Doctorate of
Business Administration

Pursue the career you want, when you want, where you want with CIU's online DBA program.

The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA-GEN) program prepares graduates for advancement in their current employment or new business career opportunities. While learning the most advanced decision-making skills and techniques, doctorate candidates also develop and hone research and writing skills required for high- level responsibility in academic and business environments.

Pursue the career you want, when you want, where you want with CIU’s online DBA program.

The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA-GEN) program prepares graduates for advancement in their current employment or new business career opportunities. While learning the most advanced decision-making skills and techniques, doctorate candidates also develop and hone research and writing skills required for high- level responsibility in academic and business environments. 

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Admission Requirements

1) Masters Degree

2) Curriculum Vitae / Professional Resume

3) Application for Admission

Admission Requirements

1) Masters Degree

2) Curriculum Vitae / Professional Resume

3) Application for Admission

Career Outcomes:

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

C-Level
Executive

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Management
Consultant

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College
Professor

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Financial
Manager

Health Services
Manager

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.

Online Business Administration (DBA-GEN) Course Curriculum:

The Doctorate of Business Administration degree requires completion of 60 semester credits of coursework which includes 30 credits of Business Core courses, 15 credits of Specialization Elective courses, a Comprehensive Competency Assessment, and 15 credits of Dissertation courses.

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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

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