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Doctor of Business Administration Degree Requirements

The Doctor of Business Administration is comprised of 66 required credit hours. Core and specialization courses are delivered in an 8-week bi-term format; dissertation courses are delivered in a 16-week semester format. Each course is three semester credit-hours and aligned with the program’s goals. An outline of the Program of Studies for the DBA is provided below:

Core Courses – 21 Credit Hours Required

  • BACC 731 Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • BADM 733 Strategic Marketing: Research and Practice
  • BADM 734 Corporate Finance: Fiscal Management in a Global Climate
  • BADM 735 Comparative Economics
  • BADM 737 Managerial Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • BADM 838 Strategic Thinking, Decision-Making, and Innovation
  • LEAS 835 The Change Process

Professional Research – 21 Credit Hours Required


Strategic Focus Courses - 24 Credit Hours Required

A content specialty area of at least twenty-four (24) hours must be earned in one of these disciplines:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management

For a full list of course offerings, visit our Academic Catalog page.