Program Director: Kenneth Swansi
The program is designed to fulfill the AIIAS Mission by
The graduates of this program will have the following competencies
All students must meet the following, in addition to the general AIIAS admission criteria:
The department will evaluate each student’s application and make the final determination as to whether a prerequisite has been met.
The program will require 22-24 months of full-time coursework on campus. After this time of study is complete, the student must successfully pass a comprehensive examination and write and defend a dissertation.
All students must demonstrate proficiency in Word Processing and Computer Spreadsheets through an examination administered by the Business Department no later than 6 months or 12 credits into the program.
The program committee will evaluate all students once a year. The committee will evaluate the student’s academic achievement, research activities, and overall professional growth for satisfactory progress. A student who receives more than one negative evaluation will be dropped from the program.
All students must teach at least one business course while enrolled in the PhD program and receive evaluations for the class(es) that indicate they were effectively taught. The course could be a formal academic course, or alternatively some other form of professional training, or some combination of both, but each plan to meet this requirement must receive prior approval from the program committee.
The total program duration is estimated as follows:
The curriculum of the PhD in Business degree is made up of 66 semester hours of coursework as explained below. To be awarded the degree the student must satisfactorily meet the following requirements:
|research and Cognate||12|
|Doctor of Philosophy in Business Curriculum|
|Business Core||21 units|
|Complete the following seven courses|
|BUAD 730||Quality & Knowledge Management (3 units)|
|BUAD 778||Advanced Management Decision Tools (3 units)|
|BUAD 785||Leadership and Corporate Governance (3 units)|
|ECON 765||Advanced Economic Theory (3 units)|
|LEAD 890||Seminar in Biblical Perspectives on Business Issues (3 units)|
|MGMT 720||Management Thought and Philosophy (3)|
|MGMT 725||Change and Crisis Management (3 units)|
|Education Cognate||6 units|
|CHPH 872||Philosophy: An Adventist Perspective (3 units)|
|EDFN 515||Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3)|
Electives for Emphasis
Electives may be chosen from Management, Finance, HRM, IT or Accounting
|Courses for Emphasis|
|BUAD 793||Advanced Readings in _ (3 units)|
|BUAD 895||Directed Research in _ (3 units)|
|*Consult the program director|
|Research and Cognate||12 units|
|RESM 715||Advanced Statistics (3 units)|
|RESM 740||Qualitative Research Methods (3)|
|RESM 745||Construction of Scales and Survey Instruments (3 units)|
Applied Qualitative Research (3) or
RESM 752 Multivariate Analysis (3)
|BUAD 897||Proposal Writing (3)|
|BUAD 898||PhD Dissertation (12 units)|
|TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS||