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.
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
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
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.
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.