Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration
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Students without a master degree are required to complete the following 10 courses plus the doctoral
Students with a master’s degree in business are required to take 3 of the following courses plus the
This course introduces quantitative methods to evaluate business environment, and provides
statistical and research methods to manage product development processes, explore the factors
affecting organizational development, and forecast environmental forces and influencing
mediators. Apply probability theories in evaluating sociopolitical changes, and apply research
methods to develop policy making and effective leadership processes.
This course introduces conceptual frameworks to enlarge and integrate the social environment,
defines the external factors that impact the business community, designs new structures for
multinational business processes, and develops training programs that include concepts of
culture, social stratification, political power, leadership styles and productivity analyses.
This course analyzes and develops systems for personnel resource management to meet manpower
requirements. Defines the cultural factors that affect personnel management and develops a
recruitment campaign to effectively staff a business organization.
This course analyzes different economic systems and explores the policy measures designed to
achieve them. Defines monetary theories and policies regarding the relations of money and other
financial assets to prices, output and interest rate. It shows the rational for the existence of
the public sector, public goods and taxation. Analyzes alternative theories of economic
development focusing on growth and equity approaches.
This course examines financial decisions that expand products, services and profitability for an
organization. It analyzes the economic and political environment, shows know-how on developing
an annual financial plan for an organization, and elaborates how the use of “real time”
information enhances the financial management.
This course evaluates economic tools to identify organizational strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities and competitive capabilities. It presents findings to show how management science
impacts on economic policies, analyzes various economic models and how they impact on monetary
This course examines the way to make decisions by analyzing environmental constraints and market
opportunities, develops strategic plans to market specific products, evaluates consumer behavior
and other factors that influence marketing decisions, collects and analyzes data to prepare a
marketing management report.
This course defines the relationships among individuals, firms and societies, introduces systems
to meet the challenges of ethical issues such as privacy, and explores social issues affecting
business and professional decisions.
In the process of the study of this theoretical work, students will consider a variety of
empirical approaches used to research the international competitive strategy process to include
exploration of the accelerating globalization of industries, regionalization of competition, and
the institutional contexts that both facilitate and impede the formation and implementation of
Principles and methods of planning and carrying out systematic investigations on the behavior of
complex organisms. Interdependence of experimental design and statistical evaluation and
practice in formulating testable hypotheses.
BUS699 Doctoral Dissertation
Doctoral students are required to complete all the required courses and to submit the dissertation
consisting an original research. To graduate, doctoral candidates must achieve a grade of C (2.0) or
better for courses that counted toward the degree and maintain an average grade of B (grade point
average of 3.0).
Grade point average system:
A = 4.0 ；B = 3.0；C = 2.0；D = 1.0
For admission to the program, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Master degree in related field; or
- Demonstrate the ability to succeed in the Doctoral program
All application must be submitted to Honolulu University (HK) Representative Office.
- A duly completed application form (Download PDF
- Copies of academic transcripts or records
- Resume or proof of work experience
- One passport-sized recent photo