3credit hour(s) This course is completed on a one-on-one basis with a faculty mentor. The Directed Independent Study (DIS) provides an opportunity for students to carry out a creative research project in an area of their choice that differs from that of the dissertation. The DIS may arise from an in-depth study of some aspect of a recently completed graduate course; an analysis of new ideas, theories or concepts in business; or evaluation of new strategies used in business. It can involve the resolution of an isolated business problem, the collection and interpretation of accumulated data, or a field experience. Note: Students are generally limited to one Directed Independent Studies course per program of study.