Jun 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business, Economics & Technology


School of Business, Economics, and Technology


Dr. Patricia H. Cowherd, Dean
Campbellsville University, UPO 794, 1 University Drive, Campbellsville, KY 42718
phcowherd@campbellsville.edu 270-789-5553

E-mail: mba@campbellsville.edu
E-mail: mml@campbellsville.edu

Graduate Faculty and Staff

Dean of the School
Patricia Cowherd, Ph.D. - Computing Technology, Emphasis in Training and Learning
B.S., Campbellsville College; M.A., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Full-Time Faculty/Areas of Instruction

Bill Adams, Ph.D. - Management and Leadership
B.S., Campbellsville University; MBA, Campbellsville University; Ph.D., Capella University

David Wesley Auberry, Ph.D.- Strategic Management/HR
B.A., University of Louisville; M.A., Webster University; M.S., Sullivan University; Ph.D., Sullivan University

Rickey Casey, DBA. - Management
B.S., The College of the Ozarks; M.B.A., University of Central Arkansas; D.B.A. Nova Southeastern University

Richard Corum, DBA. - Management
B.A. College of St. Francis; M.A. Tyndale Seminary; M.A. National Louis University; D.B.A. Nova Southeastern University

Chuck Crain, DBA. - Management
B.B.A., McKendree University; M.B.A., Campbellsville University; D.B.A. Northcentral University

Amanda Ewing, DBA - Marketing
B.S.B.A., American Intercontinental University; MBA, American Intercontinental University, D.B.A., Northcentral University

Mark D. Fulford, Ph.D. - Human Resource Management/Organizational Behavior
B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago; M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., Indiana University at Bloomington;

Marcus Gaddis, Ph.D. - Business Administration/Accounting
B.S., University of KY; MBA, University of KY; Ph.D., University of KY

Thomas Jeffrey, Ph.D. - Instructional Design and Technology
B.S., Sam Houston State University; M.E. Lamar University; Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University

Rockie McDaniel, DHA - Health Administration
B.S., Campbellsville University; B.S.N., Eastern Kentucky University; M.S.N, Old Dominion University; Advanced Graduate Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner DL State University of NY at Stony Brook; D.H.A., University of Phoenix.

Sunny Onyiri, Ph.D. - Business Administration and Accounting
B.S., University of Louisiana; M.S., Walsh College; Ph.D., Union Institute and University; D.B.A. Northcentral University

Vernon Roddy, Ph.D. - Economics
B.S., University of Tennessee; M.A., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Karen Rush, Ph.D. - Management
B.B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; M.B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; Ph.D. Northcentral University

Vincent Scovetta, Ph.D. - Computer Science
B.S., St. John’s University; M.S., Long Island University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Program Goals

The name of the program is the MBA Program and the degree to be awarded is the Master of Business Administration degree. The goal of the MBA Program is to prepare students for a leadership role in a rapidly changing global marketplace of constantly advancing technology. The MBA Program prepares students to be financially and socially responsible by integrating a thorough foundation in the basic functional areas of business with Christian values and an understanding of the role of technology in business decision-making.

Professional Master of Business Administration (P.M.B.A.)

Program Goals

The Professional MBA requires students to have previous work experience, be working currently in a full-time or part-time position, completing an internship, or job shadowing.

Additional purposes of this program are:

  • To assist and encourage the development of a high level of professional competence in the respective field of specialization.
  • To encourage a broad range of scholarship within the field of specialization.
  • To provide supportive courses that broadens the range of professional competence beyond the respective field of specialization.
  • To emphasize contemporary concepts of management practice.
  • To prepare students to contribute to the advancements of their respective fields.

This degree is primarily intended for practicing professional persons who possess a bachelor’s degree in business or a bachelor’s or advanced degree in some other area of specialization and who feel the need for additional study in order to maximize and enhance their ability to contribute to their career, their company, and society. The degree will assist students who have a bachelor’s degree to prepare for further study in doctoral programs.

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with an acceptable grade point average (2.5 overall or 2.6 last 60 hours) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
  • An acceptable score on the GMAT or GRE, taken within the last five years. This requirement will be waived if the student has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, or if the student has earned a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • An official transcript with the baccalaureate degree posted and mailed directly by the registrar from the college or university that granted the undergraduate degree must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Official transcripts must be submitted from all institutions that the student has received credit for work completed toward the undergraduate degree.
  • A completed application for Admission form with a $50 check for the nonrefundable application fee made payable to Campbellsville University.
  • Three letters of reference must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. One must be a professional reference.
  • International applicants whose primary language is not English and who are not a graduate of a college or university in the U.S. must submit a score of 79-80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL exam; IELTS of 6.0; Pearson score of at least 53; or earn at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. with a minimum of 6 hours. An official certified independent evaluation by WES of work done at foreign institutions must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to acceptance into the program.
  • International students who do not hold a permanent resident visa in the United States must submit evidence of financial support before an I-20 form can be processed.
  • A completed resume and an essay that includes a statement of professional goals must be sent to the School of Business, Economics, and Technology.

The School of Business, Economics, and Technology will inform the applicant of the status of the application, but it is the applicant’s responsibility to be certain that all necessary documents are on file by published deadlines for admission. Under exceptional circumstances, students may be accepted to the program on a provisional basis and allowed to enroll for a maximum of six credit hours of coursework prior to full completion of the application file. A letter from the department must confirm admission. A student will not be allowed to register for a second session until the application file is complete.

Program Format

The MBA program is available in two formats:

  • On Campus
  • Online
  • The PMBA program is available in a hybrid format at the Louisville Education Center (LEC).

MBA courses are offered in six academic sessions throughout the year. Each session is eight weeks long. The MBA program runs all year (including the summer). Three hours of coursework per session is considered a full load. Students may take up to two courses without special permission. The required curriculum for the online program is identical to that of the on campus program. Courses are scheduled as follows:

  Grad Term 1 late June - Mid August
  Grad Term 2 Mid August - Mid October
  Grad Term 3 MId October - Mid December
  Grad Term 4 early January - early March
  Grad Term 5 early March - late April
  Grad Term 6 early May - late June

PMBA courses will be offered using the existing eight-week term dates. In addition, we will have hybrid courses offered on selected Fridays or Saturdays over 16 weeks. Courses are scheduled as follows:

  Grad Term 1 late June - Mid August
  Grad Term 2 Mid August -  Mid October
  Grad Term 3 Mid October - Mid December
  Grad Term 4 early January - early March
  Grad Term 5 early March - late April
  Grad Term 6 early May - late June

Hybrid LEC courses will be taught in 16 weeks as the following:

Graduate Hybrid Terms for Business
  Graduate Terms 1 and 2 Early July to Mid October
  Graduate Terms 2 and 3 Late August to Mid December
  Graduate Terms 3 and 4 Late October to Mid March
  Graduate Terms 4 and 5 Mid January to Mid May
  Graduate Terms 5 and 6 Late March to Early July
  Graduate Terms 6 and 1 Mid May to Late August

International students are required to be enrolled full-time and register for the appropriate course when applying for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization.

Standards and Evaluation Achievement

Each course in the MBA program has its own method for evaluating student performance. The particular methods of assessment will be explained to students and included in the written syllabus for the course at the beginning of each course. A student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 throughout the program. All course grades assigned in the program are entered on the student’s official transcript and counted toward the cumulative grade point average. A student who earns a grade lower than C will be subject to academic dismissal. A student who earns more than two grades of C or lower will be subject to academic dismissal. A student may repeat a course in which a grade of C was earned; however, a course may be repeated only once. In cases where a course was repeated, both grades remain on the transcript, but only the last grade will count toward the grade point average. Student academic transcripts are reviewed at the end of each term of work. A student who fails to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and will have one academic session to remove the probationary status or be dismissed from the program. A student will have six years from the date of entry into the program in which to complete all of the requirements for graduation.

In addition to the course/program requirements listed above, the PMBA hybrid courses must include verification and documents related to the work experience, which will be an integral component of the course grade.

Degree Application

All candidates for graduation must complete an Application for Graduation online via Tigernet, the beginning of the semester the degree work is to be completed.

Transfer of Graduate Credit

Upon approval of the dean, a maximum of twelve credit hours of graduate course work may be accepted from another regionally accredited institution. Courses to be transferred in must have been taken within the past five years and only courses in which grades of B or higher were earned will be accepted for transfer. Students seeking to transfer course work must submit a written request along with transcripts, university course catalog descriptions, and other course information such as a syllabus or book list for faculty use in establishing course equivalency.

Foundational Requirements

All applicants who have not completed undergraduate courses in any one or all of the following areas:
Accounting, Finance, Economics, and/or Statistics, are to take undergraduate courses in these areas as prerequisites or take subject MBA/PMBA Primer pretests before the related course is taken within the program. The MBA/PMBA Primer pretests are free of charge and may be taken only one time. If students do not score 70% or higher on the pretests, they must complete the corresponding preparatory modules. After completion of the modules, students must score 70% or higher on the post-tests to satisfy the prerequisite requirements.

The MBA/PMBA Primer includes individual courses and a comprehensive course which includes all of the courses combined. Students may take as much time as necessary to be successful in the MBA/PMBA Primer courses. Expect to spend between 20 and 30 hours total on the four modules and post-tests. Individual study time will vary. The entire course is web based. There is no textbook involved. The pretest or post-test scores will not appear on a student’s transcript at Campbellsville University. Students will be admitted to the program while lacking prerequisite requirements, but must complete primer courses before taking the related course within the program.

Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM)

Program Goals

The name of the program is the MSITM, and the degree to be awarded is the Master of Science in Information Technology Management. The program is classified as a STEM program. The goal of the program is to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to reach their potential in the ITM field. The program will give students the competency and flexibility to create and maintain a competitive edge in today’s rapidly changing, highly competitive IT environment. Students will be introduced to best practices for managing IT functions and interrelationships within an organization.

The MSITM requires students to have previous work experience, be working currently in a full-time or part-time position, completing an internship, or job shadowing. This degree is primarily intended for practicing professional persons who possess a bachelor’s degree in business or technology or a bachelor’s or advanced degree in some other area of specialization and who feel the need for additional study in order to maximize and enhance their ability to contribute to their career, their company, and society. The degree will assist students who have a bachelor’s degree to prepare for further study in doctoral programs.

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with an acceptable grade point average (2.5 overall or 2.6 last 60 hours) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
  • An acceptable score on the GMAT or GRE, taken within the last five years. This requirement will be waived if the student has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, or if the student has earned a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • An official transcript with the baccalaureate degree posted and mailed directly by the registrar from the college or university that granted the undergraduate degree must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Official transcripts must be submitted from all institutions that the student has received credit for work completed toward the undergraduate degree.
  • A completed application for Admission form with a $50 check for the nonrefundable application fee made payable to Campbellsville University.
  • Three letters of reference must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. One must be a professional reference.
  • International applicants whose primary language is not English and who are not a graduate of a college or university in the U.S. must submit a score of 79-80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL exam; IELTS of 6.0; Pearson score of at least 53; or earn at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. with a minimum of 6 hours.
  • An official certified independent evaluation by WES of work done at foreign institutions must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to full acceptance into the program.
  • International students who do not hold a permanent resident visa in the United States must submit evidence of financial support before an I-20 form can be processed.
  • A completed resume and an essay that includes a statement of professional goals must be sent to the School of Business and Economics.

The School of Business and Economics will inform the applicant of the status of the application, but it is the applicant’s responsibility to be certain that all necessary documents are on file by published deadlines for admission. Under exceptional circumstances, students may be accepted to the program on a conditional basis and allowed to enroll for a maximum of six credit hours of coursework prior to full completion of the application file. A letter from the academic dean must confirm admission. A student will not be allowed to register for a second session until the application file is complete.

Program Format

The MSITM program is available in two formats:

  • Offered at the Louisville Education Center as a hybrid program

  • Offered Online

Hybrid LEC courses will be taught in 16 weeks (combining two graduate terms) as the following. The online courses will be offered using the existing eight-week term dates.

Graduate Hybrid Terms for Business
Graduate Terms 1 and 2 Early July to Mid October
Graduate Terms 2 and 3 Late August to Mid December
Graduate Terms 3 and 4 Late October to Mid March
Graduate Terms 4 and 5 Mid January to Mid May
Graduate Terms 5 and 6 Late March to Early July
Graduate Terms 6 and 1 Mid May to Late August

The MSITM complete online program courses also will be offered using the existing eight-week term dates. Online courses will be scheduled as follows:

  Grad Term 1 late June - Mid August
  Grad Term 2 Mid August -Mid October
  Grad Term 3 Mid October-Mid December
  Grad Term 4 early January-early March
  Grad Term 5 early March-late April

Standards and Evaluation Achievement

Each course in the MSITM program has its own method for evaluating student performance. The particular methods of assessment will be explained to students and included in the written syllabus for the course at the beginning of each course. A student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 throughout the program. All course grades assigned in the program are entered on the student’s official transcript and counted toward the cumulative grade point average. A student who earns a grade lower than C will be subject to academic dismissal. A student who earns more than two grades of C or lower will be subject to academic dismissal. A student may repeat a course in which a grade of C was earned; however, a course may be repeated only once. In cases where a course was repeated, both grades remain on the transcript, but only the last grade will count toward the grade point average. Student academic transcripts are reviewed at the end of each session. A student who fails to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and will have one academic term to remove the probationary status or be dismissed from the program. A student will have six years from the date of entry into the program in which to complete all of the requirements for graduation.

International students are required to be enrolled full-time and register for the appropriate course when applying for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization.

Degree Application

All candidates for graduation must complete an Application for Graduation in accordance with a schedule distributed by the Office of Student Records at the beginning of the term of the school year in which the degree work is to be completed.

Transfer of Graduate Credit

Upon approval of the dean, a maximum of four courses representing twelve credit hours of graduate course work may be accepted from another regionally accredited institution. Courses to be transferred in must have been taken within the past five years and only courses in which grades of B or higher were earned will be accepted for transfer. Transfer courses are shown on the transcript as “credit” only and are not counted in computing the cumulative grade point average.

Students seeking to transfer course work must submit a written request along with transcripts, university course catalog descriptions, and other course information such as a syllabus or book list to the School of Business and Economics for faculty use in establishing course equivalency.

Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S.C.S.)

The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) is a STEM program that requires 30 semester hours. The program combines theory and practice in order to prepare students to meet the growing demand of the many disciplines of Computer Science (CS). Students entering the program must hold a bachelor’s and have adequate background in computer science to successfully complete the program.

The MSCS program is offered in two formats. The program is available as a hybrid program at the Louisville Education Center and it is also offered fully online.

Student outcomes for the program include the following:

  • Students will be able to apply advanced theory and applied principles so solve a variety of problems using current CS related technologies
  • Students will be able to work effectively in teams and have strong communication skills.
  • Students will be able to design, develop, analyze software, and algorithmic models.
  • Students will have sufficient knowledge and background to be successful in the industry or work on a doctorate in computer science.

Master in Management and Leadership (M.M.L.)

Program Goals

The name of the program is the MML and the degree to be awarded is the Master in Management and Leadership degree. The goal of the MML Program is to prepare students for a leadership role in a rapidly changing global marketplace of constantly advancing technology. The MML Program prepares students to be financially and socially responsible by integrating a thorough foundation in the basic functional area of Leadership within a Christian values context.

Additional purposes of this program are:

  1. To assist and encourage the development of a high level of professional competence in the field of Organizational Leadership.
  2. To encourage a broad range of scholarship in the field of Management and Leadership.
  3. To better prepare students to pursue doctoral education.

The Master in Management and Leadership program is applicable to business studies, but the same principles apply to other, non-commercial organizations. Churches, non-profit organizations, social and athletic organizations, educational institutions, political and governmental operations, can all benefit from this field of study, and accordingly from this degree.

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with an acceptable grade point average (2.5 overall or 2.6 last 60 hours) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
  • An acceptable score on the GMAT or GRE, taken within the last five years. This requirement will be waived if the student has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, or if the student has earned a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • An official transcript with the baccalaureate degree posted and mailed directly by the registrar from the college or university that granted the undergraduate degree must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Official transcripts must be submitted all institutions that the student has received credit for work completed toward the undergraduate degree.
  • A completed application for Admission form with a $25 check for the nonrefundable application fee made payable to Campbellsville University.
  • Three letters of reference must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. One must be a professional reference.
  • International applicants whose primary language is not English and who are not a graduate of a college or university in the U.S. must submit a score of 79-80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL exam; IELTS of 6.0; Pearson score of at least 53; or earn at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. with a minimum of 6 hours. An official certified independent evaluation by WES of work done at foreign institutions must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to acceptance into the program.
  • International students who do not hold a permanent resident visa in the United States must submit evidence of financial support before an I-20 form can be processed.
  • A completed resume and an essay that includes a statement of professional goals must be sent to the School of Business and Economics.

The School of Business and Economics will inform the applicant of the status of the application, but it is the applicant’s responsibility to be certain that all necessary documents are on file by published deadlines for admission. Under exceptional circumstances, students may be accepted to the program on a provisional basis and allowed to enroll for a maximum of six credit hours of coursework prior to full completion of the application file.

A letter from the academic dean must confirm admission. A student will not be allowed to register for a second session until the application file is complete.

The MML program is available in two formats:

  • Offered at the Louisville Education Center and the Harrodsburg Education Center
  • Offered Online

MML courses are offered in five academic terms throughout the year. Each term is eight weeks long. Three hours of coursework per term is considered a full load. Students may take up to two courses without special permission. The curriculum for the online program is identical to that of the program offered at the Louisville Education Center. However, the course rotations may vary. Courses are scheduled as follows:

  Grad Term 1 late June - Mid August
  Grad Term 2 Mid August - Mid October
  Grad Term 3 Mid October - Mid December
  Grad Term 4 early January - early March
  Grad Term 5 early March - late April

Each course in the MML program has its own method for evaluating student performance. The particular methods of assessment will be explained to students and included in the written syllabus for the course at the beginning of each course. A student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 throughout the program. All course grades assigned in the program are entered on the student’s official transcript and counted toward the cumulative grade point average. A student who earns a grade lower than C will be subject to academic dismissal. A student who earns more than two grades of C or lower will be subject to academic dismissal. A student may repeat a course in which a grade of C was earned; however, a course may be repeated only once. In cases where a course was repeated, both grades remain on the transcript, but only the last grade will count toward the grade point average. Student academic transcripts are reviewed at the end of each session. A student who fails to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and will have one academic term to remove the probationary status or be dismissed from the program. A student will have six years from the date of entry into the program in which to complete all of the requirements for graduation.

Degree Application

All candidates for graduation must complete an Application for Graduation in accordance with a schedule distributed by the Office of Student Records at the beginning of the term of the school year in which the degree work is to be completed.

Transfer of Graduate Credit

Upon approval of the dean, a maximum of four courses representing twelve credit hours of graduate course work may be accepted from another regionally accredited institution. Courses to be transferred in must have been taken within the past five years and only courses in which grades of B or higher were earned will be accepted for transfer. Transfer courses are shown on the transcript as “credit” only and are not counted in computing the cumulative grade point average.

Students seeking to transfer course work must submit a written request along with transcripts, university course catalog descriptions, and other course information such as a syllabus or book list to the School of Business and Economics for faculty use in establishing course equivalency.

Doctor of Philosophy in Management (Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Management (Ph.D.) program enables students to earn a doctoral degree related to the business or technology field at a Christ-centered institution.

Students in the Ph.D. in Management program will be required to complete all core, research, specialization and dissertation requirements for the Campbellsville University Ph.D. in Management program.

The Ph.D. program will consist of 60 credits, beyond master level credits, with 8 required core courses. Students in this program will be allowed to transfer in a maximum of 12 approved graduate level credits, thus requiring a minimum of 48 credits of the requirements to be taken directly at Campbellsville University.

Credits apply in five categories or components:

  1. Core Coursework: 24 credits
  2. Research Methodology: 12 credits
  3. Ph.D. Specializations: 12 credits
  4. Dissertation Proposal: 6 credits
  5. Dissertation: 6 credits

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Campbellsville University Ph.D. in Management program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Formulate scholarly research that contributes to the professional body of knowledge relevant to business and management.
  2. Justify current and emerging theory and practice of the key content areas of business management through an interdisciplinary perspective to exigent business situations.
  3. Evaluate the subject matter with a high order of cognitive ability and in a manner that is concise, clear, organized, and professional with well supported, appropriate, and original content.
  4. Synthesize practical applications which contribute to the creation of original theory.

Admission Requirements

A Master’s degree (preferably a MBA or Master’s in Business) from a regionally accredited institution is required to enter the program. Students who do not have a business background must take MGT 907 - Business Knowledge Studies  along with all other students during the first term in order to obtain basic knowledge of accounting, economics, finance, and statistics.

Required admission documents include the following:

  • Application
  • Official transcripts from previous colleges/universities
  • Resume
  • Three professional references
  • Personal essay
  • Interview

Applicants without a master’s in business may be required to complete the GMAT exam with an acceptable score and/or successfully complete (if not previously completed) a course in Statistics and Research Methods before they can be officially admitted to the program.

Applicants are encouraged to maintain a work or internship experience (paid or non-paid) which either currently reflects management decision-making or places them in a line leading to an eventual leadership/management position. 

International students are required to be enrolled full-time and register for the appropriate course allowing work experience which is integral with coursework under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization.  In addition to the course/program requirements, the courses must include verification and documents related to the work experience, which will be an integral component of the course grade.

Time Requirement for Completion

Students may have up to seven years with required onsite residencies each term for program completion once coursework begins. It is anticipated that most students will complete coursework and dissertation within four (4) years, an extension may be granted upon written request to the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology.

While not encouraged, an option exists for part-time study can be arranged for those who may need to temporarily step out for personal or professional reasons. These students will need to join another cohort to continue the program of study.

Comprehensive Examination

After approval of the dissertation proposal, the students will take the comprehensive examination during Term 8. The examination assesses the students’ competency in the following areas: management core, specialization core, and research skills. Students who receive a passing grade on the comprehensive examination will be advanced to doctoral candidacy. Students who do not receive a passing grade on the exam will not be admitted to candidacy status and must schedule a second exam no later than six months after the first examination. A student who does not receive a passing grade for two comprehensive examinations will be dropped from the program.

Dissertation Proposal Preparation

The students are expected to take one one-credit course for directed proposal development (total of six credits) each term from Term 2 to Term 7 with their assigned faculty mentor. Each cohort of mentees will be capped at 10 mentees per faculty mentor.

Acceptance of Dissertation Proposal

The dissertation proposal includes the first three chapters of the dissertation (introduction, review of relevant literature, and methodology). When the student completes these chapters and is ready to begin the process of data collection, the dissertation proposal will be submitted to the members of the student’s dissertation committee. Each member of the committee will review the proposal and recommend any changes. When the proposal has been completed to the satisfaction of the dissertation committee, the Dissertation Chair will submit the Dissertation Proposal Approval Form.

Doctoral Candidacy

A student reaches doctoral candidacy status when he or she completes all academic requirements, including all course work, dissertation proposal, and comprehensive examination for the Ph.D. in Management program.

Dissertation

Six (6) credit hours are awarded for dissertation research. Credits are awarded after a student successfully defends a doctoral dissertation and the dissertation is accepted by the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology as successful completion of requirements for the Ph.D. program. While students may complete the dissertation by the end of the third year, many students use a fourth year to concentrate on the dissertation.  For students who need additional time, a one-year extension may be granted upon written request to the Dean of School of Business, Economics, and Technology.  For students requiring the additional year and who need to stay active in the program, two options are available for each additional term: Option 1.) Enrollment in the 1-credit MGT 999 Dissertation Continuation. Option 2.) Enrollment in the 1-credit MGT 999 Dissertation Continuation and enrollment in the BA/MGT 700 Practicum. All international students will be required to take Option 2. All ongoing candidates must pay the annual Doctoral Student Fee until the dissertation is completed and approved by the student’s committee.

Dissertation Defense

Once the dissertation has been written and all modifications have been made to the satisfaction of the dissertation committee members, the Dissertation Chair will notify the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology that the candidate is ready to defend the dissertation and will schedule the candidate’s oral defense of the dissertation. Campbellsville University faculty, students, and staff will be invited to attend the dissertation defense.

The Dissertation Chair will conduct the defense. There are two steps involved in this procedure: First, the candidate will do a formal presentation on his/her dissertation research, analysis, findings and recommendation, and then there will be a forum for questions for the candidate by a panel of scholars. Once the forum session is completed, the candidate will be dismissed while the members of the committee discuss the candidate’s performance to determine if it is to the satisfaction of the dissertation committee. If the candidate is unsuccessful in defending the dissertation, the committee may schedule a subsequent defense, but is not obligated to do so and may rule that the candidate cannot be awarded the Ph.D.

There are three possible decisions that may be made for the dissertation defense: (1) accept - no revisions required; (2) accept- minor revisions required; or (3) not accepted - major revisions required. Following the dissertation defense, the Dissertation Chair and all committee members must sign the Dissertation Evaluation - Dissertation Decision and Revision Form and the Dissertation Chair will submit the completed form to the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology.

Acceptance of the Dissertation

Once the dissertation is in final form and all changes required by the committee have been made, the members of the committee will sign the dissertation approval form and the signed approval form will be submitted to the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology. The candidate will be qualified to receive the Ph.D. degree upon the final approval of the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology.

Assessments

All the courses offered in the Ph.D. program will have formative and summative assessments to assess students’ mastery of each of the expected course learning outcomes.

The Ph.D. program uses two direct assessments: (a) a Comprehensive Examination, and (b) a Dissertation. For the Comprehensive Examination, the students should exhibit overall knowledge of the courses taken; show the ability to apply the knowledge to a case study; demonstrate good writing skills; and demonstrate the ability to format in correct APA style. For the Dissertation, the students should demonstrate research skills and expertise in the chosen field.

Faculty Mentor

Each of the enrolled students will be assigned with a faculty mentor upon enrollment. The faculty mentor will provide consultation and guidance on proposal and doctoral dissertation development. There will be a ten to one ratio between the Faculty Mentor and the doctoral students.

Faculty Committee

Faculty members with expertise in Ph.D. programs will be appointed to serve on the Ph.D. Faculty Committee. The School of Business, Economics, and Technology has several faculty members from the current Business Faculty Committee who meet these qualifications. The newly proposed Ph.D. Faculty Committee will provide curricular and programmatic guidance to the proposed new program.

Dissertation Committee

Prior to Term 6, students will select their dissertation committee. The dissertation committee consists of three faculty members: Dissertation Chair, the methodologist, and one other faculty member.Although the students are encouraged to retain their assigned faculty mentor as the Chair for their dissertation committee, they are not required to do so. The Dissertation Chair must be a Campbellsville University faculty member with a role of Faculty mentor and one of the other two committee members must be Campbellsville University faculty members. An external committee member must be approved by the Dean of the School of Business, Economics, and Technology. All committee members must have an earned doctorate degree from a regionally-accredited university.

Master of Science in Cloud Computing

The Master of Science in Cloud Computing is a STEM program.  The mission of the MSCC program is to prepare students as Christian servant leaders for life-long learning, continued scholarship by linking discovery research to knowledge and practical application in the workplace, to foster active participation in a diverse global society, and prepare students for further study at the doctoral level.

In todays. society of emerging technologies, cloud computing is redefining technology.   Cloud computing allows users to process their data away from the originating device, so that information, such as data, video, images, and email can be accessed remotely from any virtual space or cloud when needed.  Information can be accessed on multiple devices, and can be public, private, or even hybrid.  Cloud services can include Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. (IaaS), among others.

Students in this program will learn how to implement cloud computing in organizations.  They will understand the concepts of cloud computing in practical terms, so that they can leverage cloud services and provide value to their businesses through moving information to the cloud.

Master of Science in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

The Master of Science in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is a STEM program.  The mission of the MSDS-AI program is to prepare students as Christian servant leaders for life-long learning, continued scholarship by linking discovery research to knowledge and practical application in the workplace, to foster active participation in a diverse global society, and prepare students for further study at the doctoral level.

Data Science is an emerging field adopting Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning into many business applications.

Students in this program will learn how to implement Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in organizations to solve practical problems.  They will identify which problems and opportunities are right for AI through Data Science, and how to maximize the likelihood of success.  Specific methodologies are introduced to help the practitioner limit risk and provide tangible value to their organizations through creating production-level AI and DS systems to ensure quality decision-making processes.

Programs

Master of Business Administration

Professional Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Computer Science

Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Master in Management and Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy in Management

Master of Science in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Master of Science in Cloud Computing