The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is pleased to have a full inaugural cohort for our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program which started fall 2014. 

 

Program Structure

The DBA program requires completion of 60 credit hours over a three-year period including preparation and defense of a doctoral dissertation. These courses consist of the following:

  • 36 semester hours of course work introducing students to micro and macro research issues in business, professional development workshops, and career transition strategies. These courses will be completed during the first two years of study. This includes 12 semester hours of research methods courses, including the research practicum.
  • 6 semester hours of doctoral colloquia. The colloquium is designed to facilitate the development and enhancement of professional working relationships between students and their major professor. As such, the colloquium sequence will assure that the DBA students are making adequate progress toward developing an independent applied research study for the required dissertation. The colloquium also provides supplemental instruction in research, teaching, writing, presentation, and career transition strategies.
  • 18 semester hours of focused dissertation research.

It is anticipated that some students will not complete the dissertation within three years.

Courses are taught in a blended format that combines traditional class instruction with online learning. In-residence sessions are scheduled on a monthly basis (Friday and Saturday, approximately 8 hours each day). Online learning will be utilized between the residence weekend sessions.

Course Schedule

Term Courses Credit
Fall 2014 Designing Applied Research
Global Imperative
Doctoral Colloquium
7 hours
Spring 2015 Engagement Factor
Strategic Perspectives
Doctoral Colloquium
7 hours
Summer 2015 Qualitative Methods for Diagnosis and Assessment
Leadership & Followership
Doctoral Colloquium
7 hours
Fall 2015 Applied Statistical Analysis
Customer Driven Innovation
Doctoral Colloquium
7 hours
Spring 2016 Emerging Technologies
Agile Organizations
Doctoral Colloquium
7 hours
Summer 2016 Sustainable Enterprise
Applied Research Practicum
Doctoral Colloquium
7 hours
Fall 2016 Dissertation 6 hours
Spring 2017 Dissertation 6 hours
Summer 2017 Dissertation 6 hours