The courses with their domain specific origin are differently positioned to develop skills in understanding and analysing as well as creating and applying.
• Understanding and analysing are addressed by discussing the theoretical foundations of the domains and fundamental methods.
• Creating and applying are developed by theory building and developing tools to analyse specific social and economic phenomena.
The following table indicates which skills are developed in the different courses. The main skills are highlighted and the table is not meant to be complete, but illustrative. For the specific content of each individual course please refer to the individual syllabus.
Understand & Analyze
· Multivariate Analysis
· Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management
· Management Theories
· Business Process Management & Innovation
· Social Network Analysis·
Create & Apply
· Qualitative Research Methods & Theory Building
· Design Science
· Statistical Learning & Analytics
· Social Network Analysis
· Quantitative Research Methods & Design and Analysis of Experiments
Research Domain Integration:
The integration of the three research domains is implemented on the course level. This integration enables students to achieve the necessary in depth knowledge about their research domain while learning about related domains to formulate creative and novel research questions.
The following table indicates the connection of topics covered in the courses with the three research domains. It is a collection of topics that is not meant to be complete, but illustrative. For the specific content of each individual course please refer to the individual syllabus.
MGT719 QUANT METH
Field survey design
MGT721 QUAL METH
Action research design
Case study Design
Text analysis (based on grounded theory)
MGT711 ENTREPRENEUR & INNOVATION
Business models (e-business)
Opportunity, technology strategy
Structural hole theory
MGT726 DESIGN SCIENCE
Design science (Hevner)
Models of preferential attachment
MGT787 STAT LRNING
Classification methods (data mining)
Relational learning (Bayesian & Markovian models)
MGT753 MGT THEORIES
Theory of planned behavior
Social network theory
MGT735 ECON FOUND
Value of information
MGT786 SOC NETWORK
At the Howe School, we take advantage of our small size to deliver two distinctive benefits: personalized attention and a curriculum customized to fit your needs. You can expect to get more time interacting with faculty members than you would get in most other PhD environments.
As you progress in your doctoral study, you will need to set your own goals to maintain momentum. It is now that you develop the work ethic and drive needed to succeed in academia.
During their years of formal study students enroll in seminars, covering specialized areas of research, that familiarize them with the current literatures in these areas, and that provide a basis for identifying potential dissertation topics. Research seminars are currently offered in the following areas: