Doctor of Business Administration in Management
The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Management prepares graduates in a Business background, with a strong focus on the management of people, policies, and products. This program also trains scholar/practitioners who possess skills and knowledge to solve real world issues in business/management environment. Students will establish a strong research base by participating in the program.
DBA in Management features a strong business core combined with proven management theory. The program prepares those in leadership roles to expand their knowledge and abilities in strategic management, innovation, and organizational behavior. The program also prepares individuals for faculty positions in higher education.
- Several options for doctoral research including action research, traditional dissertation, or 3 journal articles so students can pick what works best for their organization and goals.
- Students will be able to work on their degree at their convenience online.
- At STU, small class sizes of 10-15 are the norm in order for students to get the personalized attention they need.
- All students admitted to the Doctor of Business Administration program will be granted 30 credits from their Master’s Degree, toward the program total of 90 credit hours beyond the Bachelor’s Degree. Resulting in a 60-credit hour degree completion plan.
- Additionally, in consultation with the program director an additional 15 graduate, or post graduate credits may be accepted toward the remaining 60 credits beyond the Master’s Degree depending upon content and discipline of the graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and doctoral specialization selected.
- Depending on the number of credits transferred in from the Master’s Degree, course work can be completed in 1–1½ years before dissertation.
- There are three doctoral research options. In consultation with the Program Director, the student will choose the best option for their career pursuit:
- All DBA courses are available fully online, on-campus, or a hybrid of both
DBA candidates have the choice to pursue one of the three research options below to complete the doctoral program:
- Traditional Dissertation
- Article Dissertation
- Action Research
- Management Consultant
- Business Manager
- Management Analyst
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Total Credits Required: 90 credits
All students admitted to the Doctor of Business Administration program will be granted 30 credits from their Master’s degree, toward the program total of 90 credit hours beyond the Bachelor’s degree. Resulting in a 60-credit hour degree completion plan.
DBA Common Courses: 18 Credits
- BUS 813 Strategic Brand Management: 3 credits
- MIS 879 Information Ethics: 3 credits
- BUS 806 Global Social Media Management: 3 credits
- BUS 836 Entrepreneurship: 3 credits
- SPO 855 Special Topics – Leadership Theory and Practice: 3 credits
- MAN 810 Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Management: 3 credits
Research Requirements: 21 credits
Research Core: 9 credits
- RES 819 Foundations of Research: 3 credits
- RES 820 Quantitative Research: 3 credits
- RES 821 Qualitative Research: 3 credits
Doctoral Research (Dissertation/Action Research): 12 credits
- DIS 900 Doctoral Research Proposal: 3 credits
- DIS 901 Doctoral Research I: 3 credits
- DIS 902 Doctoral Research II: 3 credits
- DIS 903 Doctoral Research III: 3 credits
- DIS 904 Doctoral Continuation Course: 1-3 credits
Management Specialization Course Requirement: 21 Credit
- MAN 801: Organization Design and Theory: 3 credits
- MAN 812: Labor-Management Relations: 3 credits
- MAN 827: Organizational Development: 3 credits
- MAN 867: Seminar I: Issues in Management: 3 credits
- MAN 868: Seminar II: Issues in Management: 3 credits
- BUS 895: International Management: 3 credits
- BUS 804: Research Design in Business Administration: 3 credits