Rapid changes in technology; enhanced global competition; the development of innovative structures in society, business and government; and an ever more complex workforce all require successful leaders of business to possess sophisticated new perspectives and skills as well as heightened levels of knowledge. As a result, contemporary business and industry executives are turning increasingly to academic institutions for new paradigms to secure success today, to recruit the best possible leadership for the future, and to guide growth and development wisely.
To meet these demands, the University of Northern Virginia's Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program provides a practical yet academically rigorous learning experience for a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students. The objectives of the program are three-fold:
- To prepare candidates for a career in management or consulting at the senior executive level;
- To provide candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary in order to conduct meaningful and original empirical research; and
- To develop within each candidate the fundamental expertise and skills required in order to become a college or university faculty member in an area of Business Administration.
This doctoral program may be pursued on either a part-time or full-time basis and completed within three to five years.
Candidates for the DBA degree must complete 60 credit hours, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. It is required that all candidates attend the earliest scheduled doctoral orientation class (one credit hour). Program components include:
- Forty-five credit hours of course requirements.
- One credit hour of doctoral orientation.
- A minimum of twelve credit hours devoted to the doctoral research project.
- Satisfactory performance in the written Comprehensive Examination (upon completion of formal coursework).
- Submission of a doctoral research proposal.
- Formal presentation of the doctoral research project.
Requirements: 60 credit hours
Doctoral Orientation: 1 credit hour
|ORTN 600||Doctoral Orientation|
Research Methodology: 9 Credit Hours
|RESE 602||Research Methods and Design|
|RESE 604||Quantitative Research & Analysis|
|RESE 606||Exploration in Advanced Research|
* All doctoral students must take the RESE courses
Core Courses: 39 credit hours
|BMGT 608||Human Resources Development|
|BMGT 610||Strategic Decision Making|
|BMGT 612||Business Policy and Practice|
|BMGT 614||Business, Government and Society|
|BMGT 616||Seminar in Labor Relations|
|BMGT 618||Seminar in Human Resources Management|
|BMGT 620||Seminar on Organizational Development|
|BMGT 622||Seminar in Strategic Management|
|BMGT 624||Current Topics: the Professional Seminar|
|BMGT 658||Theories of Globalization|
|ECON 626||Economic and Finance|
|IMSC 628||Technology Systems in Business|
|MKTG 630||Global Marketing Strategy|
Doctoral Project: Min. 12 Credit Hours
|PROJ 700||Doctoral Projects|
(Please refer to the DBA Program Handbook for further details.)