The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctorate that emphasizes the application of theory to actual business issues. The program follows a lock-step cohort model and is designed to train practitioner-scholars beyond the MBA curriculum. The DBA program will help you develop proficiency in applied research by improving your methodological and analytical skills. A guidance committee assists all of our doctoral students in planning and navigating a rigorous program of multidisciplinary study. The DBA program is a non-resident program with limited visits to campus allowing you to complete your studies without having to sacrifice your career. Over the course of our three-year program, you will attend in-person classes one weekend each month while engaging and collaborating in an online learning environment throughout the program.


 

Curriculum

The DBA curriculum provides an interdisciplinary perspective and is focused on practitioner engagement through research, creative scholarship, and production of works for publication in reputable professional and academic journals. Courses span major areas of business administration including accounting, information systems, finance, logistics and supply chain management, marketing, organizational behavior, human resource management, leadership, operations management, strategic management, and research methodology for examining business problems empirically.


Foundation Courses: Knowledge of quantitative skills and basic knowledge of micro and macroeconomics.

Course Title Credit Hours

Statistical Modeling (BUS AD 7301)

2

Doctoral Foundations Seminar (BUS AD 7109)

3


Term I (Spring 2019)

Course Title Credit Hours

Scientific Inquiry in Business (BUS AD 7100)

3

Qualitative Research Methods I (BUS AD 7102)

3

Term II (Summer 2019)

Course Title Credit Hours

Quantitative Research Methods I (BUS AD 7101)

3

The Role of Accounting Information in Firms and Markets (BUS AD 7400)

2

Managing Talent for Strategic Advantage (BUS AD 7600)

2

Term III (Fall 2019)

Course Title Credit Hours

Qualitative Research Methods II (BUS AD 7104)

3

Finance Theory and Applications Seminar (BUS AD 7500)

2

Special Topic (TBA) (BUS AD 7105)

2

Term IV (Spring 2020)

Course Title Credit Hours

Quantitative Research Methods II (BUS AD 7103)

3

Contemporary Marketing Intelligence and Decision Making (BUS AD 7700)

2

Strategic Business Analysis (BUS AD 7106)

2

Term V (Summer 2020)

Course Title Credit Hours

Management of Sustaining and Disruptive Information Technologies (BUS AD 7800)

2

Business Analytics (BUS AD 7300)

2

Special Topic (TBA) (BUS AD 7105)

2

Term VI (Fall 2020)

Course Title Credit Hours

Development and defense of proposal for dissertation research (BUS AD 7107)

6

Term VII (Spring 2021)

Course Title Credit Hours

Research Practicum (BUS AD 7108)

6

Term VIII (Summer 2021)

Course Title Credit Hours

Research Practicum (BUS AD 7108)

5

Term IX (Fall 2021)

Course Title Credit Hours

Research Practicum Final Dissertation Defense (BUS AD 7108)

5

 

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Important Dates to Know for the Class of 2021

 

April 1, 2018
Application Deadline for
Early Decision

 

 

August 1, 2018
Application Deadline for
International Applicants

 

 

September 1, 2018
Application Deadline for
Domestic Applicants

 

 

November 1, 2018
Deadline for Enrollment

 


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