University of Calgary

MGST 703 - Philosophy of Science for Business Administration - Winter 2024

Examines processes of development and discussion of theories, with a focus on business management research. Exploration of three main questions: (i) what is the role of theory in science; (ii) what makes good management theories; and (iii) how can theories in management or related disciplines be developed and tested. Classical philosophy of science, management research papers focused on scientific theory and explanation, and prescriptive studies with strategies or methods for theory development in management and related disciplines, are reviewed.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2025.
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