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DBA 705 Foundations of Research Inquiry

This course introduces students to the assumptions, theories, and processes of qualitative and quantitative business research methods. It requires students to develop a preliminary prospectus for their doctoral research project, identifying a practice-anchored research problem, a brief literature review, and an appropriate research methodology.

Special information

Pre-requisite: Completion of all pre-requisite courses for admission to the DBA program.
4 Graduate credits

Effective January 11, 2010 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Learn from and contribute to the value of this educational experience for your classmates by engaging in substantive, spirited debate and providing balanced, honest feedback.
  • Demonstrate ability to summarize, present, and promote discussion on research topics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the design and execution of business research studies.
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues related to business research and successfully complete the CitiCourse in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.
  • Produce a research prospectus including a literature review.
  • Demonstrate ability to compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research methods through written analysis.