Doctor of Business Administration
The Doctor of Business Administration program combines an innovative and rigorous curriculum, which creates a plethora of opportunities for you to enhance your credentials and strategic leadership skills. The program’s interdisciplinary nature offers cross-training in multiple business fields, giving you expertise in diverse disciplines.
The Huizenga Business School’s distinguished faculty members guide doctoral research efforts, giving you the opportunity to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at national conferences before earning your degree. Doctoral students have received academic accolades through award winning papers, dissertations, and presentations.
The Doctor of Business Administration Program requires the successful completion of 68 credit hours.
Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the DBA curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.
The following represents a typical curriculum profile. Students are encouraged to meet with a program representative soon after admission to the program. All courses are four credits except where noted.
Component One: Common Core - 30 credits
(26 credits for Finance and Accounting specialties)
- MGT 6020 Emerging Issues in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management
- ECN 6040 Emerging Issues in Economics
- OPS 6050 Emerging Issues in Operations Management
- DOC 6080 Seminar in Academic Research (2 credits)
- MKT 6120 Emerging Issues in Marketing
- INB 6110 Emerging Issues in International Business
- FIN 6130 Emerging Issues in Financial Decision Making (Finance specialists replace with FIN 6500)
- MGT 6140 Emerging Issues in Strategic Decision Making (Accounting specialists replace with ACT 6730)
Component Two: Specialty Areas
Accounting (16 credits)
- ACT 6710 Seminar in Financial Accounting
- ACT 6730 Seminar in Managerial Accounting
- ACT 6760 Seminar in Accounting Information Systems and Auditing
- ACT 6770 Current Issues in Accounting Research
Finance (16 credits)
- FIN 6500 Seminar in Corporate Finance
- FIN 6510 Seminar in International Finance
- FIN 6540 Seminar in Investments
- FIN 6580 Seminar in Special Topics in Finance
Human Resource Management (12 credits)
Select 3 courses from the following:
- HRM 6315 Seminar in Strategic Planning in Human Resource Management
- HRM 6325 Seminar in Employee Relations and Services
- HRM 6330 Seminar in Performance and Reward Systems
- HRM 6335 Seminar in Special Topics in Human Resource Management
Management (12 credits)
- MGT 6010 Seminar in the History of Management Thought
- MGT 6015 Seminar in the Sociological and Psychological Principles of Management
- MGT 6100 Advanced Leadership Studies
Marketing (12 credits)
Select one of the following courses:
Component Three: Competencies - 2 credits
All competencies are zero credit unless otherwise noted.
- DOC 6072 Online Communications and Internet Competency
- DOC 6073 Orientation
- DOC 6090 Comprehensive Examination
- DOC 6096 Publication Requirement
- DOC 6098 or 6099 Seminar in Teaching Methods or Seminar in Consultancy (2 credits)
Component Four: Research - 12 credits
All research courses are three (3) credits.
- QNT 6001 Research Methodology
- QNT 6007 Quantitative Methods
- QNT 6008 Qualitative Methods
- QNT 6009 Special Topics in Research Techniques
Dissertation - 12 credits
All dissertation courses are two (2) credits.
- DOC 6011 Literature Review
- DOC 6012 Seminar in Research Presentation
- DOC 6091 Dissertation I
- DOC 6092 Dissertation II
- DOC 6093 Dissertation III
- DOC 6094 Dissertation IV