementinacademiaorentrancetoacademic.

YEARI
Summer
ResidencyI
Course
CourseNumber CourseTitle Credits
BLAO 701R OrganizationalBehavior 3
BLAO 702R OrganizationTheory&Practice 3
BLAO 703R AdvancedComputerApplications 3
BLAO 704R AdvancedTopicsinResearch 3
SubTotalCredit 12

FallSemesterI
Course
CourseNumber CourseTitle Credits
BLAO 705 Strategy&PolicyLeadership(Minor) 3
MajorCoursework 3
MajorCoursework 3
MajorCoursework 3
BLAO 706 TeachingMethodology 1
SubtotalCredit 13

SpringSemesterI
Course
CourseNumber CourseTitle Credits
MinorCoursework 3
MajorCoursework 3
MajorCoursework 3
MajorCoursework 3
SubtotalCredit 12

YEARII
Summer
ResidencyII
Course
CourseNumber CourseTitle Credits
BLAO 705R BehaviorResearchMethods 3
BLAO 706R EmpiricalResearchMethods 3
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BLAO 715 AdvancedLeadershipConcepts 3


BLAO 707R PreProposalPresentation 3
SubtotalCredit 12

FallSemesterII
Course
CourseNumber CourseTitle Credits
ComprehensiveTest,SubmissionofDissertationResearch
ProposalandArticle 8
SubtotalCredit 8
SpringSemesterII
Course
CourseNumber CourseTitle Credits
Dissertation[upto24credithoursmaximumor6semesters] 4 24
SubtotalCredit 4 24

TOTALPROGRAMHOURS 61
MAXIMUMHOURS 81

Students enrolledinthePhDprogrammayselectsixgraduatelevelcoursesthatwillresultinatleast18hoursof
subjectmatterinadisciplineatthegraduatelevel.Dissertationworkwillcommenceaftersuccessful
completionofallcourseworkwithaminimumgradeofB,aComprehensiveExam,andProposalPresentation.
Finaldefenseofthedissertationisrequired.Semestersessionsaresixteenweekswiththeexceptionofsummer
sessions,whicharefourweeks.Allcourseworkwiththeexceptionofsummerresidencywillbefacilitatedon
line.

AdmissionRequirements
TheadmissionintotheHUBusinessSchoolPhDprogramisopentoallstudentsseekinganadvanceddegree.
Preferredstudentswouldpossessamastersdegreeinanapprovedprogram.Otherwise,ninecreditsinmaster
levelprerequisitebusinesscourseswillberequiredinEconomics,Accounting,andQuantitativeBusiness
Analysis.Studentslackinggraduatedegreesinbusiness,musttaketheGMATandscoreatleast400,three
lettersofrecommendation,havethreeyearsofrelevantwork experience, andapreparedStatementof
Career/Professionalplans.Uptosixcreditsofminorcourseworkwillbeacceptedforprofessionalrelevantlife
experience.

Studentswillberequiredtocompletedissertationrequirementswithin6semesters(3years)ofthefirst
enrollmentinthedissertationseminar.
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CourseDescriptions
Semester1(SummerResidency) (offeredin fourweeksession)

BLAO701R OrganizationalBehavior Credit3


Humanbehaviorinorganizations,andtheroleofthepersonalmanager;exploringthebehavioroftheindividual,
thesmallgroup,andimproving,sustaining,andmaintaininghumanresourcesoftheorganizationinachanging
environment;includesrecruitmentselection,manpowerplanning,appraisalandevaluation,trainingand
development, wageandsalaryadministration,healthandsafety,laborrelationsandcounselingandtransfer.

BLAO702R OrganizationTheoryandPractice Credit3


Theoriesandapplicationsofknowledgeofbehaviorintheorganizationalsettingtoincludeindividual,groupand
organizationalprocesses.Thecoursetypicallycoversmotivation,groupdynamics,decisionmaking,leadership,
andthedesignanddevelopmentoforganizations.

BLAO703R AdvancedComputerApplications Credit3


Introductiontousingcomputerizedstatisticalresearchapplications.

BLAO704R AdvancedTopicsinResearch Credit3


Courseinvolvesthereviewofcurrentresearchissuesinglobalbusinessenterprise.Theresearchprocessand
structurewillbeemphasizedandlinkedtorelevanttopicswillbeexploredtoemphasizechallengesinthe
businessenvironment.

CommonCoursework Fall1

BLAO705 Strategy& BusinessPolicy Credit3


Policyandstrategyformulationatthegeneralmanagerslevel.Significantuseofthecasemethodtostudy
managementoftheoverallenterprise.Prerequisite:Summerresidency

BLAO706 TeachingMethodology Credit1


Thiscourseisdesignedtoprovideinformationonlearningandteachingmethodology,planningoflearning
experiences,clinicalteachingtoolsandstrategies,formulationofobjectives,effectivefeedbackand
performanceevaluationwithinthecontextofadulteducation.Thiscoursewillalsoaddresstheissuesofthe
effectsofageandcultureonlearningstylesandhealthinterventions.Thecourseincludeslectures,discussion,
smallgrouplearningexperiencesandaterminalprojectrequiringapplicationofdidacticinformation.
Prerequisite:summerresidency

Semester23(Fall1 Spring1)

LeadershipTrackCourses

BLAO707 EthicsandLeadership Credits3


Thiscoursefocusesonthemoralimplicationsofethicalleadership.Thecourseisdesignedto engage
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thestudentinquestionsrelatedtothestudyofethicsanditsrelationshiptothepracticeof
leadershipandethicaldecisionmaking.

BLAO708 DimensionsofLeadership Credits3


Studentsexaminetheroleoftheleaderinmultinational organizationswithafocusontheroleoftheleaderin
thefuture.Studentsevaluatecurrenttheoriesaboutleadershipconceptsanddeterminefuturerelevanceona
globalbasis.

BLAO709 EmergingLeadershipTheory Credit3


Studentswillanalyzeemergingleadershippracticesdesignedtodeveloporganizationalagilityand
responsiveness.Emphasisisplacedonhoworganizationsareencouragedtodevelopanddemonstratecreative,
adaptive,andflexiblebusinessapproaches.

BLAO710 ContemporaryIssuesinLeadership Credit3


Thiscourseexplorescontroversialissuesinleadership.Thefocusisonbusinessresultsthatencompass
organizationallearning;stakeholdersatisfaction;andoverallbudgetary,financial,andmarket performance.

BLAO711 Leadership:BuildingSustainableOrganizations Credit3


Thiscoursefocusesonglobalization,individualandgroupbehaviors,organizationalcultureandchange,systems
thinking,innovation,socialresponsibility,andsustainability.Studentsexplorethesebasicdimensionsof
leadershipastheyaffecttheemployee,theorganization,thecommunity,andtheenvironment.

BLAO712 LeadingChange Credit3


Thecoursewillallowstudentstobecomefamiliarwiththeoriesandmodelswhichfocusoneffectivechange,
innovationandorganizationalalignment.Studentswillhavetheopportunitytoexamineandapplypractical
toolsforindividualandorganizationalchangethroughcasestudiesandclassprojects. BLAO707,BLAO708

BLAO713 FiscalLeadershipinaGlobalEnvironment Credit3


Throughcasestudiesandappliedknowledgeusedinanalyticalprojects,thestudentwillbuildskillsand
knowledgeforleadingorganizationswithethicalintegrityandsocialaccountability. Thecourseincludesfinancial
planning,budgeting,andothertrendssuchasbalancingrisks.Thecoursehelpspreparelearnerstobekey
ethicalplayerswhoareeffectiveinleadinganorganizationsfinancialcapabilities,basedonsoundfinancialand
economicprinciplesPrerequisite:BLAO710

BLAO714 StrategicLeadership Credit3


Thiscoursewillhelpstudentstodeveloptheirstrategicthinkingbychallengingthemtoidentify,evaluate,and
addressstrategicissuesattheorganizational,departmental,andindividuallevels.Currentapproachestothe
developmentandimplementationofstrategicplanswillbeexploredincludingfinancial,environmental,and
culturalconsiderations.
Prerequisite:BLAO705,BLAO710,BLAO713

BLAO715 Advanced LeadershipConcepts Credit3


Emphasisisonidentifyingandsolvingorganizationalproblemsandrecommendingnewbusinessmodelsthat
willincreaseorganizationalperformance. Thecourseintegratestheoreticalandpracticalapplicationsfor
effectively leadingorganizationsinaconstantlychangingworld.Studentswillstudyleadershipmodelsthathave
helpedmovepeopleinorganizationstowardaclearvisionandmission.BLAO709,BLAO712,BLAO714
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BLAO716 AdvancedResearchMethodsinLeadership Credits3


Courseenhancestheoreticalunderstandingandpracticalknowledgeoftheadvancedqualitative,quantitative,
andcritical/rhetoricalresearchmethodsappliedtoleadershipstudies.Prerequisite:BLAO715

BusinessAdministrationTrackCourses

Accounting&Finance

BLAO720 FinancialAccounting&ReportingResearch Credit3


Thiscourseisacomprehensivereviewofaccountingandreportingtopics.Studentswillbeexposedtoresearch
toolsusedbyaccountingprofessionalsincluding,butnot limitedto,thenewcodifiedFASBpronouncementsand
IFRSstatements.

BLAO721 ContemporaryIssuesinAccountingSeminar Credit3


Thiscourseexaminescurrentissuesconfrontingaccountants,businessesandtheirstakeholders.Issuessuchas
newFASB Statementimplementation,uniquebusinessentitiesandcreativebusinessmechanismswillbe
examined.

BLAO722 AccountingTheory Credit3


Thiscoursefocusesonthetheoreticalstructuresofaccountingforassets,incomedefinition,recognition and
measurementofincome,influenceofprofessionalstandards,andthefutureoftheprofessionPrerequisites:
BLAO720

BLAO723 TaxPlanning&Research Credit3


Thiscourseisanindepthstudyofthetaxplanningprocessandresearchtoolsthatareavailabletoboththe
professionalbusinessmanagerandtaxpractitioner

BLAO724 SpecialTopicsinTaxation Credit3


Thiscoursefocusesonadvancedproblemsdeterminedbycurrentdevelopmentsandissuesintaxation,aswell
as,specialtopicsrelatedtotaxation.Thiscourseprovidesstudentswiththeopportunitytointegrateandapply
theirtaxknowledgethroughproblemsolving.Prerequisites:BLAO723

BLAO725 SeminarinAccountingResearch Credit3


Researchonauditing,financialandmanagerialaccounting,andtaxationusingtheoreticalperspectivesand
researchmethodsfromthesocialsciencesandbusinessdisciplines.Prerequisites:BLAO704R,723

BLAO730 FinancialEconomics Credit3


Theobjectiveofthiscourseistoundertakearigorousstudyofthetheoreticalfoundationsofmodernfinancial
economics.Thecoursewillcoverthecentralthemesofmodernfinanceincludingindividualinvestment
decisionsunderuncertainty,stochasticdominance,meanvariancetheory,capital marketequilibriumandasset
valuation,arbitragepricingtheory,optionpricing,andincompletemarkets,andthepotentialapplicationof
thesethemes.

BLAO731 Corporate&FinancialInstitutions Credit3


Thiscourseprovidesstudentswithanoverviewofthecontributionsinthemoderntheoryofcorporatefinance
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andfinancialinstitutions.Advancedtheoryandempiricalinvestigations:financialdecisionsofthefirm,
dividends,capitalstructure,mergersandtakeovers.Thetopicscoveredmayincludecapitalstructure,
distributionpolicy,financialintermediation,initialandseasonedpublicofferings,marketforcorporatecontrol,
productmarketcorporatefinanceinteractions,corporatereorganizationandbankruptcy,moralhazard,and
someselectedtopics.

BLAO732 BehavioralFinance Credit3


Thiscourseinvolvestheuseofpsychologytoguidealternativetheoriesoffinancialmarkets.Thereisan
examinationofthepreferencesandtradingdecisionsofindividualinvestors.Itincludesananalysisofcorporate
decisionmaking.Topicscoveredincludecapitalstructure,investment,dividend,andmergerdecisions.

BLAO733 TheoryofFinance Credit3


Thiscoursedevelopsanunderstandingofcurrentfinancialtheoryanditsimplications forfinancialproblem
solving.Developsanunderstandingoftheanalyticalframeworkformakingdecisionsintheareasoffinancial
planningandcontrol,sourcesoffinancingandtheirrelationtothefirm.Prerequisites:BLAO731

BLAO734 Conceptsof InvestmentDecisions Credit3


Thiscoursewillmakestudentsfamiliarwiththetechniquesformakinginvestmentdecisionsand
valuingsecurities.Thecoursewilldeveloptheconceptsofassetpricingsuchasvaluationby
arbitrage,arbitragepricingtheory,portfolioselection,meansvarianceanalysis,theCapitalAsset
PricingModel,andintertemporalcapitalassetpricing.Prerequisites:BLAO730

BLAO735 AdvancedTopicsinFinance Credit3


Applicationoffinancialmodelsandconceptsto casestudiesinvolvingfinancialaspectsofthefirm.Caseanalyses
aredesignedtorequirethestudenttomakeuseofintegrativeandcriticalthinkingskills.Knowledgeoffinancial
managementconceptsfromlowerlevelcoursesisassumed.Prerequisites: BLAO733,BLAO734

Management&Marketing

BLAO740 ManagerialEconomics Credit3


ManagerialEconomicsisamodelbuildingandproblemsolvingcourse.Economicanalysisisusedindecision
makingcontext.Thecoursebridgesthegapbetweenpurely abstractmicroeconomictheoryandmanagerial
practice.Variousquantitativemethodsareintegratedwithbasicmicroeconomicconceptsthatarerelevantto
decisionmakingwithinboththeprivateandpublicsectors.Theimportanceofmarginalanalysisisstressed
throughout.

BLAO741 IssuesinOperationsManagement Credit3


Thiscoursecoversbothmanufacturingandserviceindustriesanddealswithamultitudeofactivitiesneededto
produceorprocessgoodsandservicesintheprivateandpublicsectors.Thecourseemphasizestheproduction
andoperationsactivitiesofbusinessesandpublicagencies.

BLAO742 SeminarinStrategicManagement Credit3


Thiscourseoffersspecialtopicsdealingwithimportantissuesinstrategicmanagement.The courseemphasizes
globalandtechnologicalperspectivesofstrategicmanagementissues.
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BLAO743 InternationalManagement Credit3


Thiscourseoffersanindepthstudyofproblemsofoperatingacrossmultiplepoliticalandculturalboundaries.
Topicsincludetheoryandpracticeoftheinternationalbusiness,globalcompetition,organizingforglobal
operations,marketentry,innovations,andcomparativemanagement.PrerequisitesBLAO742

BLAO744 OrganizationalChangeTheory Credits3


Thiscourseprovidestheconceptualframeworksandtoolstoleadandorchestrateorganizationalchange.
Severalleadingtheoriesandmodelsusedinmanagementoforganizationalchangearepresented. Thecourse
includesdetailedanalysesoforganizationsas systems,organizationalleadershipandchange Studentswill
completeaselfassessmentonhis/herchangeleadershipcapabilitiesBLAO701R,702R705

BLAO745 AdvancedDecisionSupportSystems. Credit3


Thiscourseoffersananalysisoftechniques involvedinthedevelopmentofcomputerbasedsystemsdesigned
tohelpmanagersindecisionmakingandproblemsolvingprocesses.Topicsincludeassessmentoftechnology
available,discussionofthedesignandimplementationofsuchsystems.Prerequisites:BLAO744

BLAO750 MarketingManagement Credit3


Ananalysisofallaspectsofthemarketingfunctionsandthefirm,includingsuchbasicmanagerialtasksas
analysisofconsumerdemand,selectionofmarkettargets,decidingonstrategies,andcombiningthevarious
marketingtoolsinthemarketingmix,i.e.,productofferings,pricing,promotion,anddistribution.

BLAO751 EmergingIssuesinMarketing Credit3


Thiscourseexposesstudentstotheroleofmarketinginamodernorganization.Studentswillexaminethe
intellectualunderpinningsofmarketingasadisciplinebyexaminingthedevelopmentofmarketingtheories
frombothahistoricalaswellasphilosophicalbasis.

BLAO752 ProductPlanningSeminar Credit3


Thisseminarexaminesusefulquantitativemodelsandmethodsrelevanttoproductplanningandpricing,and
promotion.Topicsincludeanalysisandmeasurementofmultiattributepreferencestructures,information
search,productpositioning,brandandcustomerequity,newproductintroduction,marketstructuring,andnew
productdiffusion.Prerequisites:BLAO750,BLAO751

BLAO753 BehavioralResearchinMarketing Credit3


Thisseminaremphasizescoverageofthemajorresearchworkcarriedoutinconsumerbehavior.Itwill expose
studentstothecuttingedgeinconsumerbehavior,psychologyandneuroscienceandgivestudentsagoodgrasp
ofwhatittakestobeasuccessfulacademicinthefieldofconsumerbehavior.BLAO752

BLAO754 QuantitativeResearchinMarketing: Credit3


StrategicModelsandMethods
Thisseminarwillreviewmajorcontributionsandrecentdevelopmentsinmarketingwithaparticularemphasis
onthestrategicinteractionsbetweenfirms.Itexamineshowfirmscrafttheirproduct,pricing,advertising,sales
force,andchannelstrategiestocreateandsustaincompetitiveadvantage.Amainpurposeofthecourseisto
generatenewideas,newresearchtopics,andnewapplicationsforexistingconceptsandtheories.
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BLAO755 TheoriesofAttitude&Persuasion Credit3


Thiscoursewillprovideanoverviewofrecentresearchonattitudesandpersuasion.Contentwillincludebroad
coverageoftheissuesofmajorimportancetoattitudetheory,butwillfocusonmorerecentissuesand
controversiesthathavecapturedtheinterestofresearchersinthefield.Studentswhotakethiscoursewill
becomefamiliarwithresearchmethodsandmajorissuesinattitudesresearchandwillhaveabetter
understandingofhowindividualsform,maintain,andchangetheirevaluations. Prerequisites:BLAO753,754

Semester4(SummerResidency2)

BLAO705R BehavioralResearchMethods Credit3


Emphasisisondesigningqualitativeresearchproposals,interviewing,andcollecting,analyzinginterpretingand
reportingqualitativedata.Avarietyofqualitativetechniquesareexplored.

BLAO706R EmpiricalResearchMethods Credit3


Anexplorationofquantitativeresearchmethodswithemphasisonsurveyanalysisandinthenonparametric
statisticaltechniquesthatareusedtointerpretsurveys. Avarietyofquantitativetechniquesareaddressed.

BLAO 707R PreProposalPresentation Credit3


Courseisdedicatedtothedevelopmentoftheproposeddissertationtopic.Selectionofthedissertation
committeeandanunderstandingofthedissertationprocess.Prerequisites:BLAO705R,BLAO706R

Semester5(Fall2)

BLAO800 DissertationI Credits8


Thissemesterisdedicatedtothepassingthecomprehensiveexaminations,submittinganddefendingthe
dissertationproposalandthedevelopmentofajournalarticlethatcanbepublishedintheSchoolofBusiness
JournalofBusinessandFinanceResearch. Includesanextensivewrittenrequirement.Prerequisites:completion
ofallcoursework

Semester6(Spring2)

BLAO810 DissertationII Credits424


Studentsregisterduringtheperiodofworkinprocessforamaximumof24credithourstowardthesuccessful
completionanddefenseofthedissertationresearch.Includesanextensivewrittenonlinerequirement.Maybe
repeatedforcreditasnecessarytocompletethedissertationprocess.Prerequisite:BLAO800