The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) affords students the opportunity to develop new knowledge by expanding and advancing the professional development of practicing managers and professionals in business.
Doctoral students are required to complete the dissertation that will be approved by and defended before a dissertation committee. The defense may take place at a distance and no degree shall be awarded without majority of committee approval.
The DBA program is offered to students through the Term Learning Option and follows the Term Academic Calendar.
Graduates will successfully complete a minimum of 61 semester hours and dissertation research courses as outlined below.
*During DBA 9307, Dissertation Research, the student and Committee Chair will collaborate to determine if the student will select a theoretical-based study or a research project-based study.
**Additional Dissertation Research courses may be required to complete all milestones within the program. Dissertation Research courses will continue in sequential order, as needed, beginning with DBA 9311 and so forth until the study is approved for defense.
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