Program Objectives
The D.B.A. program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as effective university researchers and teachers or for senior research positions in business or government. The program is designed for students wishing to pursue full-time business doctoral studies in a residential program.

  • Research
    A primary objective of the program is to train D.B.A. candidates to become proficient researchers. Therefore, course work involves research activities such as literature review and critique, theoretical modeling, research design, computer-assisted empirical analysis, and preparation of proposals and research papers.
  • Teaching
    Another objective is to train students to become proficient teachers. Most D.B.A. candidates are provided the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in their specialty area. DBA students typically are not assigned teaching responsibilities until their third year in the program. Prior to being put in the classroom, doctoral candidates receive training and mentoring in the art and practice of teaching.
  • Professional Activities
    In addition, all business doctoral students are expected to participate in national and regional academic conferences and are encouraged to work with faculty in developing individual research and teaching skills.


  • Carnegie Research University/High Research Activity Ranking
  • U.S. News and World Report Tier I National University Ranking
  • National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) Designation
  • Ranked Top 25 Most Affordable Colleges in the U.S.
Schedule Full-time
Scholarships available No


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