Curriculum 2016-12-30T14:40:19+00:00

The program consists of five inter-related areas – core, specialization, research methodology and statistics, minor, and the dissertation.

The program has five areas of specialization: Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, Marketing, Management, and Supply Chain Management.

The curriculum is comprised of 74 credits of coursework, including a minimum of 18 credits of business graduate coursework that must be completed before admission to the PhD program (see: Academic Prerequisites). It is expected that students will require a minimum four years to complete the program.

Students must complete at least one area of specialization.

Course Modules Courses Credit Hours
Required Graduate Work for Admission 18
PhD Core 2 6

Area of Specialization


6 14
Minor Area 3 9
Research Methods 4 12
Dissertation 4 12
Elective 1 3