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Mission and Goals

The mission of the Doctor of Business Administration Degree Program at UC is to foster academic excellence and student achievement at the graduate level.  Students are provided with a strong academic foundation in business, and are prepared to become productive, competent, and ethical professionals. The Hutton School of Business provides a learning environment that is characterized by student-oriented instructional methodologies and the development of leadership and life-long learning skills in its students.

Within the DBA Program, the first major offered will be Management. The online doctor of business administration degree program consists of three components:  1) Core courses; 2) Strategic Focus (or content specialty courses);  and 3) Professional research courses.  Through this course structure, the Online Doctor of Business Administration Program seeks to prepare candidates to:

  • Apply current research and literature to problems found in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, management, and marketing
  • Develop research-based, strategic, effective, and ethical solutions to optimize organizational performance (both domestic and international)
  • Apply advanced communication, collaboration, research, and critical thinking skills
  • Design rigorous research that contributes to the professional body of knowledge of business and provides linkages to practical business applications