This course provides an orientation to doctoral-level study in Business. The orientation provides an overview of areas related to doctoral studies including time and organizational management skills, writing skills, and research skills.
Successful completion of this course is part of the admission requirements to the doctoral program.
To have been accepted into the DBA program
Heppner, P. P., & Heppner, M. J. (2004). Writing and publishing your thesis, dissertation & research: A guide for students in the helping professions. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
Develop a clear time management and organizational management regimen.
Utilize critical components for developing a scholarly writing voice.
Identify plagiarism and the seriousness of plagiarism as an academic offense.
Apply APA formatting to scholarly activities.
Demonstrate scholarly writing by composing an argument and supporting it with research.
Use the CSU Online Library for locating peer-reviewed journal articles.
Examine the Ten Strategic Points of empirical research articles.
Upon completion of this course, the students will earn one (1) hour of college credit. However, a transcript will not be issued after this course is completed, as this is a non-transferable credit.
1. Unit Learning Objectives: Each unit contains Unit Learning Objectives that specify the measurable skills and knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit.
2. Unit Lesson: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses unit material.
3. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from one or more chapters from the textbook and other sources. Suggested Further Readings are listed in Unit II. The readings themselves are not provided in the course, but students are encouraged to read the resources listed if the opportunity arises as they have valuable information that expands upon the lesson material.
4. Learning Activities (Non-Graded): These non-graded Learning Activities are provided in Unit I to aid students in their course of study.
5. Key Terms: Key Terms are provided in Unit IV and are intended to guide students in their course of study.
Students should pay particular attention to Key Terms as they represent important concepts within the unit material and reading.
DBA 7000, Doctoral Student Orientation
6. Discussion Boards: Discussion Boards are a part of all CSU term courses. Information and specifications regarding these assignments are provided in the Academic Policies listed in the Course Menu bar.
7. Unit Quizzes: This course contains four Unit Quizzes, one to be completed at the end of each unit. Quizzes are used to give students quick feedback on their understanding of the unit material and are composed of multiplechoice questions.
8. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units I-IV. Specific information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below.
9. Ask the Professor: This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or course content related questions.
10. Student Break Room: This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates.
Unit I Scholarly Activity
Create a weekly schedule from Sunday to Saturday in which you establish time for family, work, leisure, academics, civic/social responsibilities, faith, and rest. Click here to download a schedule template.
The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to begin managing your time by preparing a schedule of your responsibilities and daily activities. By doing so, you not only increase the likelihood of enjoying your time in this program, but also enjoying the other important parts of your life.