Every three years students are admitted to the program in a cohort group. You will complete the DBA program with the same group of students with whom you begin. This approach, with an emphasis on collaboration, sustains motivation through peer support throughout the program.The next class will be admitted to the program in Fall 2016. Application deadline is February 1, 2016. If you are considering applying, please plan ahead and apply during the fall before the program begins.
The degree can be pursued while working full-time. To provide flexibility and to meet the needs of working professionals, classes are held weekdays after 5:00 p.m.
The program encompasses a contemporary curriculum focused on research and scholarship. Interdisciplinary in nature, the program draws upon cutting-edge research in a variety of fields as well as the experiences of the students themselves. There are six specializations within the DBA program:
The doctoral degree requires a minimum of sixty-four semester credit hours (forty-four hours of courses, twenty hours of doctoral research) with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Participation in DBA classes (800-level) is limited only to those students admitted to the DBA program, ensuring the highest caliber peer group in the classroom.
The basic preparation for the DBA program is an MBA degree or its equivalent from a program accredited by AACSB International. If your master's degree is not an MBA (or its equivalent) from an AACSB-accredited program, you must complete a set of core requirements for the College of Business Administration's MBA program, as required for your chosen DBA specialization.
Defense of Dissertation Proposal
Defense of Dissertation
Faculty Scholarship: Students will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on research projects and present their research at national and international conferences. On average, our DBA students publish at least two refereed articles before their Graduation.
Workshops: Special workshops are offered each year to help prepare students for their comprehensive examination, dissertation journey, and to improve their teaching and research skills.
Research Seminar Series: Students are required to attend the research seminars, presented by both the College faculty and scholars from other domestic and foreign institutions.
The College faculty is comprised of nationally and internationally known professors and scholars. Faculty scholarship is published in a variety of high ranking academic journals. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on research projects. The program has a strong record of publication by students and alumni, often in collaboration with faculty members.
A limited number of research or teaching assistantships provides financial support for full-time graduate students. Students with assistantships take nine to 12 credit hours of course work, and are expected to devote 20 hours per week of teaching or research assistance per semester to the College of Business Administration.
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