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DBA Career Outcomes

Success to Significance

A doctorate in business can yield a variety of career opportunities. Graduates holding a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree are prepared to work in executive positions within organizations, in academic pursuits at universities and colleges, or in a combination of academic and executive positions.

The Academic

The Academic

As an educator, you are in a position to uncover defining moments in the development of tomorrow's business leaders and make an impact as a thought leader in industry. Business school faculty members are among the highest paid educators/researchers at an academic institution in fields such as accounting, finance and more recently entrepreneurship/small business administration.

In addition to the university salary, professors often have the opportunity to consult organizations, participate in international teaching assignments, publish articles and books, and speak at conferences, as well as a variety of other income generating activities.

The Executive Thought Leader

The Executive Thought Leader

With a doctorate degree in business, you are not limited to working in an academic environment. Many major organizations, such as consulting agencies, require doctorally qualified individuals to explore strategic directions, consumer behaviors, financial projections, and a variety of other areas of business.

The Scholar-Practitioner

The Scholar-Practitioner

Many DBA’s choose to pursue a career that captures the best of both academics and industry. In addition to their university responsibilities, many faculty members that have their own consulting or freelance businesses, or publish mainstream books on their research topics in addition to their journal contributions for additional income.

News

Professors Awarded NEH Grant to Support Writing Programs

Chair and Assistant Professor of English Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D., and Professor of Physics and recent Interim Dean of Constantin College Sally Hicks, Ph.D., have secured a $299,078 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support writing instruction at UD for the fall 2020 semester.

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You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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