Department of Management

DBA in Management

Preparatory Requirements

An M.B.A. degree (or the equivalent) is required, including a strong background in management and organizational theory and a good understanding of the application of computers to the analysis of organizational problems.

More specifically, a candidate should have completed the following prerequisites (or their equivalents):
  • MLR 501 Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MLR 601/701 Human Resources Management and Labor Relations
  • MBA 660 Integrative Business Strategy
  • FIN 601 Financial Policies
  • ECN 503 Economic Concepts

DBA Core Courses

  • Multivariate Statistical Methods
  • Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis
  • Business Research: Analysis and Applications
  • Seminar on Business Teaching Methods

Management Core Courses

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


  • 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 MLR Course Descriptions section of the Graduate Catalog for details.

For More Information

Contact Ms. Bess Antol at or 216.687.3786.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 420
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 420
1860 E. 18th Street
Cleveland,OH 44115-2214
Phone: 216.687.3786

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