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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

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

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

Professional Research – 21 Credit Hours Required

DSRT 734 Inferential Statistics
DSRT 736 Dissertation Seminar
DSRT 837 Professional Writing and Proposal Development 
DSRT 839 Advanced Research Methods
DSRT 930  Dissertation
DSRT 931 Dissertation
ELECTIVE Choose from LEAS 730, LEAS 830, LEAC 836, three (3) credits of INTR799, or approved elective

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