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Long Range Course Schedule

Year One, Fall Semester

DBA 810:  Measurement and Research Design

4 credits

This course provides an overview of the topics in business research areas from a measurement and research design perspective. The course is necessary to provide students with the necessary skills to conduct their own original research.  In addition to research designs, the course will discuss theory and hypothesis testing, measurement of constructs, publication strategies, and various special topics in empirical research.

DBA 860: Scientific Inquiry in Business

4 Credits

This course purpose is to provide students with an understanding of basic principles of scientific research pertinent to business research.  The course will examine science mainly from a positivist perspective.  However, other approaches such as interpretive research elements such as ethnography and hermeneutics will also be discussed.  The basic theme across these different perspectives is that the practice of research for university researchers is distinct from everyday research done in a practitioner setting.  A scientific approach to research implies the recognition of certain gaps in the literature that is addressed through specific approaches. The critical objective of the course will be to help students understand the research process and enable them to identify a personal research interest.


You will learn about 1) Formulating the research problem, 2) Developing an appropriate literature review, 3) Developing theory to build propositions and hypotheses, 4) Learning about the various approaches to test hypotheses, 5) The craft of writing papers and 6) Practicing engaged scholarship.

DBA 800: Seminar in Contemporary Business

1 credit

The seminar in contemporary business issues allows program participants to explore current issues facing business professionals and consider ways to apply DBA activities and ideas to their current and future professions.

Year One, Spring Semester

DBA 820: Applied Regression Analysis

4 Credits, Prerequisite: DBA 810

DBA 820 is a course about regression, a widely used data analysis technique in business research. Students will learn how to use regression to analyze a variety of real world problems. Emphasis will be placed on analysis of actual datasets. Topics covered include simple linear regression, multiple regression, prediction, variable selection, residual diagnostics, instrumental variables, logistic regression and panel data methods.  Students will read and critically evaluate research articles that utilize the methods covered in this class. 

DBA 870: Micro Issues in Business

4 Credits

This course provides an overview of the topics and research in behavioral fields from different domains in business. The focus is on explaining individual behaviors across a number of business functions such as consumer behavior in marketing, organizational behavior in management, and behavioral research in finance.  The phenomena of interest typically deals with a behavior or performance outcome measured at the individual or group level.  It may also be an organizational level outcome studied as a function of the individual or small group.  Each topic is introduced through a review of seminal theories which are then reinforced with current research that applies and/or tests these theories.

The primary purpose of the course is to expose students to key micro level areas as they apply to business research.  This course should help students understand this perspective and determine whether they want to pursue personal areas of research interests in this domain.

DBA 800: Seminar in Contemporary Business

1 credit

The seminar in contemporary business issues allows program participants to explore current issues facing business professionals and consider ways to apply DBA activities and ideas to their current and future professions.

Year one, Summer Semester

DBA 830: Forecasting and Time Series Analysis

3 credits, Prerequisite: DBA 820

This course introduces the theory and practice of time series analysis and other forecasting models, with an emphasis on practical skills. Having completed this course, students will be able to model and forecast a time series as well as read papers from the literature and start to do original research in time series analysis. Topics covered in this class include the fundamental concepts in time series, stationary and non-stationary models, forecasting, VAR models and Co-integration.

DBA 970: Directed Study

3 credits (repeatable for up to 9 credits), Prerequisite: DBA 870

This course gives students the ability to conduct and in-depth study of the topics they are interested in and work closely with a faculty member. Students develop an integrated review paper that provides an overview of the state of knowledge, identify gaps in the literature and propose interesting research directions.

Year Two, Fall Semester

DBA 840: Applied Multivariate Methods

4 credits, Prerequisite: DBA 820

This course covers multivariate data analysis with an emphasis on applications for business and market research. The course compares and contrasts many different multivariate techniques. The course emphasizes applications of multivariate analysis from a conceptual viewpoint as well as research design. This course provides an overview of multivariate methods, differences between the methods and the application of these methods in the academic literature.

DBA 880: Macro Issues in Business

4 credits

This course provides an overview of the topics in business research areas from a macro perspective. The focus is on explaining macro-level behaviors across a number of business functions such as strategic management, marketing strategy and macro finance.  The phenomena of interest typically deals with a behavior or performance outcome measured at the collective or macro level.  The macro level often refers to units of analysis such as companies or industries or countries.  Each topic is introduced through a review of seminal theories which are then reinforced with current research that applies and/or tests these theories.

The primary purpose of the course is to expose students to key macro level areas as they apply to business research.  This course should help students understand this perspective and determine whether they want to pursue personal areas of research interests in this domain.

DBA 800: Seminar in Contemporary Business

1 credit

The seminar in contemporary business issues allows program participants to explore current issues facing business professionals and consider ways to apply DBA activities and ideas to their current and future professions.

Year Two, Spring Semester

DBA 850: Contemporary Research Methods

4 credits,

This course will consider the research interests of the student cohort, discuss their dissertation proposals and identify the research methods needed to successfully execute their dissertation. The identified methods and other contemporary research methods will be discussed in this class. 

DBA 910: Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Global Issues in Business

3 credits

This course builds on the micro and macro business courses to provide an overview of the intersection between the two different domains in business. Most business scholars agree that future contributions will hedge on examination of such multilevel approaches.   This course will use the themes of entrepreneurship, technology and global issues in business to examine such intersections.  The course will then explore different multilevel areas of management, marketing and finance. This course is critical as it will provide DBA students with a key understanding of areas related to the intersection of the micro and macro aspects of business.

The primary purpose of the course is to expose students to key multilevel areas as they apply to technology, entrepreneurship and global business research.  This course should help students understand this perspective and determine whether they want to pursue personal areas of research interests in this domain.

DBA 800: Seminar in Contemporary Business

2 credits

The seminar in contemporary business issues allows program participants to explore current issues facing business professionals and consider ways to apply DBA activities and ideas to their current and future professions.

Year Two, Summer Semester

DBA 970: Directed Study

3 credits (repeatable for up to 9 credits), Prerequisite: DBA 870

This course gives students the ability to conduct and in-depth study of the topics they are interested in and work closely with a faculty member. Students develop an integrated review paper that provides an overview of the state of knowledge, identify gaps in the literature and propose interesting research directions.

Program Portfolio Due

Year Three, Fall Semester

DBA 988: Dissertation

6 credits (repeatable for up to 30 credits), Prerequisite: 45 DBA Credits

Students develop essays to investigate business problems that are of strategic importance to a firm/organization. A dissertation proposal must be completed and approved by the student's dissertation committee before the student moves on to collect data in the area of research. A final defense before the dissertation committed is required. Students can repeat dissertation credits for up to 30 credits.

Year Three, Spring Semester

DBA 988: Dissertation

6 credits (repeatable for up to 30 credits), Prerequisite: 45 DBA Credits

Students develop essays to investigate business problems that are of strategic importance to a firm/organization. A dissertation proposal must be completed and approved by the student's dissertation committee before the student moves on to collect data in the area of research. A final defense before the dissertation committed is required. Students can repeat dissertation credits for up to 30 credits.

Year Three, Summer Semester

DBA 988: Dissertation

3 credits (repeatable for up to 30 credits), Prerequisite: 45 DBA Credits

Students develop essays to investigate business problems that are of strategic importance to a firm/organization. A dissertation proposal must be completed and approved by the student's dissertation committee before the student moves on to collect data in the area of research. A final defense before the dissertation committed is required. Students can repeat dissertation credits for up to 30 credits.

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Hyland Hall
809 W. Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190

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