BA730: Comprehensive Examination

Course Credits:
3
Course Hours Per Week:
20

Course Overview

The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to demonstrate doctoral candidates’ mastery of program content.  In this course, candidates have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the concepts covered in the content courses in the DBA program through the creation of their own comprehensive exam question and answer. This non-traditional approach is consistent with JIU’s vision, mission, and values, as well as the learning philosophy embodied in all courses.

The format of the comprehensive exam requires candidates to design five questions during the first week of the course, gain approval from the course instructors on those items, and then answer them subsequently during the comprehensive exam course. Each candidate must submit original questions and unique answers, and will be given an individual grade for the course.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate their mastery of program content.
  • Demonstrate their competence in analysis, synthesis, organization, application, and expression.
  • Demonstrate mastery of APA-formatted, scholarly writing by submitting error free responses to each question.