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Program

To ensure sufficient background for doctoral-level courses, students must demonstrate appropriate competence in quantitative reasoning, which is evidenced through completion of ECON 4105 and BA 5000 or their equivalent. Students must also demonstrate appropriate competence in managerial communication, which is evident through completion of BA 5100 or equivalent to be determined by the Ph.D. Coordinator.

Course Requirements
The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Logistics & Supply Chain Management emphasis has requirements in four sections: Business & Research Foundation (Section I), Supporting Field (Section II), Logistics & Supply Chain Management and Other Requirements (Section IV).

I. Business & Research Foundation Requirement: 27 credit hours (9 courses)

INFSYS 5800: Management Information Systems
LOG OM 5300: Statistical Analysis for Management Decisions
BA 5900: Law, Ethics, and Business
ACCTNG 5400: Financial and Managerial Accounting
FINANCE 6500: Financial Management
MGMT 5600: Organizational Behavior
MKTG 5700: Contemporary Marketing Concepts
LOG OM 5320: Production and Operations Management
LOG OM 7300: Statistical Modeling

The first eight courses 5800, 5300, 5900, 5400, 6500, 5600, 5700, 5320 will normally be waived if students had the courses as part of an UMSL MBA, MS in IS, or MAcc degree, or had equivalent graduate course work at an institution approved by the Graduate Business Programs Office and the Ph.D. Coordinator.

II. Supporting Field Requirement: 9 credit hours

Students must take 9 credit hours of graduate level courses beyond foundation course work in a supporting field approved by the Ph.D. Coordinator. Supporting fields may include courses within or outside the College of Business Administration and are designed in consultation with the Ph.D. Coordinator.

III. Logistics & Supply Chain Management Emphasis Area Requirement: 33 credit hours

Students are required to take the following six courses:

MKTG 5770: Supply Chain Management
LOG OM 6330: Business Logistics Systems
LOG OM 6350: Management Science Methods
LOG OM 7381: International Supply Chain Management
LOG OM 7390: Research Seminar in LSCM
LOG OM 7393: Special Topics in LSCM

And select at least one of the following:

LOG OM 6331: Logistics and Supply Chain Operations Modeling
LOG OM 6332: Logistics and Supply Chain Strategic Modeling

Students are also required to take twelve credit hours (four courses) (not included elsewhere) from the list of approved elective courses for the LSCM emphasis.


IV. Other Requirements:

Upon completion of coursework, students are advanced to candidacy by successfully completing a comprehensive examination in their area of emphasis and a supporting field examination in their chosen area. Students admitted to the program with a relevant Masters degree should pass the comprehensive examination and the supporting field examination within three years of admission to the Ph.D. program. Students admitted to the program with an undergraduate business degree should pass the comprehensive examination and the supporting field examination within four years of admission to the Ph.D. program. Students admitted to the program with an undergraduate degree outside of business should pass the comprehensive examination and the supporting field examination within five years of admission to the Ph.D. program. In these cases, prior coursework will be evaluated for equivalency to Section I course requirements. Exceptions may be made, contingent on approval by the Ph.D. Coordinator.

At least two semesters of supervised teaching in the College of Business Administration are required of all doctoral students. Students are required to demonstrate competency in teaching during the first year in which they teach in the College of Business Administration.Students are required to take a minimum of 6 dissertation credit hours and to defend a dissertation proposal within one year of advancement to candidacy. The degree is awarded upon successful completion and defense of the Ph.D. dissertation. The dissertation must be defended within three years of approval of a Ph.D. dissertation proposal.Students are required to present one paper at a regional, national, or international conference. Students are also required to submit one paper, approved by his/her dissertation advisor, to a refereed journal.

Students will be evaluated annually for satisfactory progress. Students deemed not to be making adequate progress are subject to the policies of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School regarding continuation of their assistantship, probation and dismissal from the program. Students must satisfy all Graduate School requirements.

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