Schedule and Curriculum

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctorate that emphasizes the application of theory to actual business issues. The DBA program will help candidates develop proficiency in applied research by improving their methodological and analytical skills. A guidance committee assists doctoral students in planning a rigorous program of multidisciplinary study. 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. Courses provide an interdisciplinary perspective and the focus is on practitioner engagement through research, creative scholarship, and production of works for publication in reputable professional and academic journals.

The program is a professional, non-resident program with limited visits to campus allowing participants flexibility to complete their studies without having to sacrifice their careers. Over the course of the three-year program, participants will make one visit to campus per month. The DBA program follows a lock-step cohort model where students attend classes one weekend each month for three years.

Curriculum

The Doctor of Business Administration program is designed to train practitioner scholars beyond the MBA curriculum. A guidance committee assists doctoral students in planning a rigorous program of multidisciplinary study. 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. Courses provide an interdisciplinary perspective and the focus is on practitioner engagement through research, creative scholarship, and production of works for publication in reputable professional and academic journals.

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

Course Title Credit Hours
Statistical Modeling (BUS AD 7301) 3
Managerial Economics (BUS AD 5000) 3

YEAR ONE (18 credits)

Term I (Spring 2018)

Course Title Credit Hours
Scientific Inquiry in Business (BUS AD 7100) 3
Quantitative Research Methods I (BUS AD 7101) 3

Term II (Summer 2018)

Course Title Credit Hours
Qualitative Research Methods I (BUS AD 7102) 2
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 2018)

Course Title Credit Hours
Quantitative Research Methods II (BUS AD 7103) 2
Finance Theory and Applications Seminar (BUS AD 7500) 2
Contemporary Marketing Intelligence and Decision Making (BUS AD 7700) 2

YEAR TWO (18 credits)

Term IV (Spring 2019)

Course Title Credit Hours
Qualitative Research Methods II (BUS AD 7104) 2
Management of Supply Chains (BUS AD 7300) 2
Management of Sustaining and Disruptive Information Technologies (BUS AD 7800) 2

Term V (Summer 2019)

Course Title Credit Hours
Special Topic (TBA) (BUS AD 7105) 2
Special Topic (TBA) (BUS AD 7105) 2
Business Analysis (BUS AD 7106) 2

Term VI (Fall 2019)

Course Title Credit Hours
Capstone Project Research (BUS AD 7107) 6

YEAR THREE (18 credits)

Term VII (Spring 2020)

Course Title Credit Hours
Research Practicum (BUS AD 7108) 6

Term VIII (Summer 2020)

Course Title Credit Hours
Research Practicum (BUS AD 7108) 6

Term IX (Fall 2020)

Course Title Credit Hours
Research Practicum Final Dissertation Defense (BUS AD 7108) 6

 

Important Dates to Know for the Class of 2020

April 1, 2017

Application Deadline for Early Decision

April 1, 2017

Application Deadline for International Applicants

September 1, 2017

Application Deadline for Domestic Applicants

October 1, 2017

Deadline for Enrollment