Comprehensive Exam and Research Concept – BUSI 885

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course will focus on students completing a comprehensive exam, preparing a Concept Paper, and preparing students for their applied doctoral research project. (Formerly BUSI 785)

BUSI 700 and BUSI 710 and (BUSI 715 or BUSI 815) and (BUSI 720 or BUSI 820) and BUSI 730 and BUSI 740 and BUSI 750 and BUSI 755 and BUSI 760 and BUSI 770


BUSI 885 serves as the bridge course for the DBA Program, providing the necessary steps and activities needed to transition from the taking of courses to the production of a doctoral‐level research project. As such, it is not a capstone course, but a bridge course.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop a Problem Statement for a viable Doctoral Level Research Project based upon current literature.
  2. Develop a viable Doctoral Level Research Concept related to the student’s cognate.
  3. Integrate the Christian worldview with the practice of business research.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module 1.