Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)Curriculum

The program requires a three-day residency for program orientation and four two-day residencies (Friday and Saturday – scheduled one each month during the semester).

DBA Calendar

Upon completing the program, students should be able to:

  • Acquire the necessary functional business knowledge in a global context
  • Identify and develop organizational best practices
  • Demonstrate the ability to write and conduct research for peer-reviewed publications including conferences and journals

FALL I

This course introduces a structured approach to quantitative research methods such as surveys, experiments, data analysis, and multi-criteria analysis of judgments.

This course introduces the fundamental philosophy and development process of managerial business research.

This course explores advanced methods in quantitative research such as surveys and sample techniques, parametric and nonparametric tests, structured equation modeling, and time series analysis.

This course introduces students to methods and practices for developing and using data based on experiments and surveys for research.

SPRING I

Organization functioning from a macro perspective; emphasis on evolution, structure, design and processes of complex systems. Study of communication/information networks, inter-group processes and control strategies.

This course provides the theoretical foundation needed to understand internationalization of firms from developed and developing countries.

This course provides students a rigorous background in finance and helps them understand international macroeconomic factors and their effects on businesses.

FALL II

This course introduces a structured approach to qualitative research in business.  It includes study of methods such as case studies, ethnography, archival studies, and action research.

Links functional areas of management to provide integrated view of organization and public policy. Emphasis on measurement, analysis and conceptualization of organization as a totality of operations.

This course compares a variety of qualitative research techniques. Students will review contemporary and classic studies that employ qualitative methods in both theoretical and applied contexts.

Develops skills in organizational problem-solving through applications of theory and research to actual problems. Emphasis on needs analysis, process consultation, teambuilding and action research.

SPRING II

This course investigates the development and evolution of marketing-theory development.

This course covers the methods and approaches to creating theory, validation and testing, and dissemination of knowledge.

This course deals with human behavior in organizations. Conceptual frameworks, case  discussions, and practices related to the interactive effects of human motivation, learning and development, group dynamics, leadership, communication, power and influence, change, diversity, organizational design, and culture will be discussed in the context of multi-cultural and cross-border interactions.

Preparatory background research and study to begin development of dissertation proposal. Students should be able to complete proposal by the end of the course.

FALL III

Discipline-specific topics in applied research contexts will be covered.

Original research that is supervised by a faculty committee and defended openly before the university committee.

SPRING III

Discipline-specific topics in applied research contexts will be covered.

Original research that is supervised by a faculty committee and defended openly before the university committee.

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