The Doctoral of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree prepares leaders to serve in today’s dynamic organizations. Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to lead their organizations through complex changes in our global society by continually transforming their organizations through developing people and processes, and implementing strategic initiatives in order to maintain a competitive advantage. The Doctoral Degree program incorporates a protocol of dissertation work, a research proposal and a dissertation thesis. Progress through the program will be developed by connections between learning and planned career tasks, applying theories to leadership challenges at the students’ organization. Dissertation work will identify a specific organizational challenge. Once data is gathered related to your identified problem, student will analyze the data, considering related literature on the topic. Student will identify solutions to address the core issue of research based on new insights and ideas. Through this process, student will demonstrate the ability to generate, and transform organizational leadership knowledge.

Core Courses

  • DBA 8000 Issues and Trends
  • DBA 8001 Leadership to Shape the Future
  • DBA 8002 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • DBA 8003 Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital
  • DBA 8004 Organizational Theories and Processes
  • DBA 8005 Economic and Competitive Intelligence

Research Courses

  • DBR 9008 Information Search for Research
  • DBR 9009 Design and Research Methodologies
  • DBR 9010 Applied Statistics in Research
  • DBR 9011 Collection and Analysis of Research Data


  • DBD 9012 Dissertation Project
  • DBD 9013 Dissertation Proposal
  • DBD 9014 Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Program taught in:
  • English (US)
Last updated January 31, 2019
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