The DM offers an extraordinary learning opportunity for senior professionals who seek to conduct rigorous study on compelling issues of management practice and who want to advance principles of evidence-based management through acquired research skills. This transdisciplinary program integrates multiple theoretical frameworks and approaches, following a mixed method approach, to reach an understanding of business and societal problems. During the three-year program, students learn to rigorously apply both qualitative and quantitative research methods in a theory-generating and -validating cycle, thus acquiring a rich set of techniques and models for bridging traditional research and real-world evidence to address issues in management.
The DM Program aims for academic excellence. Students are required to prepare and submit their research papers to appropriate high quality academic conferences for review and presentation. Typical venues for paper presentations are the yearly conferences of the Academy of Management, the Association for Information Systems, the Decision Sciences Institute, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, and the American Marketing Association. The program has shown distinction in its research in that 70-80% of DM students make presentations at prestigious conferences and several have won awards for their papers and presentations.
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