3credit hour(s) This course offers doctoral-level analysis of selected marketing subjects including information systems topics, and is completed on a one-to-one basis with a faculty mentor. The Directed Independent Study (DIS) option 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; or evaluation of new strategies. It can involve the resolution of an isolated educational problem, collection, and interpretation of accumulated data, or an approved field experience. Note: Students are generally limited to one Directed Independent Studies course per program of study.