Globalization, the rise of international activities of small-and-medium sized firms, and growing interdependence of national economies, are creating greater opportunities for a career in global business education. The Doctorate degree in Global Business integrates a contemporary curriculum, faculty scholarship, students’ work experiences to teach you to think more creatively and entrepreneurially.
An M.B.A. degree (or the equivalent) is required.
The degree can be pursued while working full-time. This is not a part-time program; instead it is a flexible program, where students are admitted in cohort group. To provide flexibility and to meet the needs of working professionals, courses are offered twice a week and are scheduled after 5:00 p.m.
Course Work: The doctoral degree requires a minimum of sixty-eight semester credit hours (forty-four hours of courses, twenty-four hours of doctoral research) with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Participation in DBA classes limited only to those students admitted to the DBA program, ensuring the highest caliber peer group in the classroom.
Global Business is one of five specialized tracks within the DBA program. In the Global Business track the courses will be covered in the following areas:
Comprehensive Examination: Upon completion of formal course work, the student must demonstrate competence in their field by passing a required comprehensive examination. The written examination is prepared and graded by the Graduate Faculty on the Doctoral Committee.
Defense of the Dissertation Proposal: Upon completion of the course work and passing the comprehensive examination, the student prepares the dissertation proposal in his/her area of interest.
Dissertation Defense: Upon successful completion of the dissertation, the student makes an oral presentation and defense of the dissertation to his/her committee and the College of the Business Faculty.
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.
See the Graduate Catalog for details and course descriptions on the Doctoral program in Global Business.
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