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 TitleCredit Hours

Statistical Modeling (BUS AD 7301)

2

Managerial Economics (BUS AD 5000)

2


YEAR ONE (18 credits)

Term 1 (Spring 2018)

Course TitleCredit Hours

Scientific Inquiry in Business (BUS AD 7100)

3

Qualitative Research Methods I (BUS AD 7102)

3

Term II (Summer 2018)

Course TitleCredit Hours

Quantitative Research Methods I (BUS AD 7101)

3

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

2

Special Topic (TBA) BUS AD 7105

2

Term III (Fall 2018)

Course TitleCredit Hours

Qualitative Research Methods II (BUS AD 7104)

3

Finance Theory and Applications Seminar (BUS AD 7500)

2

Managing Talent for Strategic Advantage (BUS AD 7600)

2


YEAR TWO (18 credits)

Term IV (Spring 2019)

Course TitleCredit Hours

Quantitative Research Methods II (BUS AD 7103)

3

Management of Supply Chains (BUS AD 7300)

2

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

2

Term V (Summer 2019)

Course TitleCredit Hours

Contemporary Marketing Intelligence and Decision Making (BUS AD 7700)

2

Special Topic (TBA) (BUS AD 7105)

2

Business Analysis (BUS AD 7106)

2

Term VI (Fall 2019)

Course TitleCredit Hours

Capstone Project Research (BUS AD 7107)

6


YEAR THREE (18 credits)

Term VII (Spring 2020)

Course TitleCredit Hours

Research Practicum (BUS AD 7108)

6

Term VII (Summer 2020)

Course TitleCredit Hours

Research Practicum (BUS AD 7108)

6

Term IX (Fall 2020)

Course TitleCredit Hours

Research Practicum Final Dissertation Defense (BUS AD 7108)

5

 

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Important Dates to Know for the Class of 2020

 

May 1, 2017
Application Deadline for
Early Decision

 

 

May 1, 2017
Application Deadline for
International Applicants

 

 

October 1, 2017
Application Deadline for
Domestic Applicants

 

 

November 1, 2017
Deadline for Enrollment

 


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