Doctor of Business Administration
The JU Davis College of Business Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is an applied program in which candidates practice using analytical tools to solve current work problems and challenges. The program is ideal for executives, aspiring consultants, policy makers, or “clinical” or applied faculty desiring positions in schools of business internationally. A master’s degree in business is desirable , but not required. The 60 credit hour Davis DBA can be earned in a minimum of 3 years—two years in classes and the final year(s) working directly with their dissertation advisor. Davis DBA classes will meet bi-monthly on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. The learning environment is a combination of both onsite classwork and engaging individual work that can be accomplished through online exchanges and collaboration with faculty and colleagues. Depending on the “focus” of the study, the program offers more than 18 hours of graduate credits to qualify the graduates to teach if they so desire.?
The Davis DBA degree is one of an elite group of AACSB accredited DBA programs. Based on the three pillars of Leadership, Globalization, and Business Analytics, the doctoral program for executives at JU takes business intelligence and the art of “informed intuition” to a new level. The DBA curriculum builds on the skills professionals have mastered, while heightening their ability to be agile and fluid as a manager. The DBA prepares candidates to scope the best paths for discovery, innovation, and quantitative analysis of opportunities and international challenges. There are three phases to the DBA program. In the first phase, students complete the “core” coursework during the first two years. The second phase is the comprehensive exam and oral presentation of dissertation proposal. In the final phase, the candidates focus on their dissertation by dedicating their third year to doctoral level research and writing in a business area of their choice.
A DBA is the equivalent of a PhD in Business Administration. While a PhD tends to be more of a theoretical or scholarly research based program, the DBA is more of an applied research based program. Many DBA candidates are executives who wish to pursue a higher degree while continuing to work full time. Because the DBA focuses on applied research, many students are able to directly apply what they learn to current business issues. Both the PhD and the DBA are terminal degrees.
The ideal candidate:
• Will have substantive (7 or more years) executive leadership experience
• Embraces challenges and is open to change
• Has a global mindset
• Enjoys learning, is good with details and technology
• Is analytical, factual, and renders good judgment
• Is committed to be a leader for the business, industry, and the community
?Course Codes ? Course Titles Course Credit
?ACCT 760 Advanced Managerial Accounting
?DSIM 710 Advanced Statistics and Applications
?DSIM 725 ?Quantitative Methods for Executive Decision Making ?3
?DSIM 740 ?Business Analytics & Technological Tools ?3
?DSIM 755 ?Advanced Research Methods I ?3
?DSIM 775 ?Advanced Research Methods II ?4
?ECON 770 ?Applied Econometrics ?3
?FIN 750 ?Corporate Mergers, Acquisitions, and Valuations ?3
?INB 700 ?Corporate and Global Strategy ?3
?INB 745 ?Global Business in the Transitional Market Place ?3
?INB 765 ?Marketing with a Global Mindset ?3
?MGT 705 ?Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurial Thought Leadership ?3
?MGT 715 ?Organizational Development, Transformation and Change ?3
?MGT 720 ?Advanced Negotiations and Communications ?3
?MGT 730 ?DBA Colloquium I ?1
?MGT 735 ?Contemporary Business Ethics ?3
?MGT 780 ?DBA Colloquium II ?1
?XXX 785 ?Dissertation I / Applied Research I (ACCT, ECON, DSIM, FIN, INB, MGT or MKG) ?6
?XXX 790 Dissertation II / Applied Research II? (ACCT, ECON, DSIM, FIN, INB, MGT or MKG) ?6
?DBA 795 ?Dissertation Extension (1 Credit hour if needed) ?
? ? Total: ?60
Fully accredited? by SACSCOC? and AACSB.
Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid:
# of Credits Required:
Master's College or University I
JU is a regionally accredited university and is recognized by the Department of Education, thereby enabling students to participate in federally funded and state entitlement (financial aid) programs.