The Davis Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is an applied program where 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 first cohort will begin Fall 2014, pending final approval by SACSCOC.