Course for the various programs are listed below along with course descriptions. This page may be amended without prior warning.


Quantitative Research Methods For Doctoral Candidates
Code: Res-Quant-D, Duration: 12 Weeks

This course is designed to prepare D. Phil. graduate students with the core knowledge and skills for designing quantitative, academic and applied, research in business and management, including understanding data analysis and applying statistical concepts. The course aims to give students an in-depth understanding of key concepts and principles of research design in business and management, including the importance and process of identification of researchable problems and ethical implications of conducting quantitative research and producing knowledge for better decision making. Students will have the opportunities to understand different ways of applying, testing, and constructing theories, different techniques of research design, and a battery of statistical techniques in business and management research. Students will also use statistical software to calculate statistics data and interpret and present results. They will apply the learned knowledge and skills by developing a quantitative research project.


Qualitative Research Methods For Doctoral Candidates
Course Code: Res-Qual-D, Duration: 12 Weeks

This course is designed to prepare D. Phil. graduate students with the core knowledge and skills for designing qualitative, academic and applied, research in business and management, including understanding of data coding and analysis techniques. In this course, students explore the nature of qualitative inquiry; fieldwork strategies and the nature of observation; approaches to phenomenological research methods. Students will also explore and perform an in-depth study of case-based research approach. They use software to code data and interpret and present result. The key focus is on learning and appreciation of qualitative research methods- how to effectively design, conduct, and present a research study using these qualitative approaches.


Mixed Research Methods For Doctoral Candidates
Course Code: Res-Mixed-D, Duration: 12 Weeks

This course is designed to prepare doctoral students with the core knowledge and skills for designing mixed-methods research in the context of applied management. Students gain an understanding of the types of mixed-methods designs and how to select the most appropriate approach for their research projects. Gaining an understanding of both the quantitative and qualitative research methods prepare students well to appreciate and apply mix-methods approach. The course emphasizes integrating quantitative and qualitative elements into mixed-methods research methodology; practice in data analysis; and integration of qualitative and quantitative data within a research write-up. Students will demonstrate the understanding of mixed-methods approach by developing a truly mixed-methods research plan that appropriately incorporates qualitative and quantitative elements. Through the use of readings, assignments, and a research project, students will build upon their existing skills and knowledge and develop the critical competency in choosing and applying appropriate mixed-methods research approach and tools upon which to develop transferable skills and capabilities for managing applied research projects through professional practice.


Doctoral Research Proposal Perfecting Module
Course Code: RPP-600, Duration: Between 8 and 16 Weeks

It is important to understand that the research proposal is a tool. The tool is used by the candidate to get the research idea across to the evaluation committee in as clear and concise a manner as possible. What this means is that every sentence counts and must be well written and well thought-out. There is no room for redundancy or ill conceived paragraphs. You are your document and you will be judge by its level of quality. This module assists the Doctoral Candidate in structuring his/her 25-page research proposal in order to provide a basis from which the first phase of the research may flow. No Doctoral candidate may commence their actual research phase without their research proposal being approved and authorized by the administration.


Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation Research Module
Course Code: Res-Diss, Duration: 24 to 36 Months

This module represents the research component for all Doctor of Philosophy candidates. This module follows the completion of the research methods modules (quantitative & qualitative) and the research proposal perfecting module. This module is split between 2 parts. The first part “Thesis Part A” sees the research Candidate perfect the first 3 chapters of the dissertation to a draft level along with the perfection of the questionnaire to be used in the field research. The first 3 chapters along with the questionnaire must be perfected to the point that it can be submitted as the equivalent for the Master-in-Passing degree. Thus, all formatting, referencing, style and content must pass at the M.Phil. level. At this point, the partial dissertation only addresses the theoretical gap in knowledge and what will be research within the field research component once the Master-in-Passing is approved by the school. At the completion of the Thesis Part A” the Introduction, Literature Review & Critique as well as the Methodology sections are considered sufficiently completed.

“Thesis Part B” sees the Candidate move their research into the field where the completion of the data allocation, analysis, synthesis, model generation and unique contribution of the dissertation takes place. The completion of the “Thesis Part B” component sees the final dissertation completed into submission form clean of any grammatical, typographical, formatting, style and content errors. Upon completion of the “Thesis Part B” component the Candidate is ready to defend the dissertation in front of the Defense Committee.


Course Title: D.Phil. Doctoral Defense Module
Course Code: Res-Def, Duration: 2 Months

This modules prepares the Doctor of Philosophy Candidate for the defense of their Research. Candidates are to defend their research by way of a 1 hour viva-voce in front of the Defense Committee. In order to do this adequately they must prepare a powerpoint presentation outlining their research and its unique contribution to the academic field.


Business Innovation & Change
Course Code: DOAM-640, Duration: 12 Weeks

This modules addresses the intersect of innovation and change within the enterprise. The module also addresses social and organization change and how these affect leadership. The critical aspect of how knowledge and experience are converted into processes of innovation are addressed as well as how a culture of innovation may be fostered within an organization.


Managerial Performance
Course Code: DOAM-651, Duration: 12 Weeks

This course is divided into two key segments to achieve its goals. The first provides a contemporary perspective about the effect that management has on corporate performance and the unpredictable influences that outside forces have on the enterprise. The second portion of the course examines the role that ethics have on business leaders and corporate cultures and the steps necessary to create sustainable business models and practices.


Principles of Accounting
Course Code: DOAM-655, Duration: 12 Weeks

The course is designed to examine issues surrounding judgment and decision making (JDM) in an accounting setting. JDM considerations are found throughout all accounting environments and require a synthesis of both psychology and accounting literature and research. Judgment and Decision Making in Accounting is structured around an innovative framework that provides a unique way of thinking about JDM projects and organizing JDM research. Developed based on many years of teaching and research on accounting JDM, this unique framework succinctly describes the key issues in accounting JDM research, enabling readers to more quickly assimilate the vast material related to those issues. The framework also provides a basis to help readers evaluate their own current JDM research ideas, as well as generate further research questions.


Principles of Finance
Course Code: DOAM-660, Duration: 12 Weeks

The course is designed to blend finance theory with practical decision making skills in the context of the international financial arena. Multinational firms face a variety of risks which must be identified and addressed through the variety of risk management tools and financial instruments available. Through the use of readings, assignments, case analyses and a research paper, students will build upon their existing skills and knowledge and develop a strong foundation upon which to address the international financial opportunities and challenges present today. The course is broken into six sections as follows: Section 1 – Foreign Exchange Markets and Risks; Section 2 – International Parity Conditions and Exchange Rate Determination; Section 3 – International Capital Markets; Section 4 – International Corporate Finance; Section 5 – Managing Ongoing Operations; Section 6 – Foreign Currency Derivatives.


Marketing In The Digital Era
Course Code: DOAM-665, Duration: 12 Weeks

Put on your running shoes and get ready to race into the digital future. This module focuses on the strategic aspects and practical application of digital transformation and marketing in the digital era, which forms a significant aspect of marketing today. Candidates will review and appraise digital marketing from a strategic, technological, social, theoretical and applied perspective. The Digital Marketing module will focus on the following areas: 1. The concepts and theories that underpin digital marketing approaches, and their relationship to conventional marketing, 2. Digital transformation and the demands for focus of attention on experiences and outcomes, 3.Digital marketing strategies and planning, 4.Marketing channels and characteristics from a digital marketing perspective, 5. Frugal innovation – implementing sustainable practices for the future, such as the production of waste-free products, 6. Critical skills for the future marketeer in the digital economy.


Course Title: Managerial Economics
Course Code: DOAM-670, Duration: 12 Weeks

The course is designed to provide an introduction to international managerial economics of the firm and to examine the main principles of the international business in the twentieth and 21st century. After taking this course students will be familiar with topics that include the development of managerial economics in domestic and the international settings such us the issues of allocation of resources in the economy through the market forces of supply and demand, quantitative demand analysis, pricing strategies in domestic and international markets. In addition we will consider the settings of international business: regional and global strategies, the role of multinational enterprise and the impact of market and non-market environment in international business settings. Finally we will cover the current academic articles on relevant topics and develop our own views on the set of selected topics.


Production Management
Course Code: DOAM-675, Duration: 12 Weeks

This course is designed to demonstrate the methods, models, and techniques of efficient and effective management of all aspects of the production of manufactured and service products consistent with objectives of achieving competitiveness and success. Topics include strategy, product design, quality management and control, inventory management, lean and agile production, supply chain management, forecasting and capacity management, and aggregate planning and resource management. Other topics may be included for currency and relevancy.


Authentic Leadership
Course Code: DOAM-680, Duration: 12 Weeks

This course will provide doctoral candidates with a better understanding of organizational design structure and the intricacies of leadership. The course objectives will be achieved through focusing upon theories of ‘Organizational Behavior and Leadership’ that are fundamental for comprehending: planning, design, strategy and management. In addition, this course aims to present many of the essential behavioral, social and environmental processes that provide inspiration and motivation for human action. This course is an interactive course that requires the candidate to maintain a personal reflection journal throughout the session to gaining maximum benefit of the subject manner.


Social Issues In Management
Course Code: DOAM-685, Duration: 12 Weeks

This module will provide candidates with a better understanding of the various aspects of Social Issues in Management and how they affect the operations of organizations. The course objectives will be achieved through a focus on theories of Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics that are fundamental for the comprehension, planning, design, strategy of management in the 21st century. Furthermore, it is crucial for managers to understand the influence of CSR and Business Ethics on decision-making and how it may vary from region to region. Topics covered include: CSR, Sustainability, Business Ethics, and Stakeholder Theory, Corporate Social Innovation.


Culture & Organization
Course Code: DOAM-690, Duration: 12 Weeks

This course will provide doctoral candidates with a better understanding of organizational design structure and the management of culturally diversified teams. The course objectives will be achieved through focusing upon theories of ‘Organizational Behavior and Citizenship’ that are fundamental for comprehending: planning, design, strategy and management. Furthermore, it is crucial for international managers to understand the influence of culture on decision-making. Culture typically refers to the beliefs, ideologies, principles and values that the organization shares. In addition, this course aims to present many of the essential behavioral, social and environmental processes that provide inspiration and motivation for human action.


DOAM Strategy Capstone
Course Code: DOAM-699, Duration: 24 Weeks

The module is a review of the salient management academics that have stood the test of time, such as: Drucker, Hamel, Prahalad, Porter, Mintzberg and Collins. Strategy models that will be reviewed and discussed include: PEST, STEEP, SWOT, Experience Curve, BCG 2×2, Portfolio Theory, 5 Forces Theory, Value Chain and Core Competencies. Candidate will then apply the knowledge of the course along with the knowledge gained in the entire program into a practical situation where they must isolate an industry and analyze a candidate company for purchase by a Fortune 500 company. The student may decide to act as an internal or external consultant to the Fortune 500 company. The student must create a submission document as well as a professional presentation to the Board of Directors justifying their analysis and eventual recommendation for purchase.


Leadership of the Self
Course Code: DALC-610, Duration: 12 Weeks

This course will provide doctoral candidates with a better understanding of organizational design structure and the intricacies of leadership. The course objectives will be achieved through focusing upon theories of ‘Organizational Behavior and Leadership’ that are fundamental for comprehending: planning, design, strategy and management. In addition, this course aims to present many of the essential behavioral, social and environmental processes that provide inspiration and motivation for human action. This course is an interactive course that requires the candidate to maintain a personal reflection journal throughout the session to gaining maximum benefit of the subject manner.


Theories of Counseling
Course Code: DALC-620, Duration: 12 Weeks

This course examines the most common tenets of counseling, focusing on: underlying theoretical assumptions, key concepts, view of personality, and therapeutic interventions and outcomes. Students participating in this course will explore the role of theory in counseling practice. Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 1.Describe the theoretical models underlying the various approaches to counseling; 2.Outline the intervention techniques and practical skills associated with various schools of counseling; 3.Outline the similarities and differences among the various approaches to counseling; 4.Develop a comprehensive understanding of a range of therapeutic approaches, their key concepts and assumptions, and therapeutic goals and techniques. 5. Critically appraise the contributions and limitations of each of the therapeutic approaches.


Followership
Course Code: DALC-640, Duration: 12 Weeks

The word Follower tends to have a negative connoattion due to the lack of comprehension behind it’s meaning and important function. Moreover, the term followership is a term that has never been heard by many. This course is specifically designed as a corrective for the overemphasis on the importance of leaders. Moreover, the course unravels the misguided and under-emphasized importance that being a follower has in the organizational settings and society at large. The purpose of the course is to combine theories of leadership and followership and their sub-components to develop a new perspective through which to view the leader-follower relationship. Moreover, to understand leadership requires that we take into account those on whom power, authority, and influence are being exercised.


Coaching Psychology
Course Code: DALC-650, Duration: 12 Weeks

Coaching psychology is an applied social science research method that examines organizations and human behavior to attain effective and sustainable performance. Moreover, as an applied science it draws insight from the reciprocal relation between individual’s experiences and the work environment. Moreover, Coaching Psychology seeks to enhance the performance, productivity and quality of life of individuals and organizations. The course objectives will be achieved by learning the works of renowned theorists in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy to comprehend and apply coaching within a business setting. By the end of the course, all doctoral candidates should have developed their own preferred coaching style and ability to apply therapeutic models to practical business challenges.


Spirituality & Coaching
Course Code: DALC-660, Duration: 12 Weeks

This course aims to analyze and synthesize the questions of personal and spiritual growth. The course design highlights the role of spirituality in the emotional well-being and adjustment of individuals. Furthermore, this course introduces the candidate towards theological examination of contemporary expressions of faith. The objectives are achieved through an interdisciplinary perspective on faith and practice by converging theories of spirituality and psychology for developing the self and others. The former allows for new perspectives on spirituality and it’s importance in converting insight into action. In addition, the candidate will learn how to position themselves as both a “participant-observer” to be able to engage in reflective practices and relational learning as strategies for challenging times. The study of qualitative and hermeneutical methods will be used to analyze spirituality. Furthermore, the principle of comparative analysis will be introduced within other religions and secular culture to increase understanding and practice of spirituality. The importance of spiritual practices and the overall relationship of spirituality to the coaching and counseling process will also be considered.


Applied Leadership & Coaching Integration Module
Course Code: DALC-699, Duration: 24 Weeks

Applied leadership integrates coaching as an essential practice in business. Effective leaders to help motivate team members use coaching skills. The leader coach aims to generate high performance from each individual and the team as a whole. The leader coach provides continuous learning and adaptation techniques as a fundamental base for developing and empowering others to share leadership responsibilities according to their roles, ability and capacities. The course will introduce the leader coach process and provide opportunities through reflection papers for practice and feedback on the ability to coach others. This applied course explores the theoretical models that underpin different approaches to job coaching. Furthermore, professional development will occur in an eclectic and engaging way by combining psychological theories and models used in executive coaching with intensive skills development sessions.


Quantitative Research Methods For Graduate Candidates
Code: Res-Quant-G, Duration: 12 Weeks

This course is designed to prepare M. Phil. graduate students with the core knowledge and skills for designing quantitative, academic and applied, research in business and management, including understanding data analysis and applying statistical concepts. The course aims to give students an in-depth understanding of key concepts and principles of research design in business and management, including the importance and process of identification of researchable problems and ethical implications of conducting quantitative research and producing knowledge for better decision making. Students will have the opportunities to understand different ways of applying, testing, and constructing theories, different techniques of research design, and a battery of statistical techniques in business and management research. Students will also use statistical software to calculate statistics data and interpret and present results. They will apply the learned knowledge and skills by developing a quantitative research project.


Qualitative Research Methods For Graduate Candidates
Course Code: Res-Qual-G, Duration: 12 Weeks

This course is designed to prepare M. Phil. graduate students with the core knowledge and skills for designing qualitative, academic and applied, research in business and management, including understanding of data coding and analysis techniques. In this course, students explore the nature of qualitative inquiry; the nature of observation; approaches to phenomenological research methods. They use software to code data and interpret and present results. The key focus is on learning and appreciation of qualitative research methods, how to effectively design, conduct, and present a research study using these qualitative approaches.


Graduate Research Proposal Perfecting Module
Course Code: RPP-500, Duration: Between 8 and 12 Weeks

It is important to understand that the research proposal is a tool. The tool is used by the candidate to get the research idea across to the evaluation committee in as clear and concise a manner as possible. What this means is that every sentence counts and must be well written and well thought-out. There is no room for redundancy or ill conceived paragraphs. You are your document and you will be judge by its level of quality. This module assists the Graduate Candidate in structuring his/her research proposal in order to provide a basis from which the first phase of the research may flow. No graduate candidate may commence their actual research phase without their research proposal being approved and authorized by the administration.


Master of Philosophy Thesis Research Module
Course Code: Res-Thesis-M, Duration: 12 to 15 Months

This module represents the research component for all Master of Philosophy candidates. This module follows the completion of the research methods modules (quantitative & qualitative) and the research proposal perfecting module. This module is split between 2 parts. The first part “Thesis Part A” sees the research Candidate perfect the first 3 chapters of the dissertation to a draft level along with the perfection of the questionnaire to be used in the field research, if any. The first 3 chapters along with the questionnaire must be perfected to the point that it can be submitted and approved for the student to continue to the next phase. Thus, all formatting, referencing, style and content must be at a passing level. At this point, the partial manuscript only reviews and critiques the domain knowledge and what will be researched within the field research component. At the completion of the Thesis Part A” the Introduction, Literature Review & Critique as well as the Methodology sections are considered sufficiently completed.

“Thesis Part B” sees the Candidate move their research into the field where the completion of the data allocation, analysis and synthesis takes place. The completion of the “Thesis Part B” component sees the final thesis completed into submission form clean of any grammatical, typographical, formatting, style and content errors. Upon completion of the “Thesis Part B” component the Candidate is ready to submit the manuscript to the Administration. The candidate is not required to defend the M.Phil. thesis in front of an Academic Committee. However, if they wish they may elect to do so by informing the Administration and paying the additional fee.