The doctoral program in Management is a highly selective full-time program that trains students for academic careers in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, and Strategy. One of the key strengths of this program is its breadth. Students are encouraged to work with faculty beginning in their first semester, and to explore the diverse array of theories, problems, and methods that comprise management research. We encourage students to identify their own research interests through coursework and collaboration with our faculty.
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|BUS 87201||Organization Theory|
|BUS 88500||Research Methods I|
|MGT 88000||Practical Development Seminar|
|STAT 70000||Statistics I|
|STAT 70050||Statistics II|
|MGT 88000||Theories of Entrepreneurship|
|MGT 88000||Special Topics in OB: Personality in Organizations|
|MGT 74300||Strategic Management|
|PSYC or BUS 87400A||Organizational Psychology or Seminar in Organization Behavior I|
|PSYC 76000||Research Methods II|
|BUS 80000||Philosophy of Science|
|MGT 88000||Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: Community Economic Development|
|MGT 88000||Special Topics in Strategy: Cross-cultural Management|
|First Comprehensive Examination|
|Second Comprehensive Examination||Position Paper|
|Electives (if student does not hold a masters)|
|Dissertation Proposal Defense|
|Electives (if student does not hold a masters)|
MGT 88000 – Special Topics Seminars
Practical Development Seminar
The Practical Development Doctoral Seminar is designed to facilitate students’ transition to an academic career and resources available at the Zicklin School of Business and Baruch College. The scope and coverage of the seminar are designed to reflect the important areas in academia such as research, teaching and service. Students will be exposed to guest speakers from different disciplines, fields and Baruch offices to introduce them to the academic environment and culture. We will use a variety of methods and activities to expand our knowledge and build a community and support system. As a research seminar, it is expected that students will learn to build on and integrate readings and knowledge from prior academic experiences.
Theories in Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is a major aspect of our economy that offers many employment opportunities as well as income and wealth accumulation for diverse groups within our population. This course introduces students to entrepreneurship theories and applies theories from other management areas, such as OB and strategy, to the entrepreneurship context. Students are exposed to research on small and family business as well as family-controlled public firms.
Dynamics of Competition, Industry Structure and Corporate Strategy
The primary focus of this seminar is to develop an understanding, amongst the students, of a company’s external competitive environment, which largely determines the constraints and opportunities to develop a viable corporate strategy. These external competitive factors include, among others,
- A definition of relevant markets, i.e., international, regional and national; emerging economies, high growth economies, and mature economies;
- Industry structure, concentration within the industry, and intensity of competition within and between industries;
- Regulatory environment (national – host country and home country, regional and global – that defines the parameters within which industry members compete with each other;
- The nature of risk – financial, environmental, and socio-political – that would impact industry members’ cost of capital, risk adjusted profitability, and ability to conduct business operations in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
Personality in Organizations
The influence of personality variables on work attitudes and behaviors has been well established empirically. In applied organizational settings, measurement of personality is becoming more prevalent than ever. Frameworks informed by personality traits provide an important avenue for understanding, explaining, and predicting individual and team behaviors. In this seminar, we start out by learning about prevalent personality theories and the basics of reliable personality measurement. We then discuss issues of validity – construct-validity (convergent and divergent) and criterion-related validity for a variety of criteria. Finally, we address concerns about social desirability, utility, cross-cultural applications, and the potential adverse impact of personality measures at work.
BUS 80000 Philosophy of Science
This course provides a philosophical introduction to the theoretical and empirical development of scientific knowledge. The purpose of the course is to help doctoral students define a research context by addressing the purposes, assumptions, and primary components of scientific inquiry. Topics receiving attention include forms of knowledge, scientific laws, nature of theory, and ethics.
BUS 80200 Higher Education Teaching Seminar
Business U802 helps doctoral students learn about college teaching. Several faculty instructors conduct sessions treating teaching methods, preparation, evaluation, communication techniques, diversity, and common teaching problems. Students read articles, prepare case analyses, and acquire advice in response to problems they raise.
BUS 85000 Comparative International Management and Organizations
Emphasis in this course is on a comparative study of the impact of business organizations and management activities on the economy and society of a selected number of countries. The aim is to sensitize to the cultural, socioeconomic, political, and government regularity factors that influence and determine relationships between social institutions and the management of business organizations.
BUS 87200A Seminar in Organization Theory I
Organization Theory, focuses on organizational structuring and functioning. With the organization as the unit of analysis, the course examines theories and empirical research addressing organizational environments, organization designs, and organizational processes. Complementing micro organizational behavior courses, Business U872 fosters an organizational sensibility emphasizing organizations as more than simply collectives of individuals.
BUS 87200B Seminar in Organization Theory II
A detailed study of the nature, development analysis, and application of theory and models to the study of management and organization. A macro view of theory formulation, elements of theory and models, and notion of explanation and a detailed study of a series of modern theories constructs proposed. Alternative expanded schemes are proposed in order to account for organizational processes in work settings in the United States and other cultures.
BUS 87400A Seminar in Organization Behavior I
This course critically examines the meta-theoretical characteristics of contemporary theory in organizational behavior and the empirical adequacy of the theoretical constructs proposed. Alternative expanded schemes are proposed in order to account for organizational processes in work setting in the United States and other cultures.
BUS 87400B Seminar in Organization Behavior II
This course concerns itself with the effect of organizational policies, practices, and job characteristics on individuals and society. Theoretical frameworks relating to alienation, stress, and job and life satisfaction are examined, and an effort is made to develop an understanding of those conditions under which organizations may impact positively on the component elements of our society.
BUS 87700 Behavioral Science Foundations I
Deals with the individual and small-group behavior in organizations. Covers material dealing with attitude and performance of organizational participants and such issues as leadership style, personnel, attitude, and motivation. Emphasizes the psychological approach to behavior.
BUS 87800 Behavioral Science Foundations II
A continuation of Behavioral Science Foundations I (BUS U 877). The emphasis is on the organization as a unit of analysis as well as the organizational system at large. The approach is sociopolitical in nature, emphasizing the ecological and environmental impacts on organizational system at large. The approach is sociopolitical in nature, emphasizing the ecological and environmental impacts on organizations.
BUS 88500 Research Method I
An intensive survey of behavioral science research methods as applied particularly to the study of organizations and as applied particularly to the study of organizations. Students complete projects utilizing a number of methods, perform both primary and secondary data analysis utilizing major computer software packages, and prepare a complete research proposal, including literature review and sample and measurement selection in an area of relevance to organizations.
BUS 88600 Research Method II
An intensive survey of major analytical techniques applicable to research in organizational behavior. Students apply concepts and skills developed in BUS U885 in performing a variety of analyses and data-handling techniques. Particular attention is given to the assumptions, limitations, and misapplications of the various techniques as well as to the proper interpretation of results. Students implement the research proposal developed in BUS U885 by collecting and/or analyzing appropriate data and preparing a final research paper.
BUS 88900 Seminar in Contemporary Business Research
A seminar in which students and faculty discuss and analyze contemporary research and research methodology in the various business specializations. Particular attention is paid to ongoing or proposed research by faculty and students. All student dissertation proposals are formally presented in this seminar.
PSYC 77302 Organization Psychology
This course is designed for graduate students as an introduction to Organizational Psychology. This course will provide an overview of the research in the field and expose students to a variety of topics and viewpoints. The learning goals of the course are to read, discuss, and integrate research on organizational psychology to gain an understanding of the field.
MGT U74300 Strategic Management I
The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to the principal theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches researchers use to explore the field of strategic management. Broadly speaking, research in strategy focuses (primarily) on explaining the economic conduct and performance of firms. An illustrative list of the issues addressed in strategy research includes identifying the profit potential of industries, exploring relationships between firm scale, scope, and performance, and understanding the managerial and organizational determinants of firm and business-level outcomes. Strategic management is a complex yet interesting area to study. It will challenge your conceptual skills and your capacity to integrate a broad, diverse, and multidisciplinary body of knowledge and language. It will provide frameworks that will help in understanding the content of organizational strategy, as well as the processes of strategy formulation and implementation. Any course is a compromise between breadth and depth of coverage. This tension between two goods influences the range of topics to include and exclude, as well as the specific readings to include and exclude. Hopefully, however, the choices made in designing this course provide a fundamental background in strategic management and will permit you to approach the ever-growing literature in this field from a sophisticated per