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100% Online Doctoral Programs

DBA Program Options

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1. Business Core Courses: 30 Credits/10 Courses

A. Economics

  • ECO 615 Global Economy

B. Finance

  • FIN 605 Global Business Finance

C. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 600 Doctoral Academic Study and Writing
  • GRC 605 Business Research Methodology and Quantitative Statistics

D. Management

  • MGT 616 Organizational Change and Development in Management System
  • MGT 626 Managing Innovation Integrating Technology
  • MGT 635 Merger and Acquisition: Due Diligence Report
  • MGT 645 Strategic Management: A Global Approach

E. Marketing

  • MKT 640 E-Commerce Models and Applications
  • MGT 645 Marketing Research in Consumer Behavior

2. Specialization Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

 

  • Specialization Electives
  • Specialization Electives
  • Specialization Electives
  • Specialization Electives
  • Specialization Electives

3. Comprehensive Competency Assessment: 0 Credits/1 Course

  • Comprehensive Competency Assessment

4. Doctorate Dissertation Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

A. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 641 Chapter 1 Dissertation Introduction
  • GRC 642 Chapter 2 Dissertation Literature Review
  • GRC 643 Chapter 3 Dissertation Methodology
  • GRC 644 Chapter 4 Dissertation Results and Findings
  • GRC 645 Chapter 5 Dissertation Conclusions and
    Recommendations/Dissertation Presentation and Oral Defense

SPECIALIZATION ELECTIVE COURSES – (SELECT 5 COURSES FROM THE LIST BELOW)

  • HCM 603

Strategies for Healthcare Leadership

  • HCM 612

Economic Evaluation in Healthcare: Merging Theory with
Practice

  • HCM 620

Managing Disaster: Perspectives for Healthcare Leaders

  • HCM 625

Healthcare Marketing: Tools and Techniques

  • HCM 630

Quality Management in Healthcare: A Systems Approach

  • IST 630

Information Technology in Organizations

  • IST 635

Managing IT Projects

  • IST 638

Knowledge Management: Concepts and Practices

  • IST 639

Enterprise Resource Planning and Management

  • IST 655

Effective Security Management

  • 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

  • MGT 655

Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures

  • MGT 657

Case Studies in Global Entrepreneurship

  • MGT 660

Strategic Entrepreneurship

  • MGT 662

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

  • MGT 665

Exploring Entrepreneurship and Economics

1. Business Core Courses: 30 Credits/10 Courses

A. Economics

  • ECO 615 Global Economy

B. Finance

  • FIN 605 Global Business Finance

C. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 600 Doctoral Academic Study and Writing
  • GRC 605 Business Research Methodology and Quantitative Statistics

D. Management

  • MGT 616 Organizational Change and Development in Management System
  • MGT 626 Managing Innovation Integrating Technology
  • MGT 635 Merger and Acquisition: Due Diligence Report
  • MGT 645 Strategic Management: A Global Approach

E. Marketing

  • MKT 640 E-Commerce Models and Applications
  • MGT 645 Marketing Research in Consumer Behavior

2. Global Business and Leadership Specialization Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

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

3. Comprehensive Competency Assessment: 0 Credits/1 Course

  • Comprehensive Competency Assessment

4. Doctorate Dissertation Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

A. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 641 Chapter 1 Dissertation Introduction
  • GRC 642 Chapter 2 Dissertation Literature Review
  • GRC 643 Chapter 3 Dissertation Methodology
  • GRC 644 Chapter 4 Dissertation Results and Findings
  • GRC 645 Chapter 5 Dissertation Conclusions and

    Recommendations/Dissertation Presentation and Oral Defense

1. Business Core Courses: 30 Credits/10 Courses

A. Economics

  • ECO 615 Global Economy

B. Finance

  • FIN 605 Global Business Finance

C. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 600 Doctoral Academic Study and Writing
  • GRC 605 Business Research Methodology and Quantitative Statistics

D. Management

  • MGT 616 Organizational Change and Development in Management System
  • MGT 626 Managing Innovation Integrating Technology
  • MGT 635 Merger and Acquisition: Due Diligence Report
  • MGT 645 Strategic Management: A Global Approach

E. Marketing

  • MKT 640 E-Commerce Models and Applications
  • MGT 645 Marketing Research in Consumer Behavior

2. Entrepreneurship and Business Management Specialization Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

  • MGT 655 Financial Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • MGT 657 Case Studies in Global Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 660 Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 662 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • MGT 665 Exploring Entrepreneurship and Economics

3. Comprehensive Competency Assessment: 0 Credits/1 Course

  • Comprehensive Competency Assessment

4. Doctorate Dissertation Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

A. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 641 Chapter 1 Dissertation Introduction
  • GRC 642 Chapter 2 Dissertation Literature Review
  • GRC 643 Chapter 3 Dissertation Methodology
  • GRC 644 Chapter 4 Dissertation Results and Findings
  • GRC 645 Chapter 5 Dissertation Conclusions and
    Recommendations/Dissertation Presentation and Oral Defense

1. Business Core Courses: 30 Credits/10 Courses

A. Economics

  • ECO 615 Global Economy

B. Finance

  • FIN 605 Global Business Finance

C. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 600 Doctoral Academic Study and Writing
  • GRC 605 Business Research Methodology and Quantitative Statistics

D. Management

  • MGT 616 Organizational Change and Development in Management System
  • MGT 626 Managing Innovation Integrating Technology
  • MGT 635 Merger and Acquisition: Due Diligence Report
  • MGT 645 Strategic Management: A Global Approach

E. Marketing

  • MKT 640 E-Commerce Models and Applications
  • MGT 645 Marketing Research in Consumer Behavior

2. Healthcare Management and Leadership Specialization Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

 

  • HCM 603 Strategies for Healthcare Leadership
  • HCM 612 Economic Evaluation and Healthcare: Merging Theory with
    Practice
  • HCM 620 Managing Disaster: Perspective for Healthcare Leaders
  • HCM 625 Healthcare Marketing: Tools and Techniques
  • HCM 630 Quality Management in Healthcare: A Systems Approach

3. Comprehensive Competency Assessment: 0 Credits/1 Course

  • Comprehensive Competency Assessment

4. Doctorate Dissertation Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

A. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 641 Chapter 1 Dissertation Introduction
  • GRC 642 Chapter 2 Dissertation Literature Review
  • GRC 643 Chapter 3 Dissertation Methodology
  • GRC 644 Chapter 4 Dissertation Results and Findings
  • GRC 645 Chapter 5 Dissertation Conclusions and
    Recommendations/Dissertation Presentation and Oral Defense

1. Business Core Courses: 30 Credits/10 Courses

A. Economics

  • ECO 615 Global Economy

B. Finance

  • FIN 605 Global Business Finance

C. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 600 Doctoral Academic Study and Writing
  • GRC 605 Business Research Methodology and Quantitative Statistics

D. Management

  • MGT 616 Organizational Change and Development in Management System
  • MGT 626 Managing Innovation Integrating Technology
  • MGT 635 Merger and Acquisition: Due Diligence Report
  • MGT 645 Strategic Management: A Global Approach

E. Marketing

  • MKT 640 E-Commerce Models and Applications
  • MGT 645 Marketing Research in Consumer Behavior

2. Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Management Specialization
Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

 

  • IST 630 Information Technology in Organizations
  • IST 635 Managing IT Projects
  • IST 638 Knowledge Management: Concepts and Practices
  • IST 639 Enterprise Resource Planning and Management
  • IST 655 Effective Security Management

3. Comprehensive Competency Assessment: 0 Credits/1 Course

  • Comprehensive Competency Assessment

4. Doctorate Dissertation Courses: 15 Credits/5 Courses

A. Graduate Level Research

  • GRC 641 Chapter 1 Dissertation Introduction
  • GRC 642 Chapter 2 Dissertation Literature Review
  • GRC 643 Chapter 3 Dissertation Methodology
  • GRC 644 Chapter 4 Dissertation Results and Findings
  • GRC 645 Chapter 5 Dissertation Conclusions and
    Recommendations/Dissertation Presentation and Oral Defense

Career Outcomes:

Possible career avenues with a Doctorate of Business Administration from CIU.

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Executive

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Who is CIU’s online Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program for?

Upon graduating from CIU with a DBA, individuals may be qualified to pursue executive positions and to manage large teams in the workplace, to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities to create their own businesses, or to work in an academic capacity as professors.

The program encourages executives, college or university professors, and consultants to use their professional backgrounds to explore, design, and manage large systems in the complex organizations of increasingly multifaceted and multi-sectored economy.

THE CIU EXPERIENCE

Strategic Networking

A Strategic Networking experience designed to create valuable connections. Relationships don't just happen; they develop through dedicated effort and ongoing promotion. At CIU, we create opportunities to foster meaningful connections that advance your career goals.

Executive Career Coaching

You will be assigned to an executive career coach with a background aligned with your career aspirations. An executive career coach will help you get the most out of what you learn in the classroom and help build your professional portfolio.

Global Immersion

A real understanding of how a global economy works can only be gained by experiencing it, and that’s why at CIU, you will have the opportunity to travel to a foreign country and learn of new perspectives and ideas. CIU is committed to developing global citizens, are you ready for the journey?

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