DBA in Management

Designed for the working professional, the DBA in Management has the rigor of a traditional doctorate degree. Cleveland State University DBA students hold positions in the business community as well as academia. Current and past DBA students have had the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on research in a variety of subject matter areas including:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Global HR/Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Theory
  • Strategy 

Management DBA students have have presented research at national and international conferences in addition to publishing at least two refereed journal articles prior to graduation. 

Management DBA Core Courses

  • MGT 800 Research Design and Measurement
  • MGT 801 Theory Seminar

Management DBA Electives

  • Leadership and Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Individual Differences
  • Multinational Management
  • Current Topic Professional Seminar
  • Seminar in Organizational Behavior
  • Seminar in Strategic Management
  • Seminar in Human Resource Management
  • Seminar on Organization Development
  • Dissertation Research Seminar
  • Current Problems in Management (variable credit)

Dissertation Research

  • Dissertation (variable credit)

See the MGT Course Descriptions section of the Graduate Catalog for details.

Management Faculty Teaching in the DBA Program:

Baran, Ben
DeGroot, Timothy
Deng, Ping
Gallagher, Kevin
Gallagher, Vickie
Porter, Tracy
Reed, Richard (Dean)
Storrud-Barnes, Susan
Valcea, Sorin
The next DBA cohort begins Fall 2018.
The deadline to apply is February 16, 2018.

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