Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Strategic Management
United States University (USU)
San Diego, USA
Full time, Part time
USD 23,520 *
Earliest start date
* $26,180 - Total Estimated Total Institutional Charges (Including Fees) for Domestic Students
ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER
The USU DBA program is designed to prepare professionals to practice in their chosen career. This doctorate is considered a practice doctorate rather than a research doctorate. The DBA program offers students opportunities to develop competencies needed for various roles in advanced practice, leadership, and policy. The objective is to develop scholar practitioners to lead organizations.
The highest level of commitment to leadership excellence
Throughout the program, DBA courses will include opportunities to demonstrate mastery of higher order skills. Doctoral graduates should possess capabilities such as critical thinking, ethical thought, preparedness for independent inquiry, critical consumption of the literature, research skill capabilities, ability to apply research to business problems, knowledge of industry best-practices, and professional communication and behaviors.
ADVANTAGES OF USU
100% online program—no in-person residency required.
The DBA program is designed to be completed within 24 months.
Designed with working professionals in mind, the DBA program allows students to take one or two courses at a time.
USU is accredited by WSCUC.
Payment plans are available.
Courses start every 8 weeks.
ACCREDITATIONS & APPROVALS
DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CURRICULUM
42 Semester Credits / 18-24 Months
Delivery Mode: Online
The USU DBA program is designed to provide professionals and executives with advanced tools and skills required for strategic planning and decision making. DBA graduates continue their career as management executives, use the degree to shift their career, or use the degree to alter their career trajectory within the same discipline. Graduating from a DBA program demonstrates the highest levels of commitment to continual learning, leadership excellence, and professional development.
DBA COURSE REQUIREMENTS
|Scholarly Writing and Formal Inquiry|
|Topic, Justification, Purpose, and Research Questions – Specific|
|Theoretical Foundations of Management|
|Seminar in Organizational Behavior|
|Seminar in Organizational Theory|
|Advanced Topics in Business Ethics|
|Advanced Topics in Business Policy and Strategy|
|Research Theory, Design, and Methods|
SPECIALIZED RESEARCH DESIGN ELECTIVES
Students are required to take 3 credits of electives from the list below.
|Topics and Application in Case Study Design|
|Topics and Application in a Systematic Literature Review–Specific|
|Topics and Application in Archival Data Analysis|
SYSTEMATIC PROJECT COURSE REQUIREMENT
|Systematic Doctoral Project|
|Systematic Doctoral Project II–Specific|
|Systematic Doctoral Project III|
|Systematic Doctoral Project IV|
Program Tuition Fee
Students of the DBA program will:
- Propose and assess ethical frameworks to advance corporate social responsibility and ethical decision making.
- Critically evaluate theoretical and applied research in business administration.
- Synthesize knowledge of the scholarly literature in strategic management.
- Conduct and defend applied research that engages a pragmatic business problem.
- Justify solutions for the refinement of business practice based upon research, knowledge of the literature, and best practices.
- Formally summarize advanced knowledge in their field of study verbally and in writing.
- Appraise and refine solutions to organizational problems using a strategic management perspective.
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