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University of Dallas DBA Overview

The University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is excited to provide an opportunity for business professionals to expand their breadth of knowledge and abilities in leadership, innovation, and customer engagement.

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree is an applied research degree designed to equip students to apply rigorous research methods in investigating the problems faced in their organizations and industries. Students will be immersed in forward-thinking theories on how to address the constantly changing global marketplace, while applying sustainable and ethical business practices.

Total tuition cost for the three-year DBA program is $97,500.

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 are designed to introduce students to a broad range of managerial literature and research. Students will also learn how to use rigorous research methods to analyze and solve organizational problems in a variety of managerial and organizational contexts. These courses will be completed during the first two years of study. 
  • 6 semester hours of doctoral colloquia are designed to supplement coursework by providing workshops to facilitate each student's personal and professional development. The colloquium sessions will provide supplemental instruction in research, teaching, writing, presentation and career transition strategies. The colloquium sequence will assure that the DBA students are making adequate progress toward developing an independent applied research study for the required dissertation. 
  • 18 semester hours of focused dissertation research.

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