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Doctor of Business Administration


DBA Program

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  • The 48 credit hour program consists of 11 courses, written and oral comprehensive exams, and a dissertation.
  • Written and oral comprehensives examine the student's mastery of the management literature.
  • Under the guidance of a dissertation chair, students undertake and conduct a dissertation that represents an original contribution to the field of management.
  • Admission is selective and based on a number of criteria including personal interviews, letters of recommendation, performance on the GMAT, writing samples, prior work experience and career goals. Candidates must have a master's degree. If the master's degree is in an area other than business, additional coursework may be necessary.

Upcoming Course Schedule

Classes are held Monday-Thursday, 6-9 p.m. on the main campus.

DBA 910 Analyzing Behavior in Organizations, Dr. Monica Forret, MH202, Mondays beginning Aug. 22
DBA 902 Statistical Techniques I, Dr. Jessica Greenwald, AH413C, Tuesdays beginning Aug. 23
DBA 913 Developing Strategy for Competitiveness, Dr. Arun Pillutla, MH202, Wednesdays beginning Aug. 24

Questions about the schedule? Want to sit in on a class? Call the Program Coordinator at 563-333-6267 or email