Dissertation III – BUSI 989

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

Course Description

This course is the final step in for doctoral candidates in the process of developing and completing their research study and dissertation. Doctoral candidates will conduct their field study and complete Chapter 4, Data Analysis and Results as well as Chapter 5, Conclusions. Finally, doctoral candidates will combine all chapters to form their dissertation manuscript in preparation for their dissertation defense.

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

Rationale

BUSI 989, Dissertation III, is the third step for DBA doctoral candidates to develop and complete the dissertation. It provides a focused study on the data gathering, data analysis, and reporting necessary to demonstrate the results of the research study.

 

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Collect, analyze, and manage relevant data in support of the research study.
  2. Draw relevant conclusions from data analysis and determine potential responses to the business problem for the research study.
  3. Develop potential methods for applying knowledge gained from the research study to business and organizational practice.
  4. Develop a complete Dissertation.
  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 (9)

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 12: The Research Proposal w/IRB Approval
Task 12: The Research Proposal w/IRB Approval - Admin Review
Task 13: Presentation of the Findings
Task 13: Presentation of the Findings - Committee Review
Task 13: Presentation of the Findings - Admin Review
Task 14: Supporting Material
Task 15: Section 3, Application to Professional Practice
Task 16: Draft Dissertation & Updates