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Doctor of Business Administration in Global Business and Leadership Program

Earn a DBA and empower yourself for a great career
in business

The Value of a CALUNIVERSITY online DBA in Global Business and Leadership Degree

Some of the most dynamic and marketable business professionals are those with a mind for business on a global level. The current global business outlook is full of many successful and growing corporations that are establishing overseas operations and strengthening relationships with existing international partners. The demand for those with a DBA is increasing. Employers who once required those with an MBA to do the jobs necessary for fostering strategic bonds with overseas partners are now looking more towards advanced graduates with a DBA for top-level advising and management expertise.

This DBA program focuses on mastering leadership, logistical theory and practice, and international business. The student will gain valuable knowledge about approaching business decisions with a global mindset with a concentration in management. The candidate gains a broader understanding of the necessary communication tools and critical thinking skills that are highly sought after by employers looking to expand their global influence.

The dissertation requires the DBA candidate to demonstrate mastery of all major learning objectives as well as overall knowledge in the global business and leadership concentration in order to make decisions and establish themselves as an expert in the field of their choice.

The DBA in Global Business and Leadership provides the necessary tools for entering the international business field at an executive level. A wide variety of career prospects from finance management to consulting to international marketing continue to minimize the distance between global organizations.

With a DBA that focuses on Global Business and Leadership, graduates are prepared to enter a consistently growing industry that requires the highest level of academic credentials, and fosters an appetite for travel and broader economic thinking. DBA candidates with a focus in this field will gain the necessary skills and knowledge for managing and decision-making for high-level positions in a variety of industries on an international scale.

Credits required for degree completion: 60
Maximum transfer credits accepted: 9
Program length: 2 years
Cost per credit: $445
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Program Competencies and Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate mastery of content knowledge in specialized fields for a higher level of understanding for decision making in complex organizational environments.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills for local and global business planning and decision making.
  • Integrate knowledge across disciplines in the use of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies for business administration problem solving.
  • Identify and evaluate business issues and opportunities that enhance prospects for optimum return on investments and creating value.
  • Demonstrate entrepreneurial mindset and skills for starting and growing new ventures.
  • Demonstrate creative research approaches to data collection, analysis, and synthesis for organizational effectiveness, change, and continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate informational literacy and computational thinking for effective and efficient use of technology.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills for innovative and collaborative economic development.
  • Develop diverse teams and foster teamwork through effective techniques through human resource management.
  • Review business case studies and prepare theoretically-grounded arguments using peer-reviewed journals and appropriate scholarly writing styles.
Degree Plan DOCTORATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN GLOBAL BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP (DBA GBL)
Course Number Course Name Prerequisite Credits Core Major
Semester 1
GRC 600 Doctoral Academic Study and Writing 3 3
GRC 605 Business Research Methodology & Quantitative Statistics 3 3
ECO 615 Global Economy 3 3
Semester 2
MGT 616 Organizational Change & Development in Mgt. System 3 3
MGT 626 Managing Innovation Integrating Technology 3 3
MKT 645 Qualitative Research in Consumer Behavior GRC 605 3 3
Semester 3
FIN 605 Financial Economics GRC 605 3 3
MKT 640 E-Commerce Models and its Applications MGT 626 3 3
MGT 635 Merger & Acquisition: Due Diligence Report MGT 616 3 3
Semester 4
MGT 645 Strategic Management: A Global Approach MGT 616 3 3
CCA1
MGT 610 Mastering Leadership: Theories and Concepts 3 3
MGT 618 International Business ECO 615 3 3
Semester 5
MGT 620 Risk Management FIN 605; MGT 645 3 3
MGT 630 Business Logistics: Theory and Practice MGT 635; MKT 645 3 3
MGT 650 Project Management MGT 616 3 3
CCA2
Semester 6
GRC 641 Dissertation Introduction 3 3
GRC 642 Dissertation Literature Review 3 3
GRC 643 Dissertation Methodology 3 3
Semester 7
GRC 644 Dissertation Results and Findings 3 3
GRC 645 Dissertation Conclusions and Recommendations 3 3
Dissertation Presentation and Oral Defense
60 30 30

Required Courses

  • ECO 615 Global Economy
  • FIN 605 Financial Economics
  • GRC 600 Doctoral Academic Study and Writing
  • GRC 605 Business Research Methodology & Quantitative Statistics
  • MGT 616 Organizational Change & Development in Management System
  • MGT 626 Managing Innovation Integrating Technology
  • MGT 635 Merger & Acquisition: Due Diligence Report
  • MGT 645 Strategic Management: A Global Approach
  • MKT 640 E-Commerce Models and its Applications
  • MKT 645 Qualitative Research in Consumer Behavior

Specialization Courses

  • MGT 610 Mastering Leadership: Theories and Concepts
  • MGT 618 International Business
  • MGT 620 Risk Management
  • MGT 630 Business Logistics: Theory and Practice
  • MGT 650 Project Management

Comprehensive Competency Assessment 2 (CCA2) Exam will be taken after completing the 5 emphasis courses

Students must have successfully completed all courses in order to begin the Doctorate Dissertation. The Doctorate Dissertation must be selected, agreed upon, reviewed and approved by the assigned committee, Dean of Doctorate Studies, and Chief Academic Officer. The requirements for the Doctorate Dissertation include the final preparation, acceptance of the Dissertation, (based on established guidelines) and the candidate’s successful Presentation and Oral Defense, and the submission of two bound copies of the final paper to the Dean of Doctorate Studies for the candidate’s file.

Dissertation

  • GRC 641 Dissertation Introduction
  • GRC 642 Dissertation Literature Review
  • GRC 643 Dissertation Methodology
  • GRC 644 Dissertation Results and Findings
  • GRC 645 Dissertation Conclusions and Recommendations

Students unable to complete the individual course requirements on their first attempt may remain enrolled in the course for an additional two attempts (GRC B and C). Failure to complete the course within three attempts, the initial and two additional attempts, will result in the student’s dismissal from the program. Only the initial course is a 3 credit course and the applicable tuition fees will apply. Students unable to complete the course on the initial attempt may continue on to the B and C series for no credit but will be responsible for the GRC B and/or GRC C fee.

Dismissed students may appeal their dismissal. If approved, students may return upon agreeing to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The second attempt at the course with an IEP starts at (D) and is considered a new course subject to full tuition fees. This course may be repeated once (E) subject to the GRC E fee.

Students that are dismissed or withdrawn during the dissertation phase and are approved to return will have to start from the beginning of the dissertation phase and will be responsible for any applicable fees.

Course Schedule

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration program requires the completion of 60 units of coursework that include:

Business Required Courses: 30 Units / 10 Courses
Elective Courses: 15 Units / 5 Courses
Dissertation: 14 Units
Competency Assessment: 1 Unit
Qualifying Exam

In addition to the preliminary admissions requirements listed above, an applicant for the Professional Doctorate program must meet and submit the following admission prerequisites:

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae or professional resume
  2. Evidence of having minimally two or more years of full-time, occupational experience, preferably at a managerial level, related to the Business Administration field
  3. Official transcripts showing the completion of a Master’s degree from an approved or accredited college or university/institution. If the master’s degree was earned in a non-business related field, the Academic Department can evaluate the submitted documents to determine a reasonable foundation for the applicant to successfully complete the doctoral program.
  4. The applicant’s prior college academic records must show a minimal Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of B (3.0 on a scale of 4.0) grade or higher.

Graduation Requirements

The Doctorate Degree is conferred upon those who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  1. Successfully completed all required courses of the Doctorate curricula and have completed the minimal required Learning Time for each course and program
  2. Met the study time residency requirement for degree completion and award
  3. Achieved at least 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
  4. Successfully passed the Competency Assessment
  5. Successfully passed the Qualifying Examination
  6. Be cleared of all indebtedness and other obligations to CALUNIVERSITY
  7. Be recommended for graduation by the Faculty and Academic Department
  8. Successfully complete and pass an Oral Defense of the Dissertation
  9. Submission of two bound copies of the final Dissertation

Other Course Offerings

Doctorate of Business Administration
DBA – Entrepreneurship and Business Management
DBA – Healthcare Management and Leadership
DBA – Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Management

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