Dissertation II – BUSI 988

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 01/31/2022

Course Description

This course is the second step for doctoral candidates in the process of developing and completing their research study and dissertation. Doctoral candidates will complete Chapter 2, Literature Review and Chapter 3, Methodology and combine them with Chapter 1 to form their research proposal. Candidates will also conduct their research proposal defense and submit their research to the IRB for review.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


BUSI 988 is the second step for DBA doctoral candidates to develop and complete the dissertation. It provides a focused study of the methodology that will be employed in the research study.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

CLO 1. Determine the most appropriate research method and design for the proposed research study.

CLO 2. Develop the research methodology necessary to conduct the research study.

CLO 3. Develop the appropriate data collection tools for the given research method and design.

CLO 4. Develop and defend a Research Proposal for the Dissertation.

CLO 5. Interpret the research study in relation to a Christian worldview.

Course Assignment

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

Discussion: Progress Reports (15)

Students will submit weekly progress reports throughout the course.

Dissertation Guide: Tasks (10)

The Dissertation is broken up into tasks to help the student move through the process efficiently. Please review each task carefully before submitting it to avoid needless submit / review / revision cycles.

  • Task 1: Bullet Point Outline
  • Task 7: Section 1, Foundation of the Study with Literature Review
  • Task 7: Section 1, Foundation of the Study with Literature Review - Admin Review
  • Task 8: The Research
  • Task 9: Participants, Populations, and Sampling
  • Task 10: Data Collection and Analysis
  • Task 11: Section 2, The Project
  • Task 11: Section 2, The Project - Committee Review
  • Task 11: Section 2, The Project - Admin Review
  • Task 12: The Research Proposal, Proposal Defense, & IRB Submission